Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s Two-Year Technical Theatre Training is unique. Students work with professional designers and technicians to produce PCPA's year round professional season. This mentor/apprentice program helps students prepare for a career in the technical crafts of the entertainment industry.
Students train in lights, sound, props, scenic painting, set construction, costumes, stage management, and more, and they are mentored daily by professional designers and technicians.
Each student’s journey is uniquely tailored to meet the individual student’s desired focus and level of training. They work side by side with professionals on PCPA’s productions from design through performance. The mentorship and guidance they receive from these experts in labs, in shops, and in production prepare them for a career in the technical crafts of the entertainment industry.
PCPA’s students have been highly sought after by companies like the Disney Corporation, Cirque du Soleil, ZFX, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Santa Fe Opera as well as schools like Webster, Cal State Fullerton, Penn State University, Boston University, University of Memphis, Southern Oregon University, and many more.
PCPA also offers a two year Acting Conservatory. For more information please visit http://www.pcpa.org/conservatory1/
For faculty bios and short documentaries about our program, please visit our website at www.pcpa.org.