The Drama Department serves the campus community by providing the opportunity to engage in theatre practice in the classroom, online and on stage. Course work in the department includes introduction to the theatre, acting, theater history and stagecraft. The department actively participates in Learning Communities, connecting theatre and performance to coursework in departments such as English and Communication Studies. The Drama Department is dedicated to bringing works to the stage that challenge the heart and mind of SVC students, faculty and our community. Open auditions for theatrical productions occur each quarter, inviting students to work side-by-side with members of the local theatre community to practice their theatrical craft, from set construction to make up and acting. Students are encouraged to participate in the department by attending theatrical performances, which are free for SVC students.