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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.


Your tax deductible donation to the Drama Department will be used to fund departmental scholarships. Thank you for your support. For more information, please visit the Skagit Valley College Foundation website: Click on the “GIVE” link and the choose DRAMA FUND in the drop down menu.

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Spring Quarter Performance

Celebrating Shakespeare!

The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents

Twelfth Night

May 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 pm

May 28 @ 2 pm

Phil Tarro Theatre - Skagit Valley College

In the 1920s topsy-turvy world of Illyria, New Orleans, unforgettable characters engage in cross-dressed love affairs and Mardi Gras highbrow highjinks in one of Shakespeare's most loved romantic comedies.

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See the show to be a part of the You Tube experience!


Thursday 5/25 @ 7:30 pm

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Watch a recording of our LIVE STREAM of


Upcoming Performances

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare!

Twelfth Night

May 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 pm

May 28 @ 2 pm

Watch the show on You Tube:


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:
Summer Quarter:

Introduction to Theatre

Fully Online Distance Education


Fall Quarter:

Acting I


Introduction to Drama


Theatre History I - Ancient Civilization to Shakespeare
Fully Online Distance Education


Theatre Production

Help Construct the quarter's production for 1, 2 or 3 credits.

Build props, sets, learn scenic painting techniques or help pull and build costumes


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Department Contact

Damond Morris, PhD
Hodson Hall, H-023

Email Dr. Morris