Theatre

Theatre

Theatre Degree Program

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From actors scene study and playwriting to voice production and stagecraft, Bristol theatre students learn what it takes to make a career out of their passion for theatre. Learn more about earning an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Theatre Concentration from Bristol Community College.

The Theatre Program at Bristol Community College provides a rigorous, meaningful and hands-on training for people who value a life in the arts or who value the principles of being an “educated person.”

You will receive professional-quality theatre training that provides you with the foundational skills necessary to work professionally in an apprentice capacity, or to transfer to a four-year theatre program.

For those looking to get a head start, Bristol offers a new theatre dual enrollment option. This allows high school students to begin taking college-level theatre courses at Bristol while still attending high school.

We welcome you to register for one of our exciting class offerings. 

  • Theatre Colloquium
  • Intro To Theatre
  • Intro To Acting
  • Acting: Scene Study
  • Acting: Voice, Movement, Style
  • Acting: Theatre To Film
  • Voice Production
  • Theatre Design
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre History: The Early Years
  • Theatre History: The Modern Years
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre Capstone

 
For more information about the associate in arts in liberal arts & sciences, theatre concentration, please visit the academic catalog.


Beyond Bristol

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Many students continue their studies in theatre at four-year institutions such as the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Emerson College, Bridgewater State University, Rhode Island College and others.

Bristol alumni have worked in all aspects of theatre performance and administration, both locally and nationally!

Theatre education will support you in your pursuit of a career in the performing arts and entertainment industries. Studying theatre can help you climb! You could become a/an:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Producer
  • Make-Up Artist and more!


The skills you build in the theatre program can prepare you for jobs outside of the industry, too. Theatre students have gone on to pursue:

  • Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Training
  • Event Management
  • Fundraising
  • Sales

Start your journey and enroll to Bristol today!

Dual Enrollment Option


The Bristol Theatre Program is seeking to enroll a cohort of high school seniors who will be able to complete their final year of high school by being full-time theatre students at the college beginning in Fall 2020.

Students will take all theatre classes and general education classes as well as participate in theatre program productions. The program is seeking interested actors, directors, writers, and designers to participate.

Bristol has a number of relationships with four-year colleges, which will allow for a seamless high school to bachelor's degree pathway, with the added benefit of a year of saved time and money for the students.

The college will be hosting auditions and interviews on the Fall River Campus. Interested students should plan to attend an audition/interview day where they can learn more about the program, share some of their work, and experience what a Bristol Theatre experience is like.  Participation in the program is not contingent on an audition/interview, however it is strongly recommended that students attend one.

Audition Preparation:

  • Actors should prepare a 1-minute monologue and submit a resume with past experience.
  • Writers should bring a resume, writing samples and be prepared to discuss previous experiences and future plans.
  • Designers should bring a resume, portfolio, pictures, models or anything else that represents their work.
  • Directors should bring a resume and be prepared to discuss their experience and their artistic goals for the future.
  • Any supporting materials would be welcome.


Audition/Interview dates:

  • April 17, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • April 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • May 8,  4 to 6 p.m.
  • May 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Please contact Theatre Coordinator David Ledoux to book an audition appointment or with any questions.