Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

Program Detail

Become a Student

Contact the Program Directors

Kevin Dressler

Residential Faculty - Director of Theatre Activities

480-461-7538

480-461-7350 (fax)

Office: TH 29 - Room: TH25

Kara E. Thomson

Residential Faculty - Theatre

480-461-7975

This program is part of the Communication, Theatre & Film Arts Department.

The stage is set. The house is standing room only. And it’s five minutes to curtain. This is your first performance but you’re not nervous at all. All of your study, training, and practice at MCC has paid off.

The Theatre Arts program provides you with an excellent foundation in theatrical production and performance and offers opportunities for participation to students, staff, faculty, and the community. We support a variety of theatre outreach experiences including four main stage productions, as well as student productions and showcases, original works, guest artists, workshops, and puppetry performances.

A balanced, well-rounded theatrical experience helps you develop confidence and enables you to move from competence to excellence in whatever profession you choose. A theatrical education provides you with a valuable base from which to launch a career in film, television, stage, management, marketing, advertising, law, politics, theology, social work, or in therapeutic fields.

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre (AA-Theatre) Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre Course List
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Transfer to a University

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Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Film (Film and Media Production)
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Film (Film and Media Studies)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Acting)
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Design and Production)

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with the academic advisor in the Theatre Arts program.

If you're interested in Theatre Arts Performance schedule an appointment with Kevin Dressler by email at kevin.dressler@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7538.

If you're interested in Theatre Arts Design or Technical Production schedule an appointment with Kara Thompson by email at kara.thomson@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7975.

Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success, so don’t skip it, okay?