Theatre Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Do you have a passion for THEATRE?

As a theatre student at GCSC you will have the opportunity to work on stage and behind the scenes. We will help you develop your craft and prepare you for transfer to university or for professional auditions and interviews. Write, direct, or perform in your own production as part of our award-winning student theatre organization, GCSC Players.

You will have the opportunity to work back stage on a national tour of a Broadway musical at the Marina Civic Center through our partnership with Bay Arts Alliance. Many of our current students get their first professional credits while studying at GCSC due to our strong professional relationships with Seaside Repertory Theatre and Emerald Coast Theatre Company.


Training the Theatre Artists of Tomorrow

What does that mean for you?

As a theatre student at Gulf Coast, you will receive a quality education with a focus on acting, directing, musical theatre, and technical theatre.  Notable guest artists expand the instructional program each semester.

out of the classroom and onto the stage

You'll experience the theatre fist hand by participating in productions in the 500-seat Amelia Center Theatre and in the intimate 75-seat Amelia Center Theatre Lab.


Faculty help you create a career portfolio and prepare you for university and professional auditions. GCSC alumni work as performers, producers, stage managers and playwrights all over the country.

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Program Roadmap

Contact the ADVISOR

Jennifer McAtee
Division Chair
850-769-1551, extension 3887

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Who is eligible for this program?

If you are a high school graduate or GED graduate, you are a candidate for Gulf Coast’s Architecture Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program.

If you have earned credits from another college or university or have been in the U.S. military, you are a candidate for the program. You may have coursework already completed that transfers to Gulf Coast and that will get you ahead in earning your degree.


  • Gulf Coast State College consistently ranks as one of the top schools in the state for graduates with the highest GPAs at their transfer universities.
  • Our students pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • Our students do the physical work to " their understanding of construction details making them more competitive in the job market." Antonio Adessi, Technology Professor

How do I apply to The Theatre Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts •THE2000, Understanding Theatre 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area 6
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
+THE2305, Script Analysis 3
TPP2110, Acting I 3
+TPP2111, Acting II 3
+*TPA1210, Stagecraft I 3
TPP2250, Introduction to Musical Theatre 3
TPP1700, Voice Techniques for the Theatre 3
TPP1500, Movement Techniques for the Theatre 3
THE1925, Play Production 1
+TPA1290L, Technical Theatre Lab 2



• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Division Chair

Jennifer McAtee
Division Chair
850-769-1551, extension 3887