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Certificate of Acheviement in Technical Theater

This program prepares students, through coursework and hands on experience, for work in technical theater. The certificate includes a wide range of topics designed to give students basic skills and knowledge to work behind the scenes in theater and other venues.

Typical job opportunities include: lighting designer, lighting operator, scenic painter, stage/set designer, stage manager, sound operator, costume designer, or stage hand. This program also lines up with many of the foundation courses needed for an Associate for Degree for Transfer (AD-T) in Theater.

This certificate would serve to quantify and acknowledge student success. There continues to be a need for qualified technicians within the state. With over 31,000 employers in the state of California requiring trained employees in the technical theater field, this certificate would qualify them to be aides in the professional production environment.

Required Courses for a Certificate in Technical Theater

Theater History, Intro to Technical Theater, Technical Theater, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Technical Theater in roduction A-D, and Bay Area Theater Appreciation! Check the college catalogue for the most up to date information! This should take you between 2-3 semesters and then you are ready to work in the technical theater field.. and we can help you with that!

Helpful Information for Current and Prospective Students

Theater Major Advising Packet **Updated 8/25/2016**

Priority Registration Info (to help you get the classes you need!)

Technical Theater Certificate of Achievement

Priority Registration Info (to help you get the classes you need!)

Careers in the Theater Arts

 

Certificate of Achievement (Stage Technician)

The Las Positas College Technical Theater Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level occupations as a theater technician in educational, community, and resident theater venues. Technical theater technicians may work on set construction, carpentry, sound systems, lighting design, light board operation, stage lighting, scenery costumes, props, and various degrees of entry level management positions, such as house management and stage management. This program prepares students, through coursework and hands on experience, for work in technical theater. The certificate includes a wide range of topics designed to give students basic skills and knowledge to work behind the scenes in theater and other venues. This certificate can also serve as the first step in completing the Associate in Arts for Theater for Transfer to a four year college or university, where students can complete a degree in a specialized or generalized field of theatrical study.

What does the CTE Acheviement Certifcate program do for me?

• Acts as a step in the progress towards your AD-T (AA) degree and onward!

• Estimated timeline for completion is just 2 short semesters!

• We do the leg work to try and get you internships and entry level positions in the techncial theater field, freeing you up to earn money in the fields you love while you move forward with your AD-T (AA) degree!

 

CERTIFICATE OF ACHEIVEMENT TECHNICAL THEATER
Course Sequence

REQ. COURSES

COURSE NAME

UNITS

Next Offering

THEA 10

Intro to Dramatic Arts

3

Fall 2017

THEA 14

Bay Area Theater

3

Spring 2017

THEA 50

Stagecraft

3

Summer 2017

THEA 50L     

Introduction to Lighting Design

3

Spring 2018

THEA 51

Introduction to Costume Design

3

Fall 2018

THEA 48A     

Technical Theater in Production: Intro

3

Fall 2017

THEA 48B       

Technical Theater in Production: Beginning

3

Fall 2017

THEA 48C      

Technical Theater in Production : Intermediate

3

Fall 2017

THEA 48D

Technical Theater in Production: Advanced

3

Fall 2017

 

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
Use the link below to view Las Positas Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

Certificate of Acheviement in Technical Theater

 

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