Pierce College provides an abundance of opportunities to students interested in experiencing various aspects of art, music and theater.
Musically gifted students can look into taking classes at both campuses that focus on practicing performance skills or general music appreciation and theory. Performance courses consist of choir, band and orchestra and are suggested for students looking to obtain a major in music.
Performance classes are typically worth 2.5 credits while the Music Theory and Music Appreciation classes are generally five credits.
The Offices of Student Life host open mic nights at both college campuses. With acoustic guitars, beatboxing, live poetry readings and rap, the talent featured on open mic night is generally versatile. The last open mic at the Puyallup campus was March 7 but look for the event again during spring quarter.
The Puyallup campus doesn’t yet feature its own theater department, however, Pierce College does offer theater programs for students at the Fort Steilacoom campus. Students bit by the acting bug should consider making the trek and auditioning for one of the many Pierce College theater productions. Information regarding upcoming shows and auditions can be found online at pierce.ctc.edu.
Fort Steilacoom also provides students with a digital film department focused on offering students filmmaking instruction.
The theater and digital film departments collaborate frequently, providing student actors, directors, film crews and editors a canvas on which to paint their talents.
For those student writers, artists and photographers, Pierce College features an annual community publication titled Student Literary Arts Magazine. SLAM is focused on providing students with an outlet to showcase the best local artwork, drama, poetry and photography. Student submissions are accepted all year by phone or by email. The publication is released annually in May.
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