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The World Is Yours… Take Stage with Sinclair Theatre

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), Sinclair’s Theatre department provides you with a quality education and hands-on experiences. Our faculty and staff are professionals in the areas of performance and theatre technology. This means you will have the opportunity to work with people who are current in theatrical fields and have many contacts to assist you.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy going to theater—enjoying musicals, movies and plays.
  • You would like to perform in front of audiences.
  • You aspire to work in theatre, film or other creative environments.
  • You are interested in learning more about the technical, behind-the-scenes aspects of theatre, including costuming, make-up, lighting, sound, scenery construction, and stage management.

Our theatre department offers our students and our fellow community members quality theater education and rewarding production experiences. Whether you enroll in the university parallel program, participate in one of our many productions, or simply take a single class, you can expect to have an enriching and positive experience with the arts at Sinclair.

Short-term Technical Certificate

Arts Management

The certificate in Arts Management serves both aspiring arts administrators and those currently working in the field seeking career development opportunities. The certificate includes classes in business, marketing, arts appreciation and experience, including arts internships.

Interested in learning more about this certificate program?


Already know the program that is right for you?

Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the New Student Enrollment website to find out more.

Degree Programs

Theatre Performance - Associate of Arts

This degree is designed as a university-parallel program for students to transfer to four-year institutions. This comprehensive and intense degree is focused on student development and performance training. Classroom theory is applied in a multiple-performance theatre season. Students must pass all THE courses with a grade of C or better. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

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Program Accreditation Information
Sinclair’s Theatre department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).


Theatre Technology - Associate of Arts

The theatre technology degree is designed as a university-parallel program for students to transfer to four-year institutions. The faculty and staff are theatre professionals with extensive experience in design and technology including: scenic, lighting, costumes, props, make-up/hair, sound, directing and stage management. Curriculum is based on skills required to enhance students’ technical skills including: stage craft, lighting and costume fundamentals, make-up, stage management, script analysis, and portfolio. Successful students achieve real-world experience participating in our theatre productions in several performance venues. Students must pass all THE courses with a grade of C or better. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
Sinclair’s Theatre Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).


Already know the program that is right for you?

Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the New Student Enrollment website to find out more.

Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of those in the theatre program curriculum, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the performing arts and other artistic academic opportunities, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: