UMKC Credit Course
Starlight’s newest education offering provides students who aspire to work in the theatre industry an opportunity to explore the vast array of careers available. The new “Theatre Industry Career Paths” course allows students to identify skills and training needed for selected careers, research possible employment opportunities and develop personal career path strategies.
Open to students in grades 10-12, the course is made possible through a partnership between UMKC and Starlight. “Theatre Industry Career Paths” earns students one hour of college credit and is taught at Starlight’s historic campus in Swope Park amid decades of performance history. It is the first course of its kind to be offered by a theatre in Kansas City.
Starlight education and outreach manager Andy Pierce will teach the class. Pierce received his BA from Pittsburg State University and entered into the MA program at UMKC. He continued his education, completing his doctoral work at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His PhD is in Theatre with a doctoral minor in Marketing Management. Since 2011, Pierce has been a full-time employee of Starlight.
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