Theater Classes Geared to Quarterly Performances
Unlike many other theater programs, North's Theater Department promotes experiential learning by gearing all classes toward actual production – a new play mounted each quarter in the well-equipped Stage One Theater. Whether you choose to study acting, design, set construction, costuming, playwriting or stage management, you’ll develop skills while preparing for and taking part in real performances.
Theater classes are small, with lots of individual attention from instructors who have had years of professional and teaching experience.
The department’s mission is to make the theater experience available to as many students as possible through an open enrollment policy that invites majors and non-majors alike to participate — with no auditioning.
Take classes for enjoyment — broadening speaking and presentation skills and developing your self-confidence. Earn a Fine Arts Certificate in Acting, preparatory for further conservatory or specialized training. Or satisfy the communication requirement for an AA degree.
Drama studies cover a wide spectrum. The World Theater class, for example, is unique in the Seattle Colleges District — looking beyond the traditional Western theatre repertoire to study traditions and concepts of drama from Asia and Africa.
Independent study options and workshops create flexibility in the curriculum and meet individual needs and career paths. If you're already in a 4-year school, you’ll find that North’s drama coursework is rigorous and content-rich, with lots of access to instructors.
Touring takes student actors to performance venues throughout Seattle. Internships are available at ACT in Seattle. North’s technical students, having gained experience in campus productions, find work in area theaters.