Whether you would like to enroll in a few classes, or major in Theatre at HACC, you will find courses that address a variety of interests. Our classes in performance include training in several levels of Acting, Voice, Dialects, Movement, Directing and Musical Theatre. Courses with a technical concentration include Scenography, Costuming, Makeup, and Lighting. Further studies include theatre history and Shakespeare, and each semester students are given the opportunity to participate in master classes with visiting Guest Artists. Our students gain valuable hands-on training by interning with various theatres in the Harrisburg area. In addition, student employment possibilities are offered backstage and front of house to complement your theatre training, and students are regularly employed as Assistant Teachers with our Theatre for Young People program.
Our theatre program produces four productions each year, one of which tours to local schools. All productions are directed and executed by a team of professionals in their respective fields, and our students receive hands on training by constructing the visual elements required by the individual designs. We take pride in the quality of our productions and course offerings and the competitive nature of our program. Our commitment to excellence as a program and college requires all theatre faculty to hold advanced degrees and teaching experience in the discipline of theatre. This also applies to our guest directors, and technical designers within the field.
As a smaller program, our students are extended significant opportunities to gain valuable experiences not often afforded by larger programs of the same scope. If you are a student who is planning on transferring to a Bachelor’s program or conservatory, you will find that our theatre program provides an excellent foundation for your training.
Enroll now, because many of our classes fill quickly! And should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of us—our faculty and staff would be happy to arrange a tour of our facilities or discuss the Theatre Program with you.
Don’t delay…start your theatre training today!