Theatre Arts

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Theatre Arts

This degree is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate theatre or drama degree programs. It provides students with the lower division breadth and depth of the field of theatre arts and exposes students to the core principles and practices in the field. It covers the basics of acting, theatre technology and production, and the historical and modern development of theatre and dramatic literature in the world of entertainment.

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA‐T) degree may be obtained by the completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program outlined below (earning a C or better in these courses) and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre (3) 3
   or TA 302 History and Theory of the Theatre I (3)
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I (3) 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
TAP 300 Modern Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 301 Modern Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 302 Modern Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 303 Modern Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 310 Modern Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 311 Modern Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 312 Modern Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 313 Modern Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 320 Classical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 321 Classical Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 322 Classical Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 323 Classical Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 330 Classical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 331 Classical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 332 Classical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 333 Classical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 340 Musical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 341 Musical Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 342 Musical Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 343 Musical Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 350 Musical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 351 Musical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 352 Musical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 353 Musical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 360 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 361 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 362 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 363 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 370 Children's Theatre Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 371 Children's Theatre Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 372 Children's Theatre Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 373 Children's Theatre Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 380 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 381 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 382 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 383 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 390 Repertory and Touring Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 391 Repertory and Touring Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 392 Repertory and Touring Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 393 Repertory and Touring Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
TA 351 Theory and Techniques of Acting II (3)
TA 420 Stagecraft (3)
TA 422 Stage Lighting (3)
TA 430 Costume Construction (3)
A maximum of 3 units of TAP courses listed above not already used toward this degree.
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • critique and evaluate the role of the theatre arts and its relationship to other parts of society.
  • evaluate the historical, artistic, social, and philosophical environments in which theatre exists.
  • analyze and critique dramatic literature and performance.
  • formulate alternative solutions to theatrical production situations.
  • employ audition and performance skills in community, educational, and/or professional theatres.
  • develop skills to work as a theatre technician in community, educational, and/or professional theatres.
  • demonstrate the ability to work effectively as an ensemble member of a theatre company.
  • demonstrate skills that will allow the student to thrive in a baccalaureate level theatre program.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Theatre Arts: Acting

This degree provides training in the areas of acting, voice, movement, improvisation, and dramatic styles. The course work and theatrical production activities are arranged to provide opportunities for students to develop an appreciation for theatre, to improve in the knowledge and skills necessary for work in the theatrical arts professions, and to transfer to a four-year theatre program.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre 3
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I 3
TA 351 Theory and Techniques of Acting II 3
TA 370 Theatre Movement 2
TA 375 Voice, Diction and Dialects 3
TA 420 Stagecraft 3
TA 437 Stage Make-up I 3
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
TA 344 Improvisation and Theatre Games (2)
TA 356 Acting for the Camera I (3)
TA 357 Acting for the Camera - II (3)
TA 362 Styles of Acting: Classical (3)
TA 366 Styles of Acting: Modern (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
TA 356 Acting for the Camera I (3)
TA 357 Acting for the Camera - II (3)
TA 362 Styles of Acting: Classical (3)
TA 366 Styles of Acting: Modern (3)
TA 377 Musical Theatre Techniques (3)
TA 390 Directing and Play Production (3)
TA 406 Children's Theatre (3)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
MUSM 342 Recording Studio Techniques I (3)
TA 404 Techniques of Puppetry (3)
TA 422 Stage Lighting (3)
TA 424 Advanced Technical Theatre (3)
TA 430 Costume Construction (3)
TA 433 Costume Production (0.5 - 3)
TA 434 Vintage Costuming (0.5 - 2)
   or FASHN 334 Vintage Costuming (0.5 - 2)
TA 435 History and Theory of Costuming (3)
   or FASHN 330 History of Western World Fashion (3)
TA 440 Arts Management (3)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
Any TAP (Theatre Arts Performance) course.
TA 466 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
   or MUP 370 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
DANCE 310 Jazz Dance I (1)
DANCE 320 Ballet I (1)
DANCE 340 Ballroom Dance (1)
DANCE 360 Tap Dance I (1)
DANCE 377 Musical Theatre Dance I (2)
ENGLT 380 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)
ENGLT 382 Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3)
MUFHL 321 Basic Musicianship (3)
MUIVI 310 Voice Class I (2)
MUIVI 390 Jazz and Popular Vocal Styles and Improvisation I (2)
MUP 350 Concert Choir I (2)
Any TA or TAP course not used to fulfill other requirements of the major.
Total Units: 31

1Not used to fulfill other requirements for the major.

