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.

Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance

MiraCosta Theatre, 1 Barnard Drive, Building 2000, Oceanside, CA 92056
Directed by Tracy Williams
Choreographed by Dave Massey
Musical Direction by Elan McMahan

General Music Auditions

December 3rd, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.


Callbacks are by invitation only: December 4th, 5:30- 10:00 p.m. Callbacks consist of Dance, Reading from Libretto, and Possible Improvisation

Important Information

This production is part of MiraCosta College’s Rehearsal and Performance classes in Theatre, Music and Dance. Grades are assigned and enrollment in the following classes are required for those cast. Resident tuition is $46 per unit.

Rehearsals: Sunday through Thursday, 5:30- 10:00 p.m. at the MiraCosta Theatre starting January 22nd.
Tech weekend: March 2nd and 3rd, Noon- 8:00 p.m.
Show Runs: March 7th through March 17th with performances on: Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

2018-19 Theatre Season


By Noel Coward
Directed by Eric Bishop

Box Office: 760-795-6815


By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Tracy Williams

Box Office: 760-795-6815


Music by Arthur Sullivan, Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
Directed by Tracy Williams

Box Office: 760-795-6815


By Arthur Miller
Directed by Eric Bishop

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: Eric Bishop
Office: Oceanside, Room 2009
P 760.757.2121 x6449

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

Department: Theatre & Film

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

Academic Division Assistant: Leslie Kamps
Office: Oceanside, Room 2704
P 760.795.6816
Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Full-Time Faculty

Instructional Associate

Associate Faculty

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