Technical Theater (Certificate T0446)

Arts Division 
Certificate T0446

The Technical Theater Certificate will provide students with classwork and practical experience across a broad base of technical theater disciplines, including set construction, set rigging, lighting, and stage management. There is an emphasis on supporting classroom instruction with both practical application and participation in main stage productions. Students will expand their resumes by virtue of their participation on build and running crews. This certificate may aid in the student's search for an entry-level position as a shop technician or running crew in theaters and theme parks. It may also aid in finding short-term work on load-ins and running crews for theatrical events. 

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
THTR 9Introduction to Theater Arts3
THTR 21Introduction to Theater Design3
Variable unit courses: Repeat each course 4 times at 1 unit each8
Play Rehearsal and Performance - Technical
Technical Theater Practicum
THTR 14Stagecraft3
THTR 22Stage Lighting3
THTR 26Sound for Theater3
THTR 27Introduction to Stage Management3
Required Electives 6-7
Choose a total of 6 or 7 units from the electives below
Principles of Acting I
Theatrical Make-Up
Theatrical Costuming
Directing for the Stage
Theater for Young Audiences - Performance
Theater for Young Audiences - Design
Theater for Young Audiences - Stage Management
Total Units32-33

Program Learning Outcomes

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Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
THTR 9 Introduction to Theater Arts 3 3
THTR 21 Introduction to Theater Design 3 3
THTR 13 Play Rehearsal and Performance - Technical 1 1-2
THTR 18 Technical Theater Practicum 1 1
THTR 13 4 units:4 courses 4  
THTR 18 4 units:4 courses 4  
See note regarding elective corequisites See note regarding elective corequisites  
 Units8-9
Winter Term 1
THTR 13 Play Rehearsal and Performance - Technical 1 1-2
THTR 18 Technical Theater Practicum 1 1
 Units2-3
Spring Term 1
THTR 13 Play Rehearsal and Performance - Technical 1 1-2
THTR 18 Technical Theater Practicum 1 1
THTR 22 Stage Lighting 3 3
THTR 26 Sound for Theater 3 3
THTR 27 Introduction to Stage Management 3 3
 Units11-12
Fall Term 2
THTR 13 Play Rehearsal and Performance - Technical 1 1-2
THTR 14 Stagecraft 3 3
THTR 18 Technical Theater Practicum 1 1
Certificate: Technical Theatre T0446 6  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units5-6
 Total Units26-30
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