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Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

A two-year vocational training program designed to develop the skills in technical theatre necessary for the aspiring theatre artist to pursue a career in professional theatre. Students enrolled in this program receive instruction from theatre professionals who are company members of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre.  Admittance to program is by audition/interview.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre will:

  • Demonstrate safe, effective techniques and exhibit professional behavior in the support of the production and performance of a professional theatrical production.
  • Exhibit a process inclusive of abstract thinking, decision-making and divergent problem solving.
  • Communicate through creative expression employing standard theatrical vocabulary and presentational techniques.
  • Display a competency in critical reading as it relates to theatrical texts.

Program Requirements

A total of of 64.5 - 74 units is required for the certificate of achievement. Required core courses (64 units)

Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 110 Beginning Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 114 Beginning Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 305 Materials, Tools, and Techniques 1 10.0

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 111 Intermediate Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 115 Intermediate Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 306 Materials, Tools, and Techniques 2 10.0

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 112 Advanced Intermediate Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 116 Advanced Intermediate Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 307 Planning, Production, and Management 1 10.0

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units
THEA 113 Advanced Production Laboratory 3.0
THEA 117 Advanced Performance Laboratory 3.0
THEA 308 Planning, Production, and Management 2 10.0

Plus a minimum of 0.5 units from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
DRMA 189 Independent Projects in Drama 1.0 - 3.0 units
DRMA 199 Special Topics in Drama 0.5 - 3.0 units
THEA 198 Topics in Theatrical Performance 0.5 - 3.0 units
THEA 199 Topics in Theatre Stagecraft 0.5 - 3.0 units
THEA 301 Beginning Preparation for Repertory Production 1.0
THEA 302 Intermediate Preparation for Repertory Production 1.0
THEA 303 Advanced Intermediate Preparation for Repertory Production 1.0
THEA 304 Advanced Preparation for Repertory Production 1.0
THEA 310 Beginning Summer Touring Repertory Production 10.0
THEA 311 Intermediate Summer Touring Repertory Production 10.0
THEA 312 Advanced Intermediate Summer Repertory Production 10.0
THEA 313 Advanced Summer Touring Repertory Production 10.0