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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Drama?

At WWCC, you can immerse yourself in acting, directing, stagecraft, set design and more. Plus, you can study dramatic literature and performance to understand the power and value of theater in our culture. These fun courses will give you a deeper understanding of yourself and the chance to experience creative teamwork.

Careers in Drama

Set the Stage for a Fun Career

Studying Drama can lead to jobs in TV, radio, movies, theater and more. Actors don’t just perform roles in front of audiences or cameras. They also do voice work for ads, animation, audiobooks and video games. Plus, talented people are needed behind the scenes as costume designers, sound and light technicians, carpenters, set designers, makeup artists and video editors. Even if you don’t make a career out of drama, it can give you valuable leadership and teamwork skills. That could help you land jobs in sales, marketing, media, education and other fields.

Certificates & Degrees in Drama

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan.

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Drama Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • Employ an increasing range of rudimentary acting skills, including the ability to create characters convincingly and project one’s self believably in word and action into imaginary circumstances.
  • Demonstrate increasing creativity in outward verbal and non-verbal expression.
  • Develop and display a continuing respect for the differing talents and abilities of other artists/performers.
  • Apply standard terminology of the acting profession.
  • Demonstrate application of a given “tools/materials” used in the production of a live performance.
  • Exhibit the people skills necessary for effective ensemble work (teamwork) to occur.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some

WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Other Information

he Drama Department is a safe and inclusive learning environment, working to support the creative potential of all WWCC students. The division provides a variety of venues to feature student work.

The Drama Department also supports student efforts to fulfill degree requirements by offering a variety of courses appealing to multiple levels of interest, skill, and experience.

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