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, students build a solid base for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in performance or theatre technology.

Students have access to seven theatre facilities across three Tri-C campuses (Eastern, Metropolitan and Western). At these facilities, students practice stagecraft and acting by putting on quality productions for theatre lovers each spring and fall.

Students interested in pursuing advanced theatre arts studies should plan to earn an Associate of Arts degree from Tri-C and transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. Visit the Transfer Center webpage and the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways page to view available transfer pathways/articulation agreements from Tri-C to four-year partner schools, including Cleveland State University. 

Career Outlook

There are a variety of careers available to pursue in theatre arts, including 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 theatre arts courses at Tri-C.

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