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.

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required units: 32

Recommended sequence:

Semester I

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

Semester II

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

Semester III

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

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

Catalog Year
This information reflects the information from the 2020-2021 catalog. If you have questions about a previous version, please review our Catalog Archives and/or speak with a Counselor.

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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