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If you’ve ever worked on a theatrical production, you know how dynamic it can be. Working in the performing arts - whether it’s acting, design or administration - requires you to use a wide range of skills and to solve complex problems. At SVC we have a program designed to help you develop skills to advance your study in the performing arts.

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Program Options

As with our other performing and visual arts programs, the Drama program at SVC is designed primarily to help students who are interested in beginning their study here and later transferring to a four-year institution. We offer a well-rounded introduction to theatre arts, including courses in acting, stage management, theatre history, and stagecraft.

While no direct transfer degree program in Drama is offered at SVC, students can pursue the Associate in Arts AA-DTA and work with their advisor for best transfer options.

Most coursework in the Drama program is not lecture-based, but highly practical, with lab, rehearsal and performance-based classes to help you develop skills in real-world settings. Students will gain experience working in a range of production facilities, from the state-of-the-art McIntyre Hall, to the more intimate Phillip Tarro Theatre and other venues. Productions are student-based and student-driven, using resources from on campus and around the community.

SVC’s Drama program will help you step out of the shadows and into the light, where you’ll get valuable experience to prepare you for a four-year program.

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Spring Quarter AUDITIONS

Celebrating Shakespeare!

The Skagit Valley College Drama Department is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for Spring 2016

Twelfth Night

March 8th and 9th @ 3:30 and 6 pm.

Phil Tarro Theatre - Skagit Valley College

Twelfth Night will be a joy for young and old. "If music be the food of love, play on...."

Performances in the Phil Tarro Theatre May 19 - 28.

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Upcoming Performances

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare ALL season!

King John

Feb. 24, 25 - March 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30pm

March 5 @ 2 pm

Twelfth Night

May 19-28


All performances in the Phil Tarro Theatre


Tickets through McIntyre Hall box office

Directions to the Phil Tarro Theatre:

Campus Map:

On the Mount Vernon campus of SVC...

the Phil Tarro Theatre is located on the EAST side of Hodson Hall, next to the Gym.

Parking is available in the West Lot ("L2") off North LaVenture Road.

Park in the North End of the Lot 2 off West Campus Place, next to Reeves Hall ("R") and the NW Career & Technical Academy ("NCTA"). Walk down the Hodson Hall breezeway to the east side of the building.

The enterance to the Phil Tarro Theatre is on the East End of Hodson Hall.

A limited number of parking spaces and handicapped spaces are located North of Hodson Hall at the end of "Campus Way" off LaVenture Road. The Phil Tarro Theatre is located on the East end of Hodson Hall.

Tickets & Information

Drama courses:

Skagit Valley College Drama Department

Drama Classes:
SPRING Quarter:

Acting II

Acting Shakespeare


Introduction to Drama

Modern Theatre History
Fully Online Distance Education


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Department Contact

Damond Morris, PhD
Hodson Hall, H-023

Email Dr. Morris