The Theatre Arts program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) can help students explore their interest in acting and stagecraft as an avocation, or it can set the stage for a career in theatrical performance, production, management and more.

Through studies in acting, stage management, and technical theatre, Tri-C Theatre Arts students will build a solid base for transferring to a four-year institution for a bachelor’s degree in performance or theatre technology.

Students in this program have access to seven different theatre facilities across three Tri-C campuses. The facilities provide students with an opportunity to practice stagecraft and acting by putting on quality productions for theatre lovers.

Tri-C also presents a full schedule of performances presented in those state-of-the-art theatres at the Western, Eastern and Metropolitan Campuses each spring and fall.

Students interested in pursuing studies in the discipline of Theatre Arts should plan to pursue an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-c and transfer to a four-year College or University to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.  Please visit the transfer center page to view available transfer pathways/articulation agreements from Tri-C to four year partners, including agreements with Cleveland State University. 

Career Outlook

There are a variety of careers available to pursue in Theatre: onstage, backstage, play writing, and production.  Potential careers include actor, director, critic, theatre manager, stage manager, playwright, casting or talent agent, scenic and costume design, lighting and sound manager and many more.

Learn more about available courses at Tri-C in this discipline.

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