Welcome to the Theatre Arts Department

Are you a creative, a dreamer? Are you compelled to break boundaries? Do you aspire to sing, dance or act--or all of the above? If you want to learn how to apply creative and technical skills in an artistic field, a career in theatre may be right for you.

Santa Monica College’s Theatre Arts Department has a widely known and highly regarded reputation, nationally and internationally. Situated in an ideal location just 30 minutes from Hollywood and Burbank, SMC opens you up to nearby film and theatre communities while you enjoy the beach city atmosphere on campus.

We help you find your passion and voice in the performing arts, bringing 70+ years of experience teaching theatre, acting and directing. Our Theatre Arts and Technical Theatre programs provide many education, training and career opportunities for performers as well as for technical and design students. Student crews cast and run all department productions.

Programs of Study


  • Support the Theatre Arts Department Productions.

The Theatre Arts Department site was designed by students of SMC's Interaction Design Bachelor's Program.