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Theatre and Film


Let’s set the scene. You’re pursuing a career in theatre and film and discover San Jacinto College’s program. It offers everything from acting to cinematography—all taught by industry professionals. You decide it’s time to step into the spotlight. It’s time to make a change for your future. Action!

Program at a Glance

Earning Potential

  • Actor: $15.75 per hour
  • Makeup artist: $45,320
  • Producers and directors: $67, 442
  • Lighting or sound technician / designer: $49,448
  • Costume designer: $37,596
  • Set designer: $46, 280

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages

Career Opportunities

With a degree or certificate in theatre, you can find a career as a:

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Costume designer
  • Makeup artist
  • Scenic designer
  • Stage manager
  • More


Fine Arts, AA - Theatre and Film

This Associate of Arts degree prepares you to transfer to a 4-year college or university.Our program is a balanced blend of courses in performance, education, and technical skills. You’ll have the opportunity to explore all aspects of theatre and film. We also stage five to seven productions each season. This gives you ample opportunities to act, write, design, direct, produce and become involved with the technical side of the business.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.
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Double the Drama

We’re lucky enough to have two programs - one on Central Campus and one on South Campus. Explore each program and see what they each have to offer.
 Central Campus Theatre

The Central Campus theatre program puts on at least five productions a year. It is led by 10 seasoned faculty members who have extensive experience in the theatre industry.

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South Campus Theatre

The South Campus program is led by Dr. Jonelle Walker. Not only does it hold multiple productions a semester, but it also holds Student Initiated Projects (SIPs). SIPs are performances organized, designed, and run completely by students.

South Campus Theatre on Facebook

Visit Us

The San Jac Department of Theatre and Film has served the Houston community for over three decades. Come check us out on Central and South Campuses.
Central Campus Theatre
Central Campus. You can find the Slocomb Auditorium here.
Powell Arena Theatre

Central Campus. Located in the Richard S. Slocomb Fine Arts Building. See the theatre layout. 

South Campus Theatre
South Campus. The Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center hosts two theatres, the Blackbox  and the Proscenium.


Want to join the San Jac theatre and film department? Fill out the form below!

A Role for Everyone

Dr. Jerry Ivins
We are welcoming to everyone. My goal is to make this program not only a success, but a safe space where no one ever feels like they are being judged or they are out of place.”
Jerry Ivins
Central Campus Theatre and Film Artistic Director

We pride ourselves on creating inclusive spaces that welcome anyone who wants to learn. We believe our differences are our strength. Through our classes, we empower you to rise up and take on the role you were meant to play.

Contact the Theatre and Film Department

For general information, please contact us at 281-998-6150 or email us at Or reach out to one of our faculty members.
Jerry Ivins
Professor, Theatre and Film
(281) 542-2039
Jonelle Walker
Professor, Theatre and Film
(281) 998-6150x3788