Theatre Degree Program

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From actors scene study and playwriting to voice production and stagecraft, Bristol theatre students learn what it takes to make a career out of their passion for theatre. Learn more about earning an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Theatre Concentration from Bristol Community College.

The Theatre Program at Bristol Community College provides a rigorous, meaningful and hands-on training for people who value a life in the arts or who value the principles of being an “educated person.”

You will receive professional-quality theatre training that provides you with the foundational skills necessary to work professionally in an apprentice capacity, or to transfer to a four-year theatre program.

For those looking to get a head start, Bristol offers a new theatre dual enrollment option. This allows high school students to begin taking college-level theatre courses at Bristol while still attending high school.

We welcome you to register for one of our exciting class offerings. 

  • Theatre Colloquium
  • Intro To Theatre
  • Intro To Acting
  • Acting: Scene Study
  • Acting: Voice, Movement, Style
  • Acting: Theatre To Film
  • Voice Production
  • Theatre Design
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre History: The Early Years
  • Theatre History: The Modern Years
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre Capstone

For more information about the associate in arts in liberal arts & sciences, theatre concentration, please visit the academic catalog.

Beyond Bristol

Theatre 2018 God You Serve IP 2 ImageMany students continue their studies in theatre at four-year institutions such as the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Emerson College, Bridgewater State University, Rhode Island College and others.

Bristol alumni have worked in all aspects of theatre performance and administration, both locally and nationally!

Theatre education will support you in your pursuit of a career in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Studying theatre can help you climb! You could become a/an:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Producer
  • Make-Up Artist and more!

The skills you build in the theatre program can prepare you for jobs outside of the industry, too. Theatre students have gone on to pursue:

  • Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Training
  • Event Management
  • Fundraising
  • Sales

Start your journey and enroll to Bristol today!