Actor

A person involved in the acting field may play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. They interpret serious or comic roles by speech, gestures, and body movements to entertain or inform audiences. Dancing and singing may also be part of their training.  Others may choose to write, direct or produce as related occupational fields in this area.

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How to begin your career path at Jefferson:

Although Jefferson Community College does not offer a degree in drama or theatre, students can begin their studies here by completing some general education courses in English, humanities, speech/theatre arts, math, social science, etc.  Students might also develop their performing arts skills by participating in the drama productions held on campus and through participation in the college’s vocal and instrumental groups.  Many students with this career interest enroll in the Associate of Arts degree in Humanities & Social Sciences in preparation to transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program in drama, acting, theatre, stage production or a related field.  Students should work closely with their faculty advisor and transfer/career counselors regarding their future plans.

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