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Costume & Makeup Design

Costume & Makeup Design

Set and Lighting Design

Set and Lighting Design

Theater Arts Department

The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Department has a rich tradition of quality work at the professional level.  Actors, Designers, Writers, Technicians – whatever your passion, we have what it takes to provide you with the training and experience you need to successfully pursue your dreams.  We believe in Learning By Doing .  We provide hands-on experience for actors, technicians, and writers in an active department where students learn their craft from faculty and staff who are working professionals in the industry.  It’s your passion – it’s ours, too.


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Set & Lighting Design

We produce our shows in a state-of-the-art facility with two theaters. Our main stage space, the Sophia B. Clarke Theater, is a beautiful proscenium stage that seats over 400 audience members. The Studio Theater is a flexible black box space that brings the actors and the audience together for a more intimate theatrical experience.  With four shows each year, students are given the opportunity to work side by side with our professional set and lighting design faculty while using the best, most modern equipment. 

Costume & Makeup Design

With four shows each year, students interested in Costume and Makeup Design have the opportunity to work side by side with our professional costume and makeup designer to bring each character to life on stage. From classes in the Costume Shop and Makeup Room to creating costumes and makeup designs for each production, our students develop their talents and skills in a hands-on, supportive environment.

Children's Theater

For more than three decades, the Mt. SAC Theater Department has provided quality theatrical experiences to thousands of elementary school students. Our resident Children's Theater troupe, The Tarradiddle Travelers, is made up of Mt. SAC acting students who, each semester, rehearse a children's play, then go out on the road performing at area schools.


Our Staff

  • Alan Brooks
  • Dennis Cockrum Headshot
  • Matthew Burgos


Theatre Department

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Building 2-T127
(909) 274-4422