Theatre Program


The Theatre major is a comprehensive program in which those interested in Acting, Directing, Design and any other aspect of theatre will be able to take the classes that will transfer to a four year theatre program.

Courses offered include

Introduction to Theatre (Thea 101) that is an overview of the history and job opportunities available in Theatre.

Acting I and II (Thea 103, Thea 203) will introduce those interested in acting skills needed for this career and the second level builds upon the foundation laid in the beginning class.

In Technical Theatre I and II (Thea 104 and 105), students learn the basics of stagecraft and design, and the advances class builds upon Technical Theatre.

Stage Makeup (Thea 110) offers both the Actor and the technician skills in character analysis, basic application techniques, and design.

Costumes (Thea 108) Students learn basic garment history, sewing skills and design work in order to understand the role that costumes play in a production.

Directing (Thea 201) offers the opportunity for students to apply how a stage director functions and coordinates all the areas of theatre study to produce a performance.

Play Analysis (Thea 114) This course teaches the fundamentals of play analysis for a director, actor or designer/technician.  (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)

Special Topics in Theatre (Thea 299) This is a specialized class that is offered in a variety of topics, including American Musical Theaters, Improvisation, and children’s theatre to just name a few. (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)

Theatre Practicum (theatre 106) This is credit for practical application of theatre skills in acting, backstage or front of house work. (Offered based on student demand and faculty availability only)

2018 Theatre Production Schedule

What is Unique About Our Theatre Program?

One of the most unique parts for the program at JJC is the opportunity for Undergraduates to have the availability of Acting in a major role or a technician being able to design or lead a team of people in the backstage areas. Typically, in four year programs, these opportunities are available to upperclassmen first then underclassmen. JJC has had many students who have acted in our productions or design in our program to have an advantage over others who may have been at their four year institution before these students and have lead them to successful careers and professional opportunities.

All performances are open to the public and JJC offers subscriptions to the plays.

2017-18 Theatre Brochure

What Are My Career Opportunities?

  • Actor
  • Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Props Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Talent Manager
  • Teacher
  • Director
  • Arts Management
  • Arts Fundraiser
  • Lighting Engineer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Film Editor
  • Casting Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Playwright
  • Literary Manager
  • Producer
  • Dramaturge
  • Booking Agent
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Theatre Critic
  • Events Planner
  • Advertising Specialist