Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for technical careers in professional and educational theater, stage lighting, scenic arts, stage management and related vocations. There are two courses of study offered.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Collaborate with others in the production of theatrical works.
  2. Research, analyze, interpret and evaluate dramatic literature and theatre arts.

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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required units: 35

Recommended sequence:


Semester I

  • THRT 005A – Theatre History I (3)
  • THRT 005B – Theatre History II (3)
  • THRT 012A – Technical Theater (4)
  • THRT 030 – Stage Techniques (1)

Semester II

  • TVR 002A – Beginning Audio Production (3)
  • THRT 012B – Advanced Technical Theater (4)
  • THRT 030 – Stage Techniques (1)


Semester III

  • TVR 007 – Beginning TV Studio Production (3)
  • THRT 013 – Introduction to Scenic Design (3)
  • THRT 015 – Costume Crafts (3)

Semester IV

  • THRT 010A – Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)
  • THRT 030 – Stage Techniques (1)
  • THRT 041 – Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (3)


Recommended electives:

  • TVR 104 – Live Sound Reinforcement (3)
  • THRT 002A – Acting I (3)
  • THRT 110 – Television/Motion Picture Acting (3)
  • THRT 131 – Intersession Production Workshop (2)

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Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

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