Drama is a two-year program designed for theater majors and non-majors alike. Emphasis is divided between the literature of the theater and production. Three full-length productions are prepared and performed each year.

The program meets the proposed accreditation standards of the American Theater Association. Drama Transfer Program students should follow requirements of the Associate of Arts Degree under faculty advisement.

Offering classic theater performances as well as classes for personal enrichment or a career path is the mission of the Yakima Valley Community College Drama/Theater Department. Theater reflects life, and whatever the YVCC Theater department can do to reflect life is our goal.

Welcome to our world. A world of drama.


Graduates with a degree in drama find careers in an incredibly wide range of fields. many careers are directly connected to the performing arts, including acting, directing, writing, set design, costume development, lighting and sound coordination, make-up artists or teaching.

Drama majors also find careers in the business aspects of the field. Such jobs as producing events, managing theaters, and advertising and promoting productions are examples of the possibilities.

A few of the many web sites that provide more information about the many aspects of drama are listed below:

Acting Coach, Actor Actress,
Agent, Artistic Director,
Audio Book Narrators,
Box Office/Front of House Casting, Director, Choreographer,
Costume Designer, Director,
Drama Therapy, Educational Outreach, Film and Television Instructor,
Lighting Designer, Make-up Artist.

Media Planner, Musical Composer,
Musical Director, Negotiator/Mediator, Playwright, Politics, Producer,
Production Management, Professor, Public Relations, Sound Designer,
Stage Crew, Stage Manager,
Stunt Coordinator, Talent Agent,
Technical Designer, Theatre Administrator, Voice Overs.