Gil Gonzalez, Chair
The Theatre and Communication Arts Department offers courses serving students in the areas of performance, directing, theatre history and dramatic literature, and stage design and technology. The department also offers courses in speech communication, film history and criticism, and video production (see Film Studies Minor ). Students who are interested in Theatre and Communication Arts should consult an appropriate faculty member for advice.
The Theatre Arts program at Whittier College is firmly based in the liberal arts tradition. Students majoring within the department follow a program of study designed to stimulate awareness of our cultural traditions and to explore the creative abilities of each individual. This program provides pre-professional training for those who plan to seek a career in the performing arts, to prepare for graduate school, or to pursue careers in other allied fields including teaching. Recent graduates have found that their education in the department has helped to prepare them for careers in personnel, education, sales and advertising, business, law, and publishing, as well as acting, directing, design and technical direction, writing, film, television, and the themed entertainment industry.