Students entering the arts or entertainment industry must be able to navigate a world of rapidly changing technology and business practices. Why call it the entertainment industry instead of just art, theater, dance, or music? Citrus College’s Visual and Performing Arts faculty believe segregating the arts into separate genres only tends to limit creativity, collaboration and our ability to reach new audiences. To survive and prosper, students must embrace technology, new themes and envision new methods of delivery to actively engage audiences.
Citrus College’s Visual and Performing Arts programs have created the perfect environment to develop the collaborative artist. Designed as a working production company, programs and curriculum are specifically designed to be interdisciplinary and highly interactive. Many of our Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs prepare you to directly enter the professional world while our academic tracks guarantee that you will be highly competitive as a transfer student. - Robert Slack (Dean of Visual & Performing Arts)
I'm a Southern California based film, TV, commercial and stage actor and alumnus of Citrus Colleges Theatre Arts program. A current Theatre of NOTE company member, I attribute my discipline, professionalism and technique to my time at Citrus College. Citrus College’s training in character development, scene study and audition preparation provided me with the skills to successfully work with greats like actor Jeff Goldblum and director James Mangold. The Citrus College Theatre Arts program allowed me to flex my acting chops.
Citrus College's very own Night Shift takes Hawaii by storm on their yearly 2 week tour to the Sheraton Waikiki! Joining them on the tour the one and only Melissa Manchester with The Blue Note Orchestra for a two night dinner performance!