Drama

Discover what it takes to bring a theater production to life by studying drama at Austin Community College. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take the stage or go behind the scenes, while earning transferrable credits. The Drama Program offers classes in movement, voice, auditioning, technical theater, arts administration, and more.

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Career & Salary Information

Career opportunities in the dramatic arts are available both on stage and off. Explore some job possibilities below.  

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Actors

    Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Costume Attendants

    Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

    Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Producers

    Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Technical Theater - Makeup Artistry and Costume Technology Specialization
Technical Theater - Scenic Construction, Lighting, and Media Technology Specialization

Certificate Level 1

Costume Technology Level 1