Do you enjoy acting? Are you interested in a career in theater?

DVC offers one of the most in-depth acting, musical theater, directing, and technical theater training programs in the East Bay. Studying drama gives you many skills beyond acting: self-confidence, public speaking, creativity, problem solving and time management. Students can also audition for DVC productions, get hands-on experience in technical theater and join the Dramatic Society. Whether you are looking for career training for immediate employment or planning to transfer to a four-year university, our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals.

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Career Opportunities

The drama program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Theater Technician
  • Theater Designer
  • Hair & Makeup Artist
  • Properties Artisan
  • Scenic Painter
  • Scene Shop Manager

With additional education:

  • Art, Drama and Music Teacher
  • General and Operations Manager

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.