Theatre AAS - Technical Theatre Production

Code: AAS.THEATRE.TECH

Theatre Arts: Technical Theatre Production  prepares a student with the basics in technical theatre.  It is designed to offer a student the opportunity to learn set design, scenic art, lighting design, stage electrics, stage management and stage crew.  This option will equip the student with a deeper knowledge in technical theatre so that they can either join the workforce or move onto a four-year institution where they can choose a specific area in technical theatre.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a basic, hands-on knowledge of a variety of technical aspects in the theatre. Read and comprehend a ground plan and demonstrate an understanding of working in different theatrical spaces; arena, thrust, black box, proscenium, etc.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of stage lighting, including how to wire lighting instruments and the basics of electricity; watts, volts and amps. Read and comprehend a light plot and how to hang, focus and gel instruments according to designers.
  • Operate a fly system, follow spot-video projections, lighting board and sound board.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the business of show business, including the various resources available for finding work and joining the unions.
  • Gain the experience, both hands-on and in the classroom, to be able to assimilate easily to compete in this field and to continue their training in a professional technical theatre program either at a college or apprenticeship program.

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester


Free Elective: IST-123 Recommended
3
  Program Concentration Requirement:
Choose DFT-107 or COM-106
 3
THR-131Stagecraft and Lighting

3

THR-101Introduction to the Theatre

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester


Program Concentration Requirement:
Choose ART-127 or COM-111
3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
THR-134Set Design I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester


4-cr. Mathematics or [3-cr. Mathematics and INF-102 ]*
4

-OR-
One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Computer Science (CIS) Information Technology (INF); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHM); Physics (PHY).
 
 

Humanities Elective

3
  History Elective
 3
THR Choose THR-125 or THR-232
1-2
THR-217Theatre Performance and Production

2

Total Credit Hours:13-14

Fourth Semester


History Elective
3
THR Choose THR-215 or THR-216
3-4
THR-109/MUS-109History of Musical Theatre

3

THR-231Stage Electrics

3

THR-294Co-Op Work Experience [Stage Technology]

4

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Program Concentrations

After the first semester, students will select a track that aligns with the career they wish to pursue.

Art and Drafting Design

ART-127Painting I

3

DFT-107Drafting I

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Television Production

COM-106TV Production I

3

COM-111Video Post-Production

3

Total Credit Hours:6

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

History Electives

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives**

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Electives*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

 Mathematics* -
4-credit Mathematics Elective OR (3-credit Mathematics Elective AND 1-credit INF elective INF-102);
-OR-
 
One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Mathematics (MAT); Computer Science (CIS) Information Technology (INF); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHM); Physics (PHY).  
Total Credit Hours:4

Unassigned

Choose any General Education elective
Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

THR-134Set Design I

3

THR-131Stagecraft and Lighting

3

THR-217Theatre Performance and Production

2

THR-101Introduction to the Theatre

3

THR-109/MUS-109History of Musical Theatre

3

THR-231Stage Electrics

3

THR-125Costume Construction I

2

-or

THR-232Stage Management

1

THR-215Directing for the Stage

3

-or

THR-216Theatre Production Workshop

4

THR-294Co-Op Work Experience [Stage Technology]

4

Free Electives‡

Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

** IST-123 will fulfill 3 credits of Free Electives for students who place into the course