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Benefits of Theater
The Benefits of Theatre Theater is a blend of all arts:
- Visual art is used for sets and costumes.
- Music is used as part of the script or to set a mood.
- Plays and scripts are written by some of the greatest literary minds of both past and present.
- Cast members exhibit their talents through performing.
For the Theater Student WWCC's Theatre program gives you a solid education while promoting self-expression. You will:
1. Learn theater history
2. Explore the techniques behind each aspect of theater production
3. Use creativity to produce a unique production
WWCC also offers other benefits, including:
- The opportunity to gain production experience
- A curriculum that parallels the first two years of a four-year degree program
- Smaller class size and individual attention to help you reach your full potential
- Selected studies for a unique education opportunity
- For Everyone There are many aspects to theatre. It''s more than performing on stage or creating a set. With theatre, we are able to combine long-held traditions with modern technology.
1. For performers: Performing on stage is rewarding and fun. But did you know potential employers also look at your performing experience? Performers often have high confidence levels, and are able to speak with large groups of people comfortably and clearly. These are desirable qualities for hiring companies.
2. For artists: The visual aspects of a production are as crucial as the quality of the performance. Costumes are needed to set a time period. Makeup has to fit the character for an actor to play a convincing role. Sets are critical to defining the location, tone, and mood of a scene. The ability to take characteristics and cater to them is a crucial ability when working in marketing, sales, or diplomatic positions.
3. For Technical Designers: Music and lighting are an integral part of a production. They enhance moods and situations, highlight characters and places, and add to the success of a production. The ability to seamlessly combine technology with other components is a highly desired skill for computer and technology professionals.
4. For Stage Managers and Directors: A production is a large-scale project. You must organize performers, costumes, makeup, rehearsals, set designs and changes, audience seating, and many other responsibilities. They are all vital to a successful production. When you manage or direct a production, you''re showing potential employers you are well organized, can establish and maintain professional working relationships, and are able to handle responsibility. Not only are these desirable traits for hiring managers, but also for future career growth.