Theatre Arts

EA’s associate degree offers dynamic learning opportunities in acting, stagecraft, scene design, stage make-up, costume design, play analysis, and more. From your first semester, you’ll take part in our outstanding curricular programming and dynamic seasons of high-quality shows.  We employ an integrated, comprehensive approach to our craft which focuses on learning, research, practice, and application through the study of stagecraft, performance, design, dramatic literature, and the historical, literary, and cultural roots of the theatre arts. Many of our graduates continue to a four-year bachelor’s program, while others enter the professional theatre industry upon graduation.

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Easy Transfer Options

EA’s Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts meets the requirements for the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s program at Arizona’s public, and many other, universities. You can transfer with junior status after building a strong academic foundation in small classes offered at an extremely affordable tuition cost. You are encouraged to work closely with an academic adviser and consult the official transfer guide to ensure you are on the correct course to maximize course transferability.


Theatre Arts Career Paths
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Theatre Management
  • Prop Manager
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Makeup Artist
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Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Makeup Artist
Costume Attendant
Sound Technician

Program Details

Average Program Length
Theatre Arts Associate of Arts (AA)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program.
4 full-time semesters
Start Your Theatre Arts Journey at Eastern Arizona College
Scott Dahl
Scott Dahl
(928) 428-8487
Jeff Skiba
Jeff Skiba
(928) 428-8460