Associate in Arts (Transfer)

Take your training in theatre to a stage, studio, movie set, or cruise ship. The Theatre Associate in Arts curriculum prepares you for performance and technical careers. The program is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university.

shows are produced per year in multiple venues

This program helps students to explore possible careers associated with theatre, film and television including, acting, directing, arts management, teaching, and design – scenic, costume, lighting and make-up.

A Quality Education

Practicum courses offer students a minimum of 32 hours of hands-on experience workshop in on-stage and off-stage theatrical production techniques.

Get Involved

The Arts at ICC offers many opportunities for students to gain real-world experience in front of audiences for the benefit of the community.

Career Opportunities

Actor, Director, Producer, Stage Manager, Screenwriter, Playwright, Set Designer, Make-up Designer, Costumer, Lighting Designer


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Brent Baker
Mel Ferguson
An ICC Family Celebration for Father & Son
Golda Ewalt

“Anyone that attends or participates in the performing arts will live a happier and healthier life.”

Bryan Asbury, Professor, Theatre
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Theatre Program?

The Theatre Associate in Arts program will give you the opportunity to work in all areas of the theatre and gain insight of the theatrical process. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. English and communications classes, and experience in theatrical productions will best prepare you for this program.
  5. Students in other programs are able to audition to participate in theatre productions, creating a rich community of performers and theatrical technicians.

What Can I Expect As a Theatre Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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