Musical Theater Arts

Musical Theater Program

musical theater students performing the Christmas show at the Haugh Performing Arts Center

Musical Theater

Musical Theatre at Citrus College combines core classes focusing on Musical Theatre techniques, combined with a robust performance schedule!

With a combined fifty years of professional performing, directing and choreography experience, instructors Douglas Austin, John Vaughan and Renee Liskey prepare students for involvement in the musical theatre industry.

In addition to receiving an overview of the history of this art form and attending numerous professional productions throughout Southern California, students participate in workshops ranging from audition techniques and makeup clinics to cold readings and resume building. Students learn for what types of roles they are suited, how to analyze characters, and develop the musical, acting, and interpretive skills needed to make those characters come to life.

Citrus offers students and community members the opportunity to transfer skills and knowledge to the stage by participating annually in two to three full-scale musicals. The superb production staff, quality sets, costumes and lighting all showcased in Citrus’ state-of-the-art Haugh Performing Arts Center the student to experience all aspects of a professional musical theatre production. Past shows include Mary Poppins, Spring Awakening, Shrek, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The quality of these productions is among the highest anywhere in Southern California, and unequaled in community colleges.

Photography

The Citrus College Photography Program is a digitally-based program designed to educate students in the technical, aesthetic, conceptual and ethical aspects of image production. 


The primary goal of the program is to provide a safe and challenging environment for students to produce a professional image portfolio for the purpose of gaining employment within the industry and/or acceptance into an advanced photography degree program. 


Completion of the program results in an associate in science degree or a certificate of achievement in photography. Curriculum offerings explore diverse photographic genres and include topics such as studio lighting, portraiture, product photography, photojournalism, lighting on location, fine art, and the business of photography. 


Students enrolled in the program have access to DSLR cameras, studio and location lighting equipment, Mac computers, the Adobe Creative Cloud and ink jet printers.

For more information, contact Amanda Keller Konya

Digital Media

The Digital Media Program at Citrus College offers courses in graphic design, web design, animation, Illustration, interactive media design and print publishing.

Citrus College offers an associate degree in digital and web design and also gives you the option to get a digital and web design certificate. Both options are designed to train students about the professional skills and tools necessary to gain employment in the graphic design, animation, media design, or web design and development fields. Students may choose to earn a certificate, work toward an associate degree or complete the requirements to transfer.

Digital Arts Careers
Character effects artist
Character rigging
Comic book design/colorist
Compositor
Digital video publisher
Fabricator
Interactive designer
Mobile app designer
Modeler/digital modeler
Motion graphic designer
Production artist
Storyboard/concept artist
Surfacing and lighting technician
Video game design
Visual effects editor
Web designer
Web production specialist

Degree Information
Associate of Science in Digital and Web Design
Certificate in Digital and Web Design

Film/TV Electronic Media

ADT in Film Studies

Degree/Certificate Description
The Associate in Science for Transfer Degree in Film, Television & Electronic Media is designed to develop performance skills in film, television and digital media studies. Course offerings will include aesthetics, history and production and to provide professional training at the beginning level. The AS-T in Film, TV & Electronic Media emphasizes a broad spectrum of experience in the creation of video productions as well as an interdisciplinary approach to film study.

Possible Job Titles:
Director
Camera Operator
Sound Engineer
Digital Effects Designer


AA in Film Studies

Degree/Certificate Description
Film Studies introduces students to the history of film, exploring film as an artistic, cultural and social phenomenon. The program also provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in film analysis and production. Students will have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses from film appreciation and history to acting, screenwriting and videography, providing students with both theoretical and hands-on experience in filmmaking and production. Film Studies will prepare students for transfer to a university and/or for various professions, including but not limited to, filmmaking, writing, acting, advertising, film business and film production. 

Possible Job Titles:
Director
Writer
Producer
Film and Video Editor
Camera Operators
Film Editors
Social Media Director 

Art History

Art history is the study of visual images in combination with their cultural and historical contexts. Students will learn to analyze visual imagery, examining artworks from a variety of viewpoints, including investigating their aesthetic, historic and cultural functions. Thus, students will come to better understand the important place visual imagery plays in creating, maintaining and challenging cultural norms.

While starting in grade school students are taught how to read critically, they are not taught how to look critically. This seemingly instinctive behavior of looking is taken for granted and the immense effect visual images have on us goes unnoticed. Art history teaches students how to engage with visual imagery and to look critically, changing the way they interact with the visual stimuli inundating their daily lives and developing and enhancing their critical thinking skills. Art history courses prepare students not only for transfer into art and art history programs but also for a diverse range of majors and careers.

For any questions about AA-T in Art History or about the program more generally, please contact Catie Besancon.

Art History

Art history is the study of visual images in combination with their cultural and historical contexts. Students will learn to analyze visual imagery, examining artworks from a variety of viewpoints, including investigating their aesthetic, historic and cultural functions. Thus, students will come to better understand the important place visual imagery plays in creating, maintaining and challenging cultural norms.

While starting in grade school students are taught how to read critically, they are not taught how to look critically. This seemingly instinctive behavior of looking is taken for granted and the immense effect visual images have on us goes unnoticed. Art history teaches students how to engage with visual imagery and to look critically, changing the way they interact with the visual stimuli inundating their daily lives and developing and enhancing their critical thinking skills. Art history courses prepare students not only for transfer into art and art history programs but also for a diverse range of majors and careers.

For any questions about AA-T in Art History or about the program more generally, please contact Catie Besancon.

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