Technical Theater

Arts Division 
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
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