Theatre & Film

The Theatre discipline teaches understanding of current acting techniques and modern vocational skills to encourage student success in their artistic endeavors.

The Theatre discipline at MiraCosta College is committed to artistic enrichment and appreciation of the theatre arts for all students. The academic discipline seeks to present opportunities for students (1) to develop an appreciation for theatre; (2) to improve the knowledge and skills required to work in the theatre arts professionally and in related careers; (3) to gain awareness, as participants or audience members, of the influences of theatre in the world.

The faculty is dedicated to excellence in Theatre education that emphasizes transfer education, personal growth, professional preparatory training and community involvement. For the major, public performance is at the core of the discipline’s program.

Consequently, participation with theatre production activities is vital for all majors as is challenging scholastics and theoretical study. The main stage production season is composed of four stylistically different plays each year. For further training, The Actor’s Academy offers a conservatory style program that focuses on classical actor training. 

The theatre facilities include a 247 seat proscenium theatre has many unique features including a vomitorium and flexible thrust stage and the Little Theatre, a small proscenium space used primarily for experimental theatre.

MiraCosta College Theatre: your stage to outstanding theatre.

2019-20 Theatre Season


By John Cariani
Directed by Eric Bishop

Box Office: 760-795-6815


By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Tracy Williams

Box Office: 760-795-6815


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Gerilyn Brault

Box Office: 760-795-6815


A verbatim play: True stories about life after deployment.
Directed by Tracy Williams

Box Office: 760-795-6815

Career Options

Students who complete studies in performance and technical theatre may find career choices in live theatre, film, television, and broadcasting; academic research and teaching; and other communications-related fields such as advertising and public relations.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Billy Gunn
Office: Oceanside, Room 2706
P 760.757.2121 x6402

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman
Office: Oceanside, Room 2708
P 760.795.6818

Department: Theatre & Film

Administrative Assistant to the Dean: Toni Sharp
Office: Oceanside, Room 2704
P 760.795.6844

Interim Academic Division Administrative Assistant: Veronica Sanchez
Office: Oceanside, Room 2704
P 760.795.6816

Full-Time Faculty

Instructional Associate