Drama and Theatre Arts Degree at Pierce 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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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Drama and Theatre Arts program at Pierce College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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,...)

California State University - Northridge

Northridge, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Drama (B,M)
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting (B,M)

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Drama (C,A)

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Drama (B,M,D)

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

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

American Academy of Dramatic Arts - West

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 140 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (A)

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Drama (A)

West Los Angeles College

Culver City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Drama (C)

Moorpark College

Moorpark, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

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

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

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

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
74%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
29:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,472