Theatre Arts

Welcome to Moorpark College Theatre Arts!

Program Description

Theatre Arts is a complex discipline that offers theoretical training and hands-on experience for students interested in careers in acting, directing, play writing, as well as lighting, set, sound, costume and makeup design, and technical theatre. Theatre Arts also helps all students enrich their appreciation of varying forms of art and enhances their abilities in communication, critical analysis and self-expression.

Degree Patterns

(A 2-yr Degree that transfers to a 4-yr University)
(A comprehensive collection of classes in Theatre Arts for workforce prep)
(A small cluster of classes in a very specialized area of Theatre Arts for workforce prep)
AA-Transfer - TMC Transfer Degree
(state approved brochure- Click Here) 
Acting Acting
AA - Acting Technical  Audio
AA - Technical  Directing  Costumes
Degree/Cert/Prof. Award PPT   Lighting
    Technical General


Academic Plans

Want to complete an AA-Transfer degree in 2 years?  Click below for suggested course sequences.

IGETC - Pattern

Cal State GE - Pattern

1 Year CTE (Career Technical) Certificate Plans




Faculty and Staff

John Loprieno
Theatre Arts Department Chair
(805) 378-1469 | PA-142

Haleh Risdana
Theatre Arts Faculty
(805) 553-4781 | PA-139

Brian Koehler
PAC Tech Director | Theatre Arts Faculty
(805) 553-4029 | PA-156

Mickey Howell
Theatre Tech | Theatre Arts Faculty
(805) 378-1468

Lana Buss |
Theatre Arts Faculty

Krista Lederer
Box Office
(805) 378-1485 | PA-101

Suzanne Fagan |
Theatre Arts Faculty

Eileen Kennedy |
Theatre Arts Faculty

Kathy Lewis |
Theatre Arts Faculty

Peggy O'Neal |
Theatre Arts Faculty

Nick Pappas |
Theatre Arts Faculty

Moira MacDonald |
Theatre Arts Faculty

Performing Arts and Student Life Division Office

Interim Dean: John Loprieno (

Division Office: | PA - 141 | (805) 378-1408

Jodi Dickey and Michelle Reina

Full Catalog Description / Degree Information