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TECHNICAL THEATRE:

Entertainment Technology Program

The Professional Entertainment Technology Program prepares students for work in all aspects of technical production, including modern entertainment technology.

Big Love
BIG LOVE
Set by Kevin Morrissey, Lighting by Jim Moody

Buried

BURIED CHILD
Set by Sibyl Wickersheimer, Lighting by Jim Moody

This is a 2 - 3 year vocational training program preparing for work in all aspects of technical production, including:

CARPENTER PROPS
ELECTRICIAN SCENIC PAINTER
LIGHT & SOUND BOARD OPERATOR STAGE MANAGER

 

Students also receive training in:

LIGHTING DESIGN
SCENIC DESIGN
SOUND DESIGN

 

Advanced students in the design areas may be invited back for a third year to work as an Assistant Designer and then to design their own show, work as a Lead Scenic Artist or receive advanced training as a Stage Manager.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT in Theatre Technology  includes:

Semester 1
       
 Class # Title Units Transferability Total Units
 TA 100 Introduction to Theater 3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 105-1 Theater Survey - Literature
1 (CSU)  
 TA 300 Stagecraft 3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 335 Applied Stage Management &Production 4 (UC-CSU)  
 
And one of the restricted electives below:
 
 TA 311 Theatrical Lighting 3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 313 Scenic Painting for the Theater 3 (CSU)  
 TA 314 Theatrical Sound Design: Fundamentals, Procedures and Operation
3 (CSU)  
 TA 315 Introduction to Theatrical Scenic Design 3 (UC-CSU)  
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT 14

 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION includes Certificate of Achievement PLUS:

Semester 2
       
 Class # Title Units Transferability Total Units
 TA 105-2 Theater Survey - Performance
1 (CSU)  
 TA 302 Introduction to Stage Management
3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 325 Stage Management & Advanced Stagecraft
4 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 335 Applied Stage Management &Production 4 (UC-CSU)  
 
And one of the restricted electives below:
 
 TA 311 Theatrical Lighting 3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 313 Scenic Painting for the Theater 3 (CSU)  
 TA 314 Theatrical Sound Design: Fundamentals, Procedures and Operation
3 (CSU)  
 TA 315 Introduction to Theatrical Scenic Design 3 (UC-CSU)  
Total Units 14

 

Semester 3
       
 Class # Title Units Transferability Total Units
 TA 105-3 Theater Survey - Design Technology
1 (CSU)  
 TA 200 Introduction to Acting 3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 321 Computer Aided Drafting & Design III
3 (CSU)  
 TA 335 Applied Stage Management &Production 4 (UC-CSU)  
 
And one of the restricted electives below:
 
 TA 311 Theatrical Lighting 3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 313 Scenic Painting for the Theater 3 (CSU)  
 TA 314 Theatrical Sound Design: Fundamentals, Procedures and Operation
3 (CSU)  
 TA 315 Introduction to Theatrical Scenic Design 3 (UC-CSU)  
Total Units 14

 

Semester 4
       
 Class # Title Units Transferability Total Units
 TA 105-4 Drama Digest
1 (CSU)  
 TA 110 History of the World Theater
3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 338 Introduction to Design: Theatre, Film, TV
3
(UC-CSU)
 
 TA 335 Applied Stage Management &Production 4 (UC-CSU)  
 
And one of the restricted electives below:
 
 TA 311 Theatrical Lighting 3 (UC-CSU)  
 TA 313 Scenic Painting for the Theater 3 (CSU)  
 TA 314 Theatrical Sound Design: Fundamentals, Procedures and Operation
3 (CSU)  
 TA 315 Introduction to Theatrical Scenic Design 3 (UC-CSU)  
Total Units 14
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - Total units 56

 

IMPORTANT! Please be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions before you review the Admission Application page.