A well-made production, be it live theatre or a skillfully crafted film, is not easy to do. But for some, the foundational skills needed for quality production design and technique is an appealing challenge.

If the arts of theatre and film have always held your interest, why not make a career of it? Our experienced theatre and film school instructors will teach you the world of technical theatre, how to work on professional stage productions and the art of filmmaking. Aside from the experience you’ll gain from theatre and film making, you will develop a portfolio of academic work to showcase throughout your artistic career.

Now’s the time to make it happen. Start your education in theatre today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Theatre

Imagine bringing an audience to their feet, to a new understanding, or through emotional work using your voice and body. EMCC’s Theatre program is intended for both the beginning actor and the non-actor who are interested in exploring the basics of the craft. Students get to know the Actor’s Instrument. You will learn how to analyze a character, a scene, and a script. Students explore vocal and physical expression as both relate to acting and performance. Throughout the program, you will study and discuss the basics of theatre etiquette, staging, presentation, and the jargon of the industry. The program also cultivates self-confidence, which serves anyone who may deal with public speaking.