Arts, Business, and Communications: Theatre and Film Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in designing producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content (visual and performing arts and design, journalism, etc.)

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Intro to Theatre or Improvisational Comedy
  • Level 2:  Unified Theatre
  • Level 3:  Advanced Theatre
  • Level 4:  Advanced Creative Writing

See Program of Study and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • WHS Theatre
  • The Daily Knight (morning announcements)
  • The Magazine
  • School Newspaper
  • French/Spanish Travel Opportunities
  • High School Bowl

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Valley Shore Public Access Television
  • Ivoryton Playhouse
  • The Kate
  • Goodspeed
  • Long Wharf Theatre

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after college:  Film and Video Editors, Set and Exhibit Designers, Technical Writers, Actors, Producers and Directors, Broadcast Technicians, Multimedia Artists and Animators, Writers and Authors

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after earning certificates:  Audio and Video Technicians, Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers (Except Line Installers)

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Dancers, Musicians and Singers, Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers, Photographers


Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Film and Video Production:  18-30 credits

News and Sports Production:  30 credits

Dance:  24 credits

Theatre Arts:  21 credits







Theatre Studies Transfer Ticket

Film & Television Transfer Ticket

Visual and Performing Arts 








Theatre, Design Tech Emphasis

Theatre, Performance Emphasis

Film Studies


Design and Technical Theatre


Film, Television and Media Arts


Film and TV Production

Visual Communications Design

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