Entertainment, Design, and Technology

General Information

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The Entertainment Design and Technology Certificate Program at West Valley College offers students a diverse curriculum and outstand opportunities to become immersed in the design and technology aspects of theatrical, film and musical productions. You'll perform a variety of technical roles to explore possible career opportunities or advanced degrees. We offer a unique program with classes in areas of set and lighting design, technical theatre, film and video production. Our program prepares individuals to use technology to tell stories and communicate important ideas. Contributing to department productions builds portfolios, prepares students to enter the workforce or entry into degree programs. Come explore our facilities, collaborate with our team of students and faculty while learning to make a hands-on contribution to the creative process.

Why West Valley College?

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The faculty in the Department of Theater and Film are excited for the prospect of having you join our talented company of players, designers, and technicians here at WVC! Please contact us at your earliest convenience to ask questions or take a tour of our facilities. As you are planning your future career training, please consider West Valley College as your destination. WVC has a rich tradition of educational excellence, artistic and technological achievement. Our students enjoy small class sizes, immediate production opportunities, hands-on learning in technical theater, working with outstanding faculty mentors and industry professionals. We believe that WVC offers a unique and focused certificate program in Entertainment Design and Technology – and we hope you will consider joining our team!

Certificate Requirements

Required Core Courses

Course Name Course Title Units
THEA 002A Introduction to Theatrical Design 3 units
THEA 018A Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 units
THEA 045B Stagecraft 3 units
THEA 021A Practical Theater I (Scene & Stage) 1 unit
MUSC 064 Sound Design 3 units

Elective Units: Select 3 units

Course Name Course Title Units
THEA 020A Studio Theater Production 3 (American Representational) 3 units
THEA 020B Studio Theater Production 3 (Modern/Contemporary) 3 units
THEA 020C Studio Theater Production 3 (Classical Greek & European) 3 units
THEA 020D Studio Theater Production 3 (Musical and Children's Theater) 3 units
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Last Updated 3/16/21