Technical Theater - A.A.S. Degree

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The Technical Theater degree provides hands-on practical training and experimental learning in several areas of technical theatre production. Emphasis is on developing skills in modern production technology including constructing and rigging scenery, hanging and focusing of lighting, design and procurement of costumes, make-up, stage management, audio engineering and procurement of props. Students will have the opportunity to participate in live productions.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Demonstrate well developed personal skills in the workplace and as part of crew.
  • Investigate and problem solve as an individual and in a collaborative team setting.
  • Integrate the techniques of creative process into the production area.
  • Employ the tools, technology and skills required to problem solve for production.
  • Understand and interpret the design areas into a realized form for performance.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
GRAD101 Design I 3
GRAD107 Drawing for Designers 3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
MATH105 Technical Mathematics 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
ENGL125 Technical Writing & Communication 3
GNED000 General Education Requirement* 3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
ARTA115 Three Dimensional Design 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
MUCS155 Live Sound Production 3
GNED000 General Education Requirement* 3
TSC000
TCTH000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
THEA240 Set Design and Construction 3
GHMN000
GSOC000
Humanities or
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.