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What will a student of Theater learn?

Designed to give you performance confidence, HCC's theater courses will help you understand creative uses of language and ideas, as well as how to be literal, figurative and impressionistic using a wide range of emotional effects. You also will learn how to speak with a sense of audience, purpose and style- often using characterizations for the stage that reflect a wide range of human personality, idiosyncratic behaviors and psychological states.

Fast Facts:

Theater courses offered at HCC include Acting I, Acting II and Introduction to Theater. Opportunities to perform in the Astroth Community Education Center as well as the Heartland Theater in Normal are also available.

What is the occupational outlook?

As a theater major, you may be considered for work in an assortment of venues, including stage, film, TV, video and radio. The vast range of materials produced in these various forms are used in entertainment, information and instruction. Because of this, you'll have career options in the following areas:

  • Acting/Casting/Directing
  • Broadcasting/Deejaying
  • Choreography
  • Costume/Set Design
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting
  • Stage/Technical Crew
  • Teaching/Consulting
  • Theater/House Managing