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Rock Valley College offers a variety of courses in theatre arts, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of the field. There are opportunities to learn from experienced professionals, which can be a valuable resource for their career development.
Students also have access to Starlight Theatre, which is a well-known venue that offers a variety of productions throughout the year. Having access to this venue could provide students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in theatre production, as well as exposure to different styles and genres of theatre.
Whether you want to major in theatre, meet a general education requirement, or pursue a passion, there is something for everyone at RVC theatre.

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Potential Careers & Wages

While students can choose to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelors degree in theatre, some students use theatrical training for a launchpad to other career opportunities.

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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RVC's unique theatre, Startlight Theatre, is the longest continuously running community theatre's in Illinois. It's unique structure, designed by world-renowned architect Jeanne Gang, allows for outdoor performances June through August each year. Starlight presents four mainstage musicals and a musical production for children each summer. Starlight gives students a wonderful opportunity to get hands-on experience both on stage and off. For more information, visit Starlight's webpage.

Each fall, a volunteer troupe called Starlight Shakes presents a Shakespeare on the lawn of Starlight Theatre. For more information about Starlight Shakes and how to get involved, contact Troupe leader, Christopher D. Brady.

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