Put yourself in the spotlight with theater at Mid-Plains Community College.

Our intimate Black Box space in McCook and our technologically advanced thrust stage in North Platte, will give you the opportunity to pursue your passion. Whether that be jumping into an onstage role or working backstage, our Associate of Fine Arts in theater program can offer you an experience of a lifetime!

Our programs in McCook and North Platte maintain active connections with our performing communities, which extends your experience into beautifully restored and historic theaters.

If you want to experience theater, MPCC is the place for you.

While many stay focused on the core acting, directing, design, and teaching, there are much larger and broader applications to theater graduates.

Some (but not all) of those include:

  • Production support services
  • Arts administration
  • Education/ Theater teacher
  • Actor/Actress
  • Company manager
  • Development director
  • Artist-in-residence
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Box office manager
  • Arts fundraiser
  • Scenic designer
  • Carpenter
  • Scenic artist
  • Press agent
  • Arts council director
  • Theatre librarian
  • Lighting designer
  • Electrician
  • Business manager
  • Drama therapist
  • Voice-over artist
  • Personal manager
  • Audience relations specialist
  • Coordinator hair/makeup
  • Artist’s agent
  • Community arts center director
  • Marketing director
  • Outreach coordinator
  • Costume designer
  • Draper booking agent
  • Managing director
  • Special effects technician
  • Publicist
  • Grants specialist
  • Acting coach
  • Stage manager
  • Literary agent
  • Public relations director
  • Property designer
  • Casting director
  • Technical director

In addition to college-wide scholarships theater specific scholarships are available to provide direct assistance to students with tuition and other expenses. These are awarded annually.

Mark Hardiman, MFA
McCook Theater Instructor
(308) 345-8173

Ritch Galvan, ABD
North Platte Theater Instructor
(308) 535-3767