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Why choose Theatre Arts at PCC?

We Make Theatre

Our Theatre Arts curriculum centers around the student led production of high quality dramatic and musical theatre, housed in PCC’s state of the art facility.

The Portland Community College Theatre Arts has presented over 70 fully staged productions since 1979 ranging across the dramatic, comic, and musical genres. Most of our shows are now mounted in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), a state-of-the-art theatre on the Sylvania campus. Because the PAC also serves as a rental facility, we can hire our students to crew rental productions, thereby giving them necessary and practical on-the-job training with the help of our talented faculty.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university


What will you learn?

The Theatre Arts Program is a dynamic theatrical training program that strives to prepare you in the arts of acting, directing, design, and stagecraft. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive atmosphere for exploration into this most immediate, collaborative, and compelling art form.

In addition, PCC’s Theatre Arts Program offers you the unique opportunity to own a production from start to finish: the annual Student One-Act Play Festival showcases new plays written, directed, acted, and designed by PCC Theatre Arts students.

What will you do?

Many of our students have gone on to find professional employment as technicians and actors, others to excel in four-year programs in Oregon and beyond.

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