The Theatre Arts: Acting Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • recognize standard practices of ensemble playing in a rehearsal/performance environment
  • compare and analyze the theories and techniques of acting from a historical perspective
  • analyze texts and scripts as they pertain to performance
  • demonstrate skill for technical aspects of acting, including physical, vocal, imaginative, analytical, and emotional elements
  • analyze theatre as a dynamic art form influencing society
  • compare and contrast theatrical periods and styles in terms of acting, directing, playwriting, and technical elements
  • analyze the components of a theatrical production
  • apply imagination and character analysis to identify and describe the personality and motivations of a given character
  • apply technical processes, including lighting, set, costume, and/or stage make-up design, as they pertain to a given dramatic script

A.A. in Theatre Arts: Technical Production

The Technical Theatre degree provides a broad overview of theatre with an emphasis on exploring the technical elements of theatre. Coursework includes stagecraft, lighting, costuming, makeup, sound, and puppetry, together with opportunities for practical participation in productions. The program is designed to prepare students for work as technicians and crew, or to transfer to four-year colleges in preparation to be designers.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre 3
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I (3) 3
TA 420 Stagecraft 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
TA 404 Techniques of Puppetry (3)
TA 422 Stage Lighting (3)
TA 430 Costume Construction (3)
TA 437 Stage Make-up I (3)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 91
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 302 Drawing and Composition II (3)
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design (3)
ART 420 Film Making (2)
ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media (1.5)
ARTNM 332 Digital Video (3)
ARTNM 405 Digital 2D Animation (3)
ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling (3)
ARTPH 305 Digital Photography (3)
DESGN 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) (3)
FASHN 320 Textiles (3)
FASHN 357 Apparel Construction I (3)
FASHN 358 Apparel Construction II (3)
FASHN 374 Pattern Making and Design (3)
FASHN 378 Advanced Pattern Making and Design (3)
FASHN 379 Draping (3)
IDES 310 History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings I (3)
IDES 312 History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings II (3)
IDES 332 Portfolio and Presentation in Interior Design (3)
IDES 340 Beginning CADD for Interior Design (3)
MUSM 140 Concert Sound Reinforcement (2)
MUSM 334 Introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) (2)
MUSM 342 Recording Studio Techniques I (3)
MUSM 344 Recording Studio Techniques II (3)
MUSM 356 Pro Tools 101, Introduction to Pro Tools (1.5)
TA 404 Techniques of Puppetry (3)
TA 406 Children's Theatre (3)
TA 422 Stage Lighting (3)
TA 424 Advanced Technical Theatre (3)
TA 430 Costume Construction (3)
TA 434 Vintage Costuming (0.5 - 2)
   or FASHN 334 Vintage Costuming (0.5 - 2)
TA 435 History and Theory of Costuming (3)
   or FASHN 330 History of Western World Fashion (3)
TA 437 Stage Make-up I (3)
TA 440 Arts Management (3)
WELD 300 Introduction to Welding (3)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 22
TAP 310 Modern Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 311 Modern Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 312 Modern Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 313 Modern Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 330 Classical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 331 Classical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 332 Classical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 333 Classical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 350 Musical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 351 Musical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 352 Musical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 353 Musical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 370 Children's Theatre Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 371 Children's Theatre Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 372 Children's Theatre Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 373 Children's Theatre Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 390 Repertory and Touring Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 391 Repertory and Touring Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 392 Repertory and Touring Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 393 Repertory and Touring Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
Any TA or TAP courses not used to fulfill other requirements for the major.
Total Units: 29

1Not used to fulfill other requirements for the major.

2Earned by a minimum of 0.5 units in each of two productions for a total of 2 units.

The Theatre Arts: Technical Production Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • assess the influence of theatre as a dynamic art form and a social and cultural force in our society.
  • compare theatrical periods and styles in terms of acting, directing, playwriting, and technical elements.
  • analyze the components of a theatrical production and the role of technical theatre in the production process.
  • evaluate a script, assess production requirements, and develop practical and artistic solutions through scenic, lighting, costume, sound, or makeup designs.
  • integrate practical information from construction plans.
  • demonstrate proficiency in technical production skills.
  • evaluate tools, materials, and processes used in technical theatre work.

