Degrees and Programs
Theatre at Northeast Community College is an exciting participation activity. In addition to theatre classes, through a cooperative agreement with the Norfolk Community Theater and the production of an all-college play, students participate in a wide variety of experiences in the production of theater. After earning an associate of arts degree in two years, students may either put their skills directly to work or transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college. A career in the arts takes patience, dedication, and luck. Consider paring theatre with another career interest or concentration to open up more career opportunities.
As a Theatre concentration, you will develop performance and stage production skills. You'll get several opportunities to participate in theatre annually (in an acting and/or technical capacity) with the Norfolk Community Theater productions and the all-student College production. Opportunities include acting, stage management, and various crew positions, including lighting, set construction, costume construction, make-up and props.
Career opportunities in theatre may be found in performing arts, directing, writing, set design, and other areas behind the scenes, movies and television, education, and business. Theaters, touring companies, show groups, amusement and theme parks, and television/radio stations are potential places of employment, and there are literally hundreds of regional, community, and summer stock companies across the nation. The business side includes production, management, marketing, and fundraising.
Salaries vary greatly, depending on employment and location of the position.