For many, theatre is a passion — and with the right training, it can also be a lucrative and dramatic career.
From performance to design, lighting, costumes, and stagecraft, Saddleback College offers everything students need to be successful in the entertainment industry. Entertainment and Theater Technology professionals in California earn some of the highest wages in the country.
$43,260 - $97,550
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to discover your options.
Set / Exhibit Designer
Young Ninjas USA
Yes! Salaries are dramatic for entertainment professionals. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.
Actor - $69,480
Set / Exhibit Designer - $58,910
Makeup Artist - $72,160
Producer - $97,550
Costume Attendant - $43,260
Stage Director (w/further education) - $97,550
Drama Teacher, Postsecondary (w/further education) - $75,060
Saddleback College’s Entertainment & Theatre Technology department offers three associate degrees, one certificate of achievement, and two occupational skills awards.
For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Entertainment & Theatre Technology page.
California State University * American Musical and Dramatic Academy * Cal State Fullerton * Live Nation * Sounds of Color Studio * Young Ninjas USA * Blizzard Entertainment * inXile entertainment
* And Many More! *
Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.
For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!