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What Will I Learn?

From courses in theatrical design and technology to acting and directing, you will find the foundation for pursuing a degree in theater.

You will participate in the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Past students have consistently advanced to the semifinal round of the Irene Ryan Acting Auditions and have received accolades for their work in dramaturgy, stage management, playwriting and design.

Consider a performance track or a technical track to an associate degree. You can also be set up for the next level with a bachelor’s degree. JCCC annually hosts college transfer auditions which are attended by numerous four-year institutions.

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Why JCCC?

Our students are nationally recognized for the performance and production opportunities they receive.

  • Amazing productions provide a training ground for students who want a career and for those who participate in the arts. There are numerous acting, directing and production opportunities with six shows produced each season.
  • State-of-the-art event spaces in the Midwest Trust Center include Bodker Black Box, Polsky Theatre, Recital Hall, Yardley Hall and awesome backstage facilities that include costume, scene and paint, props shop and storage.
  • Our faculty comprises educators and professionals dedicated to furthering students' skills in theatrical arts.

The theatre program has been touted as one of the best in the Midwest, earning many national awards through the KCACTF.

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At JCCC, the Academic Theatre program focuses on preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. You can begin your career as an entrepreneur working in for-profit or non-profit theater agencies, building up to opening your own studio. Hone your technical and creative skills to find your niche in theater by managing, promoting, producing and directing your own show.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.