The mission of the Theatre Arts program at San Jose City College is to provide students of all ages and backgrounds with equal opportunities to find and to share their voices through artistic expression. The Program offers lower-division transfer courses for general education credit and required courses for Theatre Arts and Film majors. Working individually and cooperatively in groups of diverse peers, students develop oral and non-verbal communication skills which prepare them for participation in a global society. Students participate in exercises and projects which help them gain the poise, adaptability, and self-confidence needed for careers which require interaction with the public. Written and oral analysis of films, plays, and literature develop the students' critical thinking skills.
The Theatre Arts Program Mission echoes the College Mission's focus on open and equitable access for a diverse student population, preparation for participation in a global society, and lower-division classes for general education credit and transfer.