Build Your Future in Technical Theater
The Theater Arts program responds to and fosters the demographic and cultural diversity of our students with our curriculum as well as our performance and production opportunities. We promote student success by providing innovative, flexible, and challenging courses and training in new theater technologies. We now offer an Associate Science Degree in Theater Arts Production.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Program options include certificate programs or associate in science degree.
Depending on the program and the number of units taken each semester, completing a certificate program can take as little as one to two semesters and completing the associate in science degree program can take about two years.
The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units vary by course, but the average is three units per course. Unit fees for the 12-unit certificate would be $552, ranging up to the 60-unit associate degree, which would be $2,760. Most students also qualify for some form of financial aid.
The types of careers students can pursue in this field include:
The average salary in this field is between $48,170 and $111,270 per year.
Graduates of our program have gone on to work at every level of professional theater, theme parks, film production and television.
Program Mapper: View course options for this program.
- Costume/ Makeup Design Certificate = 12-14 units (1-2 semesters)
- Lighting/Audio Design Certificate = 12-14 units (1-2 semesters)
- Technical Theater Certificate = 13-14 units (1-2 semesters)
- Theater Arts Production Associate in Science Degree = 60 units (2 years)
- Theater Arts Associate in Arts for Transfer = 60 units (2 years)
There are no additional requirements to enroll in this program. However, some courses may have prerequisites or audition requirements. These can be viewed in the Cypress College Catalog and the Schedule of Classes.
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