Why study theatre arts?
Theatre arts classes provide students with skills in analysis, problem-solving, performance, and creative improvisation that can be used in just about any career field. A theatre degree prepares students for a variety of onstage and backstage careers in theatre or entertainment venues such as producer, director, stage manager, actor, technical director, or stagehand. In addition, skills learned in technical theatre are used in many venues including themed restaurants and vacation resorts and in the design, fabrication, and installation of exhibits. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to view the average annual salaries for careers in the performing arts.
At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.
“Parkland College Theatre has given me more than I could ever return. It has given me a platform to push myself, to be as great as I wanted to be. These people have supported me in, and helped me achieve every goal I’ve ever had.” — Lauren Sutter, theatre major, Point Park University
Parkland College offers a variety of theatre courses to prepare you for a transfer
degree or to fulfill general education requirements.