Explore Academic Programs - Drama


Do you want to be an actor, set or light designer, stage manager, theatre teacher or even a director for theatre, television or film? Then explore the fundamentals of that training at Central Texas College! We’ll prepare you to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts program of your choice or get right out into the world subcontracting and chasing agents.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Writer and author

Potential Earnings: $28.97 hourly, $60,250 annually

Market Growth Rate (2014-2024); slower than average (2 - 4%)


Actor (includes various options)

Potential Earnings: $18.80 per hour

Market Growth Rate (2014-2024): faster than average (9 - 13 %) 


Designer

Potential Earnings: $25.62 hourly; $53,280 annually

Market Growth Rate (2014-2024): average (5 - 8%)


Makeup artist - theatrical and performance

Potential Earnings: $25.59 hourly, $53,230 annually

Market Growth Rate(2014-2024): Much fast than average, 14% or higher


Stage director -film or television

Potential Earnings: $32.91 hourly, $68,440 annually

Market Growth Rate: Faster than average (9 - 13%)

Talent director

Potential Earnings: $32.91 hourly, $68,440 annually

Market Growth Rate: Faster than average (9 - 13%)


Producer and director

Potential Earnings: $32.91 hourly, $68,440 annually

Market Growth Rate: Faster than average (9 - 13%)


Post-secondary theatre instructor

Potential Earnings: $65,340 annually

Market Growth Rate: Faster than average (9 - 13%)


Entertainer and performer, sports and related worker

Potential Earnings: $17.64 hourly

Market Growth Rate: Average (5 - 8%)


Artist, related worker and all other

Potential Earnings: ;$28.10 hourly, $58,450 annually

Market Growth Rate: Little or no change


Degrees and Certificates

Students selecting an Associate of Arts degree in drama will need to complete 60 total credit hours. Those hours include 42 in the core curriculum and 18 in the drama specialization. It is recommended students focus on the core requirements before taking drama courses so they will have more time to engage in productions, fieldtrips, scene work and workshops. However, any schedule arrangement suitable to students' needs can work.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Arts

Drama

60 Credit Hours | Two years full-time to complete

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