Certificates of Achievement

Acting Certificate

This certificate provides training in the theories and techniques of acting. The training starts with the basic principles of acting and refines them through theoretic, rehearsal, and performance processes. This program is designed to introduce and develop the craft of acting.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I 3
TA 351 Theory and Techniques of Acting II 3
TA 370 Theatre Movement 2
TA 375 Voice, Diction and Dialects 3
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
TA 344 Improvisation and Theatre Games (2)
TA 356 Acting for the Camera I (3)
TA 357 Acting for the Camera - II (3)
TA 362 Styles of Acting: Classical (3)
TA 366 Styles of Acting: Modern (3)
TA 377 Musical Theatre Techniques (3)
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
TA 406 Children's Theatre (3)
TA 466 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
   or MUP 370 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
TAP 300 Modern Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 320 Classical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 340 Musical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 360 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 380 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
Any TA or TAP course not used to fulfill other requirements of the major.
Total Units: 17

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • recognize standard practices of ensemble playing in a rehearsal and performance environment
  • compare and analyze the theories and techniques of acting from a historical perspective
  • analyze texts and scripts as they pertain to performance
  • execute skill for technical aspects of acting, including physical, vocal, imaginative, and emotional elements
  • apply imagination and character analysis to identify and describe the personality and motivations of a given character

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Acting Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

A person with an acting certificate may go into acting, directing, film, teaching, and many other careers where oration and presentation are key components.


Children's Theatre Certificate

This certificate provides the knowledge needed to create theatrical productions for children. Coursework includes acting, improvisation, voice, technical theatre, and theatre productions for children.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I 3
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
ENGLT 370 Children and Literature (3)
TA 344 Improvisation and Theatre Games (2)
TA 370 Theatre Movement (2)
TA 400 Creative Drama for Children (3)
TA 404 Techniques of Puppetry (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 31
TA 404 Techniques of Puppetry (3)
TA 420 Stagecraft (3)
TA 430 Costume Construction (3)
TA 437 Stage Make-up I (3)
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
TA 406 Children's Theatre (3)
TAP 360 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 370 Children's Theatre Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 380 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 390 Repertory and Touring Technical Production I (1 - 3)
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
Any TA or TAP courses not used to fulfill other requirements.
Total Units: 15

1Not used to fulfill other requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • analyze children's literature for dramatic structure, characterization, and performance elements.
  • demonstrate the basic skills of drama, acting, voice, movement, and improvisation.
  • develop simple drama activities and games to promote child creativity.
  • apply technical processes, including stagecraft, costume construction, and/or stage make-up, as they pertain to children's theatre.
  • integrate dramatic techniques of acting, puppetry, storytelling, and movement into children's theatre productions.

Career Information

People with a Children's Theatre certificate may work as actors or directors in children's theatre, or utilize their skills to augment careers in elementary education, recreation, or arts programs.


Costuming Certificate

This certificate provides training in the skills needed to create theatrical costumes. Coursework includes costume construction, history of costume, patterning, and makeup.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
FASHN 374 Pattern Making and Design 3
TA 430 Costume Construction 3
TA 435 History and Theory of Costuming (3) 3
   or FASHN 330 History of Western World Fashion (3)
TA 437 Stage Make-up I 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
FASHN 320 Textiles (3)
FASHN 342 Fashion Illustration (3)
FASHN 378 Advanced Pattern Making and Design (3)
TA 404 Techniques of Puppetry (3)
A minimum of 0.5 units from the following: 0.5
FASHN 334 Vintage Costuming (0.5 - 2)
TA 434 Vintage Costuming (0.5 - 2)
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
TA 433 Costume Production (0.5 - 3)
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
TAP 310 Modern Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 330 Classical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 350 Musical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 370 Children's Theatre Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 390 Repertory and Touring Technical Production I (1 - 3)
Total Units: 17.5

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • analyze the role of costumes and the costume shop staff in a theatrical production.
  • organize a practical and artistic solution to the costume requirements of a dramatic work.
  • evaluate the costumes of a dramatic production.
  • analyze the techniques required to design and develop a period costume.
  • analyze the components of major historical fashion periods and their relationship to society.
  • demonstrate techniques in altering, constructing, patterning, dying, and painting costumes.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Costuming Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

A person with a costuming certificate may work creating and maintaining costumes for theatre, film, TV, advertising, and other entertainment fields.

