Taking drama classes at Mountain View is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.
The Mountain View Theatre Department, under the direction of instructor Amy Mills Jackson, provides students the opportunity to acquire skills that can be applied on stage, on film and in real life. In a diverse and immersive laboratory environment, the productions and performance experiences allow students to create alongside working professionals from the DFW entertainment community both on and offstage. By engaging students both in quality theatrical productions and also academically, it is our sincere hope to graduate creative and intellectual artists who will be competitive commodities in today’s entertainment community.
The Theatre Department offers a unique educational experience to students through many venues and opportunities that will lead to a life-long love for the theatre. The department presents four to six productions a year, including two actor showcases, two mainstage productions and a new playwright festival. The productions and performance materials chosen reflect the rich diversity of our faculty, staff and student body. Laboratory courses offered in the discipline of theatre include acting, musical theatre, theatre and film appreciation, theatre workshop, theatre practicum and voice and articulation.
Due to its small size, the department offers a nurturing environment that gives students close access to faculty, guest artists and staff in classroom, rehearsal, research, workshop and performance experiences. Through a well-rounded curriculum that includes extensive practical and theoretical application, students have the opportunity to develop skills in the ever-changing arena of the performing arts.
The degree plan is designed to help meet requirements at a variety of institutions, making the transfer to a four-year college or university easier. Courses in theatre are offered year-round, either on campus or online.