Welcome to Theatre Arts
The Theatre Arts Department at Irvine Valley College is geared toward providing the student with a comprehensive theatre experience encompassing all aspects of acting, musical theater, voice, diction, directing, design, and theatre production as well as an introduction to theatre history. Students may structure their own program to suit their personal goals and experience level through enrolling in a wide range of courses as well as through participating in the theatre department's highly acclaimed productions. Strong emphasis is placed on preparing and training theatre students to meet future goals of higher education in theatre or employment in the many facets of the entertainment industry. Students completing theater arts programs are able to perform a role in a theatrical production, analyze text as it relates to acting performance, construct theatrical elements, manage a theatrical production, analyze the literary and vocal components of musical theater, and apply the fundamentals of theatrical design.