This program is intended to enable students to develop the necessary academic, technical and analytical skills that will provide them with a measurable foundation in the basics of sound theater practices. This degree is useful to an individual seeking employment in the entertainment and media industries. As with any liberal arts degree, salaries vary according to the field chosen by the degree holder.

With an Associate of Arts degree in Drama from STC, students will have attained the pre-professional foundation skills necessary to compete for beginning positions as technicians and/or performers.

In addition to career options in the field of Drama, students with AA-Drama degrees may also choose to pursue advanced degrees in related fields such as television, film, radio, industrial presentations, arts management, and public relations.

Students who desire a career as Drama educators and who earn a Bachelor's degree in this field would be eligible for employment in most public school districts, providing they obtain the necessary teaching certification. Students who earn a BA or BFA degree in Drama can also expect to be marketable in the business or corporate world in areas requiring a combination of verbal, visual and leadership skills. The AA and BA/BFA degrees also serve as the foundation for specialized studies in Drama such as Scene & Lighting Design, Costume Design, Technical Direction, Playwriting, Directing, Performance, Arts Management and Dramaturgy. Completion of the MA/MFA and Ph.D. coursework would make the graduates eligible for teaching positions at colleges and universities.

Associate Degree

Drama (AA-DRAM)

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
De Hoyos, Roberto - Theatre Support Services Technician rdehoyos_8271 956-872-2301 Pecan L 104
Earhart, Venisa - Faculty Secretary vgarza_2077 956-872-2366 Pecan L 154
Name E-mail Phone Location
Garza, Ms. Marcela mgarza 956-872-2354 Pecan L 109
Rodriguez, Joel Jason jrodriguez 956-872-2639 Pecan L 155

For Adjunct Faculty please call (956) 872-2366

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STC Theatre 2016-17 Season filled with Westerns, Jungles, Comedy, and Tragedy. 

Drama Poster

South Texas College Theatre returns for the seventh year with a full lineup of productions for the 2016-17 season filled with westerns, jungles, comedy and tragedy.

STC invites the community to become a Season Pass subscriber for another year of fun and quality entertainment. All productions will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

STC Theatre opens the season by heading West on Oct. 20, 2016 with Jethro Compton’s adaptation of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The opening production runs through Oct. 23, and is followed by Greg Bank’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, from Nov. 17-20. 

In the spring, the STC Theatre will let comedy take center stage with Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing from Feb. 23-26. The 2016-17 season wraps up with the Sophocle’s tragic play Oedipus Rex that runs April 27–30.

All Sunday matinee productions are ASL interpreted by student interns from STC’s Interpreters Training Program. Individual ticket prices for Main Stage productions are $5 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $10 general admission. Studio productions cost $5 general admission.

A Season Pass is also available that allows patrons to attend all the productions for the season and choose between general or reserved seating. Subscribers also receive special deals for any additional guest performances that may arise throughout the year.

General Season Passes are $15 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $25 for the community. Reserved seating season subscriptions are $25 for students/faculty/senior citizens/military and $35 for the community. Season Passes can be purchased online at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20193_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=13 

For more information about STC Theatre, call (956) 872-2301.


Name Playwright(s) Date
Between You, Me and the Lampshade Raul Castillo April 28-May 1, 2016
The Miss Firecracker Contest By Beth Henley November 19-22, 2015
Crime and Punishment By Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, Based on Novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky's October 15-18, 2015
Almost, Maine John Cariani June 25-28, 2015
The Highest Heaven Jose Cruz Gonzalez Apr. 30 - May 3, 2015
William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead John Heimbuch Feb. 26 - Mar.1, 2015
Peter Pan J.M Barrie, a new version by John Caird and Trevor Nunn Nov. 20-23, 2014
The Boys Next Door Tom Griffin Oct. 16-19, 2014
The House of Yes Wendy Macleod Jun. 26-29, 2014
A Midsummer's Night Dream William Shakespeare May 1-4, 2014
Roosters Milcha Sanchez-Scott Feb. 27 - Mar. 2, 2014
Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? Del Shores Nov. 21-24, 2013
Frankenstein Philip Grecian, Novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Oct. 17-20, 2013
El Nogalar Tanya Saracho Jun. 27-30, 2013
Tea Time Mitch Harris Jun. 20-23, 2013
The Portrait The Wind The Chair Y York May 2-5, 2013
A Dolls House Henrik Ibsen Feb. 21-24, 2013
A Tuna Christmas Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2012
44 Plays for 44 Presidents Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston and Karen Weinberg Nov. 1-4, 2012
A Year With Frog and Toad Robert Reale, Willie Reale Based on book by Arnold Lobel Oct. 11-14, 2012
Diner of the Dead, A Zombified Experience Jason Huerta & Jerrome Warden Jun. 28-30 & Jul. 1, 2012
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Don Zolidis May 3-6, 2012