Certificates

Musical Theatre Certificate

This certificate synthesizes the performance skills of movement, acting, and singing with the musical theatre script/song. The training starts with the basic principles of musical theatre techniques and refines them through the choreographic, theoretic, and performance processes. The curriculum is designed to introduce and develop the craft of musical theatre.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I 3
TA 370 Theatre Movement 2
TA 377 Musical Theatre Techniques 3
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
MUIVI 310 Voice Class I (2)
MUIVI 390 Jazz and Popular Vocal Styles and Improvisation I (2)
MUP 350 Concert Choir I (2)
MUP 360 Chamber Singers (2)
MUP 400 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (2)
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 41
DANCE 310 Jazz Dance I (1)
DANCE 320 Ballet I (1)
DANCE 340 Ballroom Dance (1)
DANCE 360 Tap Dance I (1)
DANCE 377 Musical Theatre Dance I (2)
MUFHL 321 Basic Musicianship (3)
MUIVI 310 Voice Class I (2)
MUIVI 311 Voice Class II (2)
MUIVI 320 Voice Class III (2)
MUIVI 340 Beginning Piano (2)
MUIVI 390 Jazz and Popular Vocal Styles and Improvisation I (2)
MUIVI 391 Jazz and Popular Vocal Styles and Improvisation II (2)
MUP 350 Concert Choir I (2)
MUP 360 Chamber Singers (2)
MUP 400 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (2)
TA 351 Theory and Techniques of Acting II (3)
TA 362 Styles of Acting: Classical (3)
TA 366 Styles of Acting: Modern (3)
TA 375 Voice, Diction and Dialects (3)
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
TA 466 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
   or MUP 370 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
TAP 340 Musical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 380 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
Total Units: 15

1Not used to fulfill other requirements of the major.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • synthesize choreographed movement and blocking skills with optimum singing skills
  • interpret a character through a musical theatre song/script/dance
  • critique acting, singing, and movement skills in a musical theatre performance
  • develop and perform an audition package consisting of a ballad and an up-tempo song
  • identify historical eras in the development of American Musical Theatre

Career Information

A person with a Musical Theatre certificate may go into acting or directing careers in musical theatre or may augment careers in education, recreation, and arts programs.


Theatre Production Certificate

This certificate provides training in the skills needed to develop and maintain the technical aspects of productions in theatre, film, TV, and entertainment venues. Coursework includes scenery, lighting, props, stage management, sound, costuming, and puppetry.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
TA 420 Stagecraft 3
TA 422 Stage Lighting 3
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 420 Film Making (2)
ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media (1.5)
ARTNM 328 Beginning Digital Photo Imagery (3)
ARTNM 332 Digital Video (3)
DESGN 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) (3)
IDES 340 Beginning CADD for Interior Design (3)
MUSM 140 Concert Sound Reinforcement (2)
MUSM 334 Introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) (2)
MUSM 342 Recording Studio Techniques I (3)
MUSM 344 Recording Studio Techniques II (3)
MUSM 356 Pro Tools 101, Introduction to Pro Tools (1.5)
TA 404 Techniques of Puppetry (3)
TA 424 Advanced Technical Theatre (3)
TA 430 Costume Construction (3)
TA 433 Costume Production (0.5 - 3)
TA 437 Stage Make-up I (3)
TA 440 Arts Management (3)
WELD 300 Introduction to Welding (3)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
TA 466 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
   or MUP 370 Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble (0.5 - 3)
TAP 310 Modern Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 311 Modern Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 330 Classical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 331 Classical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 350 Musical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 351 Musical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 370 Children's Theatre Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 371 Children's Theatre Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 390 Repertory and Touring Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 391 Repertory and Touring Technical Production II (1 - 3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
Any TA or TAP class not used to fulfill other requirements.
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • analyze the role of technical theatre in the production process.
  • analyze historical and artistic theatrical styles.
  • analyze production requirements and develop practical and artistic solutions.
  • evaluate a script and develop appropriate scenic, lighting, costume, sound, or makeup designs.
  • analyze and apply information from scenic, lighting, and/or costuming plans.
  • demonstrate proficiency in technical production skills.
  • identify and evaluate tools, materials, and processes used in technical theatre areas.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Theatre Production Certificate

Career Information

A person with a Theatre Production certificate may become a stagehand, set builder, lighting and sound technician, makeup artist, properties artisan, or stage manager in theatre, film, or TV.