Theatre arts students on the SBCC Garvin's stage.

Theatre Arts


Our Programs

Begin Acting at SBCC


Build Performance Skills for Stage, Television and Film

Design program at SBCC


Create a Skillset in Design and Tech to get you ready for every part of the Entertainment Industry

Transfer to 4-year Colleges


Earn professional theatre credits to transfer to top colleges across the US

Our Students


Alumni Spotlight

Catching up with Marion Pugliesi (Class of 2014). After SBCC she went on to CalArts and is now a technician on London's West End.

SBCC Theatre Production Gallery

Production Gallery

Check out all of the beautiful projects SBCC students have been working on.

Ranked #1 as Best Value Community College

It's a Wonderful Life Production Photo

Not only are there no admission requirements, but there is no audition required for admittance. SBCC is rated as the Best Value Associates Degree of the year! Come join us for a professional training program.

Where will Your Degree Take You?

Want to go straight into the Industry

Are you interested in getting the skills necessary to enter the entertainment industry in Southern California? Many of our students go straight into the industry. Check out what our Alumni are up to in LA and on the West End.

Planning for Transfer

Do you want to get a Bachelor's degree? Get in touch with our advisors early to plan a course of study that fits your needs and interests. We even have a program for guaranteed acceptance at 6 UC's and over 30 top US colleges for students who qualify.

International and Out-of-State Students

The Theatre Arts department welcomes students from all cities, states and countries. From Europe, to South Korea and Australia, our students and alumni come from all over. We have a strong community of out-of-state and International students studying and living together here in Santa Barbara. check out our Alumni page, to see what some of our international alumni are up to. For more information on studying here as an international student, click here.

Theatre comedy mask

Experience Hands-on Entertainment Industry Job Training for direct placement or classes that prepare you to transfer to a 4-year college or university. Want to learn more about studying Theatre at SBCC? Come take a tour and let us know! 

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