General Theater Studies

General Theater Major

A number of Theater Department classes are available to non-Academy students each term.

There is no required application or audition for departmental classes.

Students need only register through Los Angeles City College to participate.

Many departmental classes are also required as part of the regular Theatre Academy curriculum and are taught by Theatre Academy faculty.

General Theater Major - For Non-Academy, Associate in Arts Degree

Students studying in the Theater Department fall into three categories:

  1. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college, taking courses to satisfy lower division requirements.
  2. Students satisfying their elective and/or humanities requirements for the AA Degree.
  3. Students satisfying the eighteen-unit requirement for an AA Degree in Theater. No specific combination of classes is required.

The Faculty

Fourteen full-time and part-time faculty in Acting, Technical Theater and Costuming teach both Academy and Departmental Classes. All faculty are available to students for individual evaluation as well as career counseling and assistance.

The Theater Faculty are working professionals in all areas of theatrical performance and production.

Many are active in theater organizations and programs

  • Actor's Equity Association
  • Southern California Educational Theatre Association
  • California Educational Theatre Association
  • United States Institute of Theatre Technology
  • Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival

Members of the full-time Faculty are also published authors on theater, the craft of acting, and entertainment technology.
Theater Faculty and Staff pages

Departmental/ AA classes Spring 2024
Feb 5 - June 3, 2024

Open enrollment, check availability

TA 100

3 units (UC/CSU)
2 sections in person
2 sections online

Introduction to the Theater
TA 105-1 1 unit (CSU) Theater Survey
TA 105-2 1 unit (CSU) Theater Survey
TA 105-3 1 unit (CSU) Theater Survey
TA 105-4 1 unit (CSU) Theater Survey
TA 110 3 units (UC/CSU)
2 sections
History of the World Theater
TA 200 3 units (UC/CSU)
3 sections
Introduction to Acting
TA 300 3 units (UC/CSU) Introduction to Stagecraft
TA 313 3 units (UC/CSU) Scenic Painting for the Theater
TA 338 3 units (UC/CSU) Introduction to Design: Theater, Film and TV
TA 400 3 units
Costume Periods & Styles

Course Descriptions

Academic Programs: Theater Arts / Theatre Academy (Theater awards & certificates, section 5, p. 63
College Catalog (Theater class descriptions section 6, pp. 310-315)

Class Schedules
Spring 2024


Related Links

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Department Office

TA 208
To leave a message:
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2970
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Visitors and playgoers: Please visit LACCD Check-In before arriving






Theater Department Box Office:
To leave a message:
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2990
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Acting Program:
Costume Design Program:
Eddie Bledsoe
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Department Chair:
Eddie Bledsoe

Technical Theater Entertainment Technology Program:
Johnny Garofalo
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