Build Your Future in Theatrical Performance
Acting and Performance Level I
Designed to prepare students for entry-level performance competency and employment in regional theatre, television, film, theme parks and education. Students will integrate voice, mind, and body techniques toward character development, explore and engage with multiple professional training methodologies, generate a repertory of performance material for auditions, and produce professional grade resumes and head shots to forward career advancement.
Musical Theatre Level I
The Musical Theatre Certificate Program is designed to prepare the student for performance competency in the field of Musical Theatre and lead to specific areas of employment in musical theater production as well as television, theme parks, cruise ships and education.
Stage and Screen Combat Level I
Designed to prepare the student for entry-level performance competency and employment in the field of stage combat and stunts, with specific areas of employment in regional theatre, television, film, theme parks and education. Students will integrate voice, mind, and body techniques toward character development, train and employ a variety of techniques specific to armed and unarmed staged violence, integrate choreography into the context of scripted scene work, and be adjudicated for proficiency and recognition by an internationally recognized organization (Society of American Fight Directors).
For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department website: http://theatre.fullcoll.edu/.
Degrees & Certificates
- Apply online at fullcoll.edu
- Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
- Take the online orientation
- Take assessment exam
- Meet with a Counselor
- Update Personal info in My Gateway
- Register for classes
- Pay fees
Frequently Asked Questions
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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 ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
• Costume Draper
• Costume Seamstress
• Costume Shop Manager
• Wardrobe Assistant
• Wardrobe Attendant
• Wardrobe Manager
• Wardrobe Supervisor
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK?
Employment of fashion designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations.
Most apparel continues to be produced internationally. As a result, employment of fashion designers in the apparel manufacturing industry is projected to decline about 33 percent over the projection period, slowing the overall employment growth of fashion designers.
However, employment of fashion designers in the retail trade industry is projected to grow about 22 percent over the projection period. Retailers are selling more fashion-inspired clothing, which increases the demand for fashion designers to design clothing and accessories for everyday wear for the mass market.
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“I’ve recently become a Character Artist at MGA Entertainment and I owe it all to the Digital Arts CTE program at Fullerton College. Every single class I took helped me build a portfolio that was competitive enough to land me a job where all of my coworkers come from private colleges, and I think that’s pretty cool. Not only are the classes very useful but the professors that teach them are as well. They have endless amounts of knowledge and experience in their fields and are super eager to help their students. I am very proud and grateful to have been a part of the CTE program and I can’t wait to see where I go in the future thanks to Fullerton College.”