Theater performance

Program Summary

The drama department at Hill College has a rich history of performance and scholarship.  Students are engaged in theatre history, acting for the stage, and design projects for classes and productions.  We are a small department, committed to the success of each student and seeking to provide a well-rounded theatre education for our graduates as they move on to four-year universities and careers.  The size of the department is an advantage for students, allowing them more stage time in productions and more individual instruction from faculty.


Drama Education Plan

Drama Degree 
Associate of Arts 
60 Credit Hours

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The Vara Martin Daniel PAC is a well-equipped modified proscenium stage with an auditorium that seats around 400 spectators.  There is ample opportunity both in the PAC and around the campus for exploring various aspects of theatrical design and production.  The theatre has four lighting bars with Source Four instruments and an Innovator lighting board, as well as a multi-channel sound system.  The Performing Arts Center opened an addition to our building in spring 2014, giving the music and drama departments much needed classroom, storage, rehearsal, and workshop space.  The theatre gained two dressing rooms, costume, prop, and tool storage, and a large workshop, giving students the space and opportunity to work on designs for classes and productions. 

Scholarship Information 

Scholarships are available for both drama majors and non-majors.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of experience, ability, and recommendations. Please return your scholarship application to the Hill College Drama Department by May 1 (for the fall semester) or by November 1 (for the spring semester). 

Mail your completed form to:

Hill College Drama Dept
Attn: Jenny Corder
112 Lamar Drive
Hillsboro, TX 76645

Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

Dr. Brad Bolick 
Program Coordinator 

Dr. Jenny Corder 
Drama Instructor/Director 

Performing Arts Faculty

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