Theater Arts

The Cypress College Theater Department offers a full range of classes for students interested in transfer or vocational pursuits in acting, musical theater, theatrical design or technical theater, as well as producing two plays and two musicals each year. Our production program is supported by our 580-seat Campus Theater, an intimate Studio Theater, and an acting for film and television classroom.

Our faculty provide a disciplined, practical and supportive environment where you can cultivate and advance your skills and pursue an AS degree in Theater Production, AA degree in Performance, an AA-T degree in Theatre Arts which provides a path to guaranteed admission as a junior-year transfer student at one of California’s CSU campuses, as well as certificates in Costume/Makeup Design, Lighting/Audio Design, Musical Theater, Acting & Film Production, or Technical Theater.

For audition information, ticket sales, and course information, please visit our department website at

Degrees and Certificates



Jim Hormel, Department Coordinator
Donny Jackson
Jennifer McMillin-Brick


Marci Alberti
Doug Cooney
Ray Gibson
Paul Hadobas
Jennifer Jacobs
Steven Johnson
Gretchen Morales
Beckette Ogden
Jenna Riley
Mauri Smith

Theater Arts Department

Location: Campus Theater, Room 222
T: (714) 484-7201