The College is now on the Summer Work Schedule through August 4, 2023, and will close Fridays at noon.

students on stage performing Avenue Q

The House is Open!

Theatre arts at Daytona State welcomes you with a friendly atmosphere, close contact with faculty and staff and small classes with individual attention. You can jump right into a number of annual mainstage productions, class showcases and a student improv club! DSC also offers a variety of courses in vocal and dance performance.

Above photo credit: Mike Kitaif

actors on stage performing The 1940's Radio Hour

Show-Stopping, Professional Facilities

The program is housed at the college’s News-Journal Center, located in the heart of historic downtown Daytona Beach. The multi-level, multi-theatre facility features two state-of-the-art performance spaces.

Other amenities include dance studio rehearsal space with sprung wooden floors and mirrored walls, large dressing rooms and green rooms, four concession areas, and traditional classroom spaces.

actors performing on the main stage

Main Theater

A proscenium-style venue that is intimate, yet grand in style. It features seating for 859 guests, an orchestra pit, fly tower, digital sound boards, computerized lighting and dimming, and excellent sight lines from every seat.

performing in the small theatre

Studio Theatre

This 264-seat venue offers a thrust-proscenium hybrid-style design, with the stage amidst the audience. The theater boasts a trap floor and wire tension grid that allows for greater lighting flexibility.

Launch your path with the Performing Arts program

The Performing Arts program combines a strong foundation in the liberal arts with a broad understanding of all facets of theatre. You have the opportunity to:
  • Prepare for professional careers in theatre and related entertainment fields
  • Fulfill degree requirements for the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree with focus in performing arts
  • Complete lower-level courses and requirements to transfer to a four-year theatre program, including through DirectConnect to UCF
  • Perform onstage and work backstage at our state-of-the-art theatre facility
actors on stage sitting a tables with bowls performing Sister Act

Additional Information about the Associate of Arts Degree

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