The Bellevue College Drama department provides opportunities for both beginning and advanced-level actors to gain performance experience. Beginning actors do not compete for roles with upper-level undergraduates as is the norm in four-year schools.
BC produces a new play each quarter which gives all student actors many opportunities to audition and perform. Additionally, StageFright, the BC student drama club, presents one play a year which is totally student-produced. The Drama Department partners with the BC Mulitmedia program to provide actors for student-produced videos, as well as for an annual feature film. The program also connects students with professional contacts and networking outlets to outside (the college) ventures, including commercial videos and role-playing for training sessions of various organizations.
BC Drama offers students hands-on technical experience in all areas. Tech crews work on all theatrical productions using state-of-the art equipment and methodologies. Advanced students work with the Drama Club to design scenery and lighting for their plays, as well as working as paid staff in the Carlson Theater for rental events