Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

‘All the world is a stage,’ and in this multifaceted degree program, you can learn the many starring and supporting roles.

  • Overview

    Whether your desire is to appear on a stage or behind a camera, you should learn the theories, techniques and elements of theatre. And, at Oklahoma CityCommunity College, you can through the associate degree in theatre arts.

    The theatre arts program uses classroom and hands-on experience on stage to develop your performance skills. You’ll also take classes in acting and make-up.

    You can also take advantage of the college’s theatre productions and have on-stage experience before you even graduate.

    Get started today! Complete your online community college admissions application
  • Overview

    Whether your desire is to appear on a stage or behind a camera, you should learn the theories, techniques and elements of theatre. And, at Oklahoma CityCommunity College, you can through the associate degree in theatre arts.

    The theatre arts program uses classroom and hands-on experience on stage to develop your performance skills. You’ll also take classes in acting and make-up.

    You can also take advantage of the college’s theatre productions and have on-stage experience before you even graduate.

    Get started today! Complete your online community college admissions application
  • Highlights

    In the theatre arts degree program at OCCC, you’ll study:

    • The basics of theatre and theatre history and literature
    • The chain of responsibility from the playwright to the staff of the final production
    • The elements of theatre and their relevance to human experience
    • The physiological elements of the voice
    • The principles, theory and psychology of theatrical make-up
    • How to train your voice, mind and body for stage acting
    • Fundamental techniques and practices in scene construction
    • The skills to emphasize the development of character and actor interaction
    • How to successfully audition for a role
  • Degree Options

    Theatre Arts Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma CityCommunity Collegeoffers an associate degree in arts in theatre arts.

    After completing this associate degree program, it’s best to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. However, an associate degree in theatre arts can still open up many job opportunities.

  • Courses

    Theatre Arts Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    AtOklahoma CityCommunity College, you’ll take the following courses if you major in theatre arts:

    • Introduction to Theatre
    • Acting I and II
    • Make-Up for the Stage
    • Acting for the Camera
    • Voice and Speech Improvement
    • Introduction to Technical Theatre
    • Production Workshop

    OCCC’s online course catalog includes full details on all your required college classes. Check out class availability and map out your schedule today!

  • Faculty
    Julie Corff

    Julie Corff


    Professor of Speech Communication, Program Coordinator

    I have taught for 23 years Communication courses, trained and consulted with businesses in communication such as Unysis, Mercy Hospital, McCaleb Highland Homes, Liberty Bank, Federal Transfer Department, etc... I have taught at UCO, OSU, OSU-OKC, OCCC full time going on 8 years. I was asked to speak and teach at Harvard University as well. My heart is to make a difference in the lives of my OCCC students!

     
    Brent Noel

    Brent Noel


    Professor of Theatre Arts

    Introduced to theatre at an early age as “The Third Pig” in the Whittier Elementary production of The Three Little Pigs.  He has gone on to star in such memorable roles as Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Judas (Jesus Christ, Superstar!) and John (Oleanna).  Brent has directed a variety of theatrical forms including Shakespeare, musicals, opera, modern comedy, contemporary tragedy, and Greek comedy.  He studied Theatre of the Oppressed with its creator, Augusto Boal, and is continuing that tradition of interactive theatre at OCCC.                

     
  • After OCCC

    Careers for Theatre Arts Majors

    In the theatre, there is a place for everyone. There are those who perform, those who direct, those who produce and those who write. Then, there is the business of the theatre critic and the drama teacher.

    Those with a true passion for the theatre are in demand in the workplace due to their motivation, energy, creativity, curiosity and competitive edge.  

    With a degree in theatre arts, you’ll find career opportunities in performing, directing, producing, writing, critiquing and teaching.

    Are you ready to set the stage for your career in theatre arts? Complete your online community college admissions application today!

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