Build Your Future in Theatre Arts
Offering one of the most diversified theatre curriculum and ambitious production schedules of all community colleges, the Theatre Arts Department at Fullerton College is strongly committed to transfer education, professional training, and community service. The mainstage production season is complemented by a new play development program, a director’s festival, and a student-directed show program. A strong high school outreach program includes special weekday matinees and one of the most successful high school theatre festivals in the United States.
For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department website.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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WHAT ARE MY ACADEMIC OPTIONS?
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- Certificate- Assistant Costume Designer
- Certificate- Costume Cutter/Draper
- Certificate- Costume Stitcher
- Certificate- Costume Wardrobe
- Certificate- Lighting Technician
- Certificate- Scenic Artist
- Certificate- Sound Technician
- Certificate- Technical Theatre
- Certificate- Theme Park Technician
- Certificate- Theme Park Technology Specialist
- Certificate- Acting and Performance Level I
- Certificate- Musical Theatre Level I
- Certificate- Stage and Screen Combat Level I
- Associate in Arts Degree- Theatre Arts
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE IN THIS INDUSTRY AND WHAT DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Career opportunities include:
- Theatre technician
- Stage Manager
- Sound Technician
- Scenic Artist
- Technical Director
- Costume Wardrobe Director
- Costume Draper
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