Technical Theatre Certificate
Technical Theatre Certificate
Program Code: 2C18750A

The Technical Theatre Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a theatre technician in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme parks, television and motion picture studios. This certificate program requires a total of 35-37 units of which 29 units are in required courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Describe and explain technical theatre terminology.

Outcome 2: Identify, differentiate and evaluate the unique production aspects of proscenium, thrust, arena and black box configurations.

Outcome 3: Identify tools, hardware and equipment associated with the implementation of the various technical theater components.

Outcome 4: Illustrate, evaluate and employ the correct, safe and efficient use of tools, hardware and equipment associated with the implementation of the various technical theater components.

Outcome 5: Compare and interpret the different types of drawings that theatrical designers produce.

Outcome 6: Differentiate and explain the different types of construction techniques used in building theatrical scenery.

Required Courses
Required Courses (17 units):
THEA 100 FIntroduction to the Theatre3
THEA 141 F Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THEA 143 FStagecraft4
THEA 160 F Introduction to Sound Technology3
THEA 170 F Beginning Theatrical Lighting (formerly THEA 144 F)3
Required Theatre Crafts Lab Courses (4 units):4
Introduction to Theatre Crafts Lab (formerly THEA 142 F)2
Beginning Theatre Crafts Lab2
Intermediate Theatre Crafts Lab2
Advanced Theatre Crafts Lab2
Required Stage Crew Activity Courses (2 units):
THEA 153 F Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)0.5
THEA 159 FBeg Stage Crew Activity0.5
THEA 249 F Intermediate Stage Crew Activity0.5
THEA 250 F Advanced Stage Crew Activity0.5
Required Production Courses (6-7 units):6-7
Acting Workshop3
Theatre Workshop2
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)2
Beginning Musical Theatre Production2
Intermediate Theatre Practicum2
Intermediate Musical Theatre Production2
Restricted Electives (6-8 units):6-8
Fundamentals of Drafting2
Automated Scenery for the Theatre2
Rigging for the Theatre1
Systems Maintenance and Troubleshooting for Theatre2
Scene Painting3
Properties: Design and Construction3
Total Units35-38

DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 9:09am and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog at and/or meet with a campus counselor.