Theatre Arts Department



If you dream of a life of creativity, if you are compelled to find the extraordinary and break boundaries, if you wish to utilize technical skills in an artistic field, a career in theatre may be right for you.

Santa Monica College’s Theatre Arts Department has a widely known and highly regarded reputation, nationally and internationally. Situated in an ideal location just 30 minutes from Hollywood and Burbank, SMC opens you up to nearby film and theatre communities while you enjoy the beach city atmosphere on campus.

We help you find your passion and voice in the performing arts, bringing 70+ years of experience teaching theatre, acting, and directing. Our Theatre Arts and Technical Theatre programs provide many education, training, and career opportunities for performers, as well as for technical and design students. Students receive hands-on training in lighting, sound, projection, and costuming while using cutting-edge technology. Student crews cast and run all department productions.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to developing the next generation of theatre performers, designers, and live-event technicians.

Programs of Study

Theatre Arts

A comprehensive curriculum in areas of Acting, Voice, Movement, Theatrical Styles, Theatre History, Production, and Technical Theatre prepares students for university transfer and future careers.

Degree Information

Technical Theater

Receive hands-on training in lighting, sound, projection, make-up, and costuming while using cutting-edge technology.

Degree Information

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