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CCL - Technical Theatre

Description:
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre program is designed for students pursuing careers in all aspects of theatre technology. The curriculum includes a foundation in technical theatre with a choice of production or sound design. The program is designed to aid students in developing skills and knowledge for positions such as set and exhibit construction, painting, mounting and managing; stage lighting and sound; and properties construction and management, in addition to backstage technical theatre personnel skills.
Major Code: 5462
Award: CCL
First Term: 4134
Total Credits: 55-56
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Sep 12th, 2012
Prerequesites: 3 credits
ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3
Required Courses: 55-56 credits
COM110 Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM110AA Interpersonal Communication Part I (1)
COM110AB Interpersonal Communication Part II (1)
COM110AC Interpersonal Communication Part III (1) 3
 
THE111 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE220 Modern Drama 3
THP213 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
THP217 Introduction to Design Scenography 3
THP225 Visual Script Analysis 2
THP262 Entertainment Industry Design Drafting 3
THP263 Entertainment Industry Design I: 2D CAD 3
THP265 Introduction to Stage Management 3
THP266 Production Careers in Technical Theatre 1
THP269 Technical Theatre Portfolio Development 1
THP296WC Cooperative Education 3
 
Students are required to select Track I or Track II.
 
TRACK I: Production Design Credits: 25
THP203 Technical Theatre Production (3) 9
(THP203 must be repeated to complete a total of nine (9) credits.)
 
THP216 Beginning Stage Lighting 3
THP250 Stage Properties 3
THP260 Theatrical Design: Rendering 2
THP261 Previsualization Modeling 2
THP264 Entertainment Industry Design II: 3D CAD 3
THP267 Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre 3
 
TRACK II: Sound Design Credits: 24
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (Daw I) 3
MUC122 Sound Design I 3
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I 3
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
MUC222 Sound Design II 3
 
THP203 Technical Theatre Production (3) 6
(THP203 must be repeated to complete a total of six (6) credits.)
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: None
General Education Core: None
First Year Composition: None
Oral Communication: None
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed Credits: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Analyze and apply the basic communication strategