The Benefits of Theatre
Seminole State's Theatre Program gives students a solid education while promoting self-expression. Students have the opportunity to:
- Learn team building skills
- Explore various crafts of theatre production
- Use creativity to produce each unique production
Seminole State also offers other benefits, such as:
- The opportunity to gain production experience
- A curriculum that parallels the first two years of a four-year degree program
- Smaller class size and individual attention to help students reach their full potential
- Selected studies for a unique education opportunity
There are many aspects to the theatre. It's more than performing on stage or creating a set.
- For performers:
Performing on stage is rewarding and fun. But did you know potential employers also look at your performing experience? Performers often have high confidence levels and are able to speak with large groups of people comfortably and clearly. These are desirable qualities for hiring companies.
- For scenic sets and costume designers:
The visual aspects of a production are as crucial as the quality of the performance. Costumes reveal character. Makeup transforms the actor into the character. Sets are critical to defining the location, tone and mood of a scene. The ability to create a vibrant world out of one's imagination is important when working in marketing, sales or diplomatic positions.
- For sound and light designers:
Sound and lighting are integral parts of a production. They enhance many moods and rhythms of a show and they highlight characters and places, all of which add to the success of a production. The ability to seamlessly combine technology with other components of the production is a highly desired skill for technical professions.
- For stage managers and directors:
A production is a large-scale project. You must organize performers, costumes, makeup, rehearsals and set designs, as well as continually make changes, house management and many other responsibilities. They are all vital to a successful production. When you manage or direct a production, you're showing potential employers you are well organized, can establish and maintain professional working relationships and are able to handle responsibility. These are desirable traits for hiring managers and future career growth.