The El Camino College Theatre Department offers a comprehensive foundation in the theory, history, and practice of theatre to students seeking a degree, a certificate, or preparing to transfer to four-year degree programs. Students receive a structured program of study in history, dramatic literature, acting, performance, technical theatre and related crafts.
What We Offer
Associate in Arts Degree
Upon completion of the required courses, students can earn an Associate in Arts Degree in Theatre with options for emphasis in acting, technical theatre, and production.
Preparation for the Transfer Major
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in Counseling Services, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.
Master Classes and Events
Students are encouraged to attend professional and student productions presented by the El Camino Center for the Arts and to participate in or observe master classes presented by visiting artists. Upcoming performances, events, and ticket information is available through Center for the Arts.
Students have the opportunity to perform in five or six productions each year, including main stage, workshop, and major musical productions with a live orchestra.
THEA-175ABCD-5917 Student Perfrm Workshop
Instructor: Singh, N (email@example.com)
8/27/2022 – 10/21/2022
On Campus At El Camino College, LAB to be arranged.
Section 5917 meets from: September 6 to October 22, 2022. Production #1: “Dear Harvey” by Patricia Loughrey. This class is by audition only. Do not pre-enroll. Open auditions: September 1 & 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Theatre. The first class meeting will be on September 6, 2022. Performances: October 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. and October 16, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. 6 hours and 40 minutes of lab to be arranged.
THEA-270ABCD-5955 Begin Theatre Production
Instructor: Brevoort, G (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
On Campus At El Camino College, LAB to be arranged
Section 5955 meets from: October 22 to December 11, 2022. Production #2: “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare. This class is by audition only. Do not pre-enroll. Open auditions: October 17 & 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Theatre. The first class meeting will be on October 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Theatre. Performances: December 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. and December 4 & 11, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. 6 hours and 40 minutes of lab to be arranged.
Fundamentals of Acting • Intermediate Acting • Audition and Cold Reading Workshop • Acting Shakespeare • Improvisation • Stagecraft • Lighting • Costuming • Theatrical Makeup • Intelligent Lighting
Course descriptions can be found in the College Catalog. To view current class offerings, refer to Online Class Schedule.
Our facilities include a 350 seat Campus Theatre, with a proscenium style thrust stage, a removable orchestra pit with full flying capability, and sufficient wing space for rolling scenery. Attached are a green room area and two large chorus dressing rooms. The theatre is equipped with wireless microphones and state-of-the-art lighting equipment. In addition to providing well-stocked costume and property rooms, we provide theatre students access to a fully operational scene shop where they can build scenery.
Our theatre classes can be a student’s first step towards a variety of careers in theatre including:
Actor • Acting coach • Advertising/marketing specialist • Agent • Announcer • Booking manager • Casting director • Costume designer • Costumer • Critic • Director • Drama coach • Entertainment lighting • Lighting designer • Make-up artist • Movie theatre manager • Narrator • Playwright • Producer • Prop manager • Rigger • Scene painter • Script coach/manager • Set designer/carpenter • Sound designer • Stage manager • Talent scout • Theatre arts instructor • Theatre manager
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