To study theatre is to attempt to approach and comprehend our humanity. Theatre as an academic field holds to the core values of artistry, discipline, collaboration, discovery, diversity, and community. Kishwaukee College puts on a theatrical production in the fall semester and an acting showcase in the spring semester.
The theatre concentration is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after completing a two-year degree (A.A. or A.S). All graduation and degree requirements for the A.A. or A.S. degree must be satisfied (see the Graduation Requirements section of the Kishwaukee College Catalog. Students pursuing the A.A. or A.S. degree within this area are advised to determine the bachelor degree requirements of the college to which they plan to transfer.
Are you considering majoring in theatre, but aren’t sure what careers it will prepare you for? Many occupations require the individual talents and skills developed through theatre course work—skills such as close reading, disciplined and accurate analysis, and spoken and written presentation of coherent argument. Responsibility, discipline, focus, technical expertise, and a strong capacity for collaborative teamwork are all honed in the study of theatre and are also highly valued by employers.
A Theatre major will prepare you for a variety of careers, including positions in playwrighting, directing, acting, arts, administration, education, law, business, and various other fields.
For more information on what a theatre degree can do for you, visit the Educational Theatre Association website.
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