Division of Theatre at York College presents The Homecoming

Theatre

Study, grow, and play with a premiere 705-seat performing arts venue as your main playground.

From your first year on, opportunities seem endless to perform, direct, design and more in the York College theatre program. Join a program that allows students to discover who they are and what type of theatre artist they want to become.

It starts with a curriculum designed to challenge you to be a well-rounded artist-scholar, with skills learned in make-up, costume design, set design and more; you’ll also be well-versed in dramatic literature from around the world. Student-directed plays give our students the chance to get hands-on experience and learn on the fly  — is there any better way to learn theatre? — about all that goes into a production. Internships and independent studies give you added flexibility to specialize and get real world experience. Top all of all off with your “classroom”: the sublime Waldner Performing Arts Center. For aspiring actors, directors, scene designers, costume designers, and other theatre professionals, the stage is set for success from day one.

Get to know the Theatre program at York College, where students can get experience in all aspects of putting on a stage production.
York College stage crew 2016 working on lighting
York College theatre students learn all aspects of theatre, from makeup and costumes to acting and directing.

Your future in Theatre

For aspiring actors, directors, scene designers, costume designers, and other theatre professionals, the stage is set for success from day one. Faculty who will take the time to help you one-on-one are there to support you along the way. Our graduates have gone on to work for Hershey Entertainment & Resort, Verizon Wireless and colleges and universities. Possible careers include:
  • Acting
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Theatre
  • Scene Design or Lighting
  • Costume Design and Construction
Waldner Performing Arts Center at York College

Professional-quality theatre Waldner Performing Arts Center

Students in the theatre major have access to many opportunities on and offstage in the the Waldner Performing Arts Center (WPAC) to get hands-on experience. The WPAC includes:

  • York Collegiate Theatre (705-seat capacity)
  • Perko Playpen Theatre (125-seat black box type)
  • Dressing Room/Makeup Rooms
  • Scene Shop, Green Room, and more.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog

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Contact Us
Division of Theatre
Erin Lippard, Theatre Coordinator & Director of Vocal Studies
Wolf Hall, Room 410B
Phone: 717.815.1258
elippard@ycp.edu

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
Wolf Hall 206
aaltand@ycp.edu