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If you’ve ever worked on a theatrical production, you know how dynamic it can be. Working in the performing arts - whether it’s acting, design or administration - requires you to use a wide range of skills and to solve complex problems. At SVC we have a program designed to help you develop skills to advance your study in the performing arts.

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Program Options

As with our other performing and visual arts programs, the Drama program at SVC is designed primarily to help students who are interested in beginning their study here and later transferring to a four-year institution. We offer a well-rounded introduction to theatre arts, including courses in acting, stage management, theatre history, and stagecraft.

While no direct transfer degree program in Drama is offered at SVC, students can pursue the Associate in Arts AA-DTA and work with their advisor for best transfer options.

Most coursework in the Drama program is not lecture-based, but highly practical, with lab, rehearsal and performance-based classes to help you develop skills in real-world settings. Students will gain experience working in a range of production facilities, from the state-of-the-art McIntyre Hall, to the more intimate Phillip Tarro Theatre and other venues. Productions are student-based and student-driven, using resources from on campus and around the community.

SVC’s Drama program will help you step out of the shadows and into the light, where you’ll get valuable experience to prepare you for a four-year program.


Your tax deductible donation to the Drama Department will be used to fund departmental scholarships. Thank you for your support. For more information, please visit the Skagit Valley College Foundation website:

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Thank you for your generous support of Drama Department Scholarship recipients.

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Upcoming Performances


A Chorus Line
In McIntyre Hall
November 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7:30pm
November 11, 18 @ 2:00 pm


Shakespeare's Richard II
In Phillip Tarro Theatre
February 22, 23 @ 7:30 pm
March 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 7:30 pm
March 10 @ 2:00 pm


A tantalizing production: coming soon
In Phillip Tarro Theatre
May 24, 25, 31 @ 7:30 pm
June 1, 7, 8 @ 7:30 pm
June 9 @ 2:00 pm

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Drama Classes

Fall Quarter

Acting I: Learn the fundamentals of acting, making the body expressive.

Learning Community – Introduction to Theatre / English 102: Fully online Distance Education. Earn Humanities Credits while researching Theatre(s) in your Communities

Introduction to Theatre: Foundational understanding of the craft of theatre, focused on the jobs in the theatre industry—acting, directing, design, and the playwright.

Theatre History I: Fully online Distance Education, Theatre history from the dawn of man to Shakespeare.

Winter Quarter

Introduction to Theatre: Foundational understanding of the craft of theatre, focused on the jobs in the theatre industry—acting, directing, design, and the playwright.

Acting II: Fundamental acting techniques exploring the rehearsal process while make the voice expressive.

Threater History II: Fully online Distrance Education, Theatre history from the Elizabethan era to the beginning of the Modern Age.

Spring Quarter

Learning Community: The Drama of War – Introduction to Theatre / World Civilization III: Explore the underpinnings of history through the machinations of war, looking at the personal costs of war expressed in dramatic literature.

Acting Shakespeare: Use acting techniques of Patrick Stewart, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen through the “Acting Shakespeare” video series to improve your onstage presence and command of language.

Modern Theatre History: Fully online Distance Education, Theatre history from the historic Avant Garde to the modern American Musical.

Department Contact

Damond Morris, PhD
Hodson Hall, H-023

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