Drama and Theatre Arts Degree at Orange Coast College

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Drama and Theatre Arts Degree

The drama and theatre arts field of study is focused on performance and performers involved in the process. The term drama comes from the Greek word meaning “action”. Today, a drama performed in a theatre by actors upon a stage before a live audience includes an active mode of production often including music and dance. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer drama and theatre arts degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Drama and Theatre Arts Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Orange Coast College offers an associate's degree program in drama and theatre arts.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male1
Female2

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Hispanic3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Drama and Theatre Arts program at Orange Coast College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Actors

Description

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, actors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.6% from 2014 to 2024

Producers

Description

Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, producers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.1% from 2014 to 2024

Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other

Description

All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Drama and Theatre Arts Programs in California

Drama and Theatre Arts programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B)
  • Musical Theatre (B)

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 95 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B,M,D)
  • Musical Theatre (B,M,D)

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Drama (A)

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Drama (A)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (A)

Concordia University - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Drama (B)

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Drama (A)

Chapman University

Orange, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 35 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B)
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting (B)
  • Acting (B)

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (A)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (A)

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (A)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (A)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 79 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (B,M)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
55%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
32:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,943