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Program Overview

A well-made production, be it live theatre or a skillfully crafted film, is not easy to do. But for some, the foundational skills needed for quality production design and technique is an appealing challenge.

If the arts of theatre and film have always held your interest, why not make a career of it? Our experienced theatre and film school instructors will teach you the world of technical theatre, how to work on professional stage productions and the art of filmmaking. Aside from the experience you’ll gain from theatre and film making, you will develop a portfolio of academic work to showcase throughout your artistic career.

Now’s the time to make it happen. Start your education in theatre today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Paradise Valley Community College?

Under the direction of well-known Theatre Director Andrea Robertson, PVCC students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience both on and off stage through a diverse season of five-to-six productions. Students become familiar with many areas of theatre including:

  • Directing
  • Stage managing
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre for youth

Technical Theater (building and designing for shows in makeup, costume, lighting, sets and props)

Additionally, PVCC is the only MCCCD school offering certification through the Society of American Fight Directors in Stage Combat, where students can study all eight weapons the  SAFD offers. Robertson is one of only two SAFD certified teachers in the state of Arizona and holds her MFA in direction.