Associate of Arts in Technical Theater

This career-oriented program includes course work in technical theater skills (stagecraft, lighting and design, music and audio engineering), studio and performing arts, and general management; an internship is required.

Learning Outcomes for AA in Technical Theater

Graduating students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of and competency in 21st-century literacies.
  2. Demonstrate general backstage knowledge and aptitude:
  3. Demonstrate basic stage carpentry skills:
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of stage lighting and set design and implementation for theater, music and dance
  5. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of sound systems, be able to set up, understand components, operate for theater, music and dance:

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

THA-1041

Introduction to Theater Arts

3

__________

THA-1111

Stagecraft

3

__________

THA-2020

Theater Lab (4 times; 2 upper-level, 2 lower-level)

12

__________

THA-2810

Internship in Theater

6

__________

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

THA-3130

Introduction to Scene Design and Stage Lighting

3

__________

CIS-1041

Microcomputer Applications I

3

__________

Career Concentration Component

This component permits students to customize and focus their studies. Students must complete all course work listed within at least one of the following clusters and must complete 12 credits in all:

Performing Arts (Take three of the following courses)

THA-1040

Interpreting Contemporary Dramatic Literature

3

__________

THA-2030

Costume History and Design

3

__________

THA-2035

Costume Construction and Stage Make-Up

3

__________

THA-2121

Acting I

3

__________

Business Management

BUS-2020

Principles of Management

3

__________

BUS-2140

Personal Finance

3

__________

BUS-2410

Human Resource Management

3

__________

Computer Information Systems

CIS-2220

Web Site Design

3

__________

CIS-3040

Database

3

__________

CIS-4120

Systems Analysis and Design

3

__________

Music and Audio Technology

MUS-2160

Introduction to Technology in Music

3

__________

MUS-2231

Studio Recording I

3

__________

MUS-3272

Studio Recording II

3

__________

Fine and Studio Arts

ARH-2010

Survey of Western Traditions in Art

3

__________

ART-1011

Drawing I

3

__________

ART-1140

Design

3

__________

Total

 

42