About the Program

This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking to further develop skills in acting, directing, arts management, technical theatre, and theatre scholarship.

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Program Degrees and Certificates

Program Details

Students can learn acting, playwriting, improvisation, stage combat, mask, movement, script analysis, theatre history, voice, dance, directing, lighting, sound, costumes, set design, and the business of being in the theatrical profession.

  • Transfer Opportunities

    In order to learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study please visit: https://www.nvcc.edu/transfer/. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.

  • Credit for Prior Learning

    Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit.

  • Career Prospects

    Theatre provides an opportunity to develop practical skills in working with others, decision making, commitment, time management, memorization, and research. Theatre majors develop skills to become actors, stage managers, playwrights, arts administrators, directors, dancers, producers, and costume designers. They also learn a wide range of transferable skills that help them build careers in other fields, as screenwriters, puppeteers, choreographers, lighting designers, sound designers, drama teachers, set designers, and stage technicians.

Career Coach


Alexandria Campus
Lynette Garrett

Annandale Campus
Melissa Chabot

Loudoun Campus
Saleha Bholat

Manassas Campus
Jay Gillispie

Woodbridge Campus
K. V. White