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The Classroom Experience

The Theatre department at Lake Michigan College provides training in both performance and technical theatre. You have the choice of concentrating on one or both areas of study.

Your first two years at Lake Michigan College will prepare you with the skills and discipline you will need to be successful in such a competitive field.  

The theatre classes involve student participation. Whether your instructor gets you up out of your seat to have an improvisational acting session, or takes you on stage to work with sound systems, you'll experience the theatre, not just read about it. Writing character profiles, memorization, and group projects are also part of this program.

When completed with the program at LMC, you will be equipped with a resume so you can immediately look for performance opportunities. Acting students at LMC are given the chance to perform in live performances during their two years at LMC to aid them in building an acting resume.

Technical training at LMC includes classroom work, academic theatre productions, and working with the professionals at the Mendel Center. By the end of your two years, you will leave with design capabilities, a portfolio, and resume. From there, you can go immediately into the work world or on to a four-year university to further your studies.

Even if you are not a theatre major, theatre courses at LMC are open to all students.

Technology in the Classroom
A variety of technologies are used in conjunction with traditional lecture and hands-on activities. PowerPoint presentations, videos, DVDs, the Internet and materials available on Canvas - the College's instructional Intranet - play an important role in class.

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