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Theater Arts: Stage Technology

Certificate of Achievement

The Theater Arts: Stage Technology Certificate of Achievement is a Career Technical Education certificate designed to train and prepare students to enter the technical theater and live performance sectors of the entertainment industry. Stage Technology includes courses in Technical Theater, Theatrical Performance, Theatrical Design, and Commercial Music. The Theater Arts: Stage Technology Certificate of Achievement requires the successful completion of 6 courses for a total of 16 units. Potential careers specific to these skills include but are not limited to: Rigger, Set & Exhibit Designer, Lighting Technician, and Theatrical Sound Engineer.

Program Requirements (16 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
THEA002AIntroduction to Theatrical Design3 units
THEA018AIntroduction to Stage Lighting3 units
THEA021ATechnical Theater in Production: Scene Shop and Crew1 unit
THEA045BStagecraft3 units
MUSC064Sound Design3 units
Select one:

Studio Theater Production Workshop: American Representational
Studio Theater Production Workshop: Modern/Contemporary
Studio Theater Production Workshop: Classical Greek & European
Studio Theater Workshop: Family and Children's Theater

3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units

Total Certificate Units: 16 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate collaboration and team-building skills
  • Compile a sound library and select the proper cues during a live performance
  • Demonstrate appropriate use and care of hand tools, major power tools and lighting instruments
  • Choose the correct rigging for the flying of people or scenery
  • Evaluate and analyze the use of tools and painting techniques for the construction and rigging of a show
  • Participate in the hanging, circuiting, focusing, and operation of theatrical lighting equipment
Last Updated 7/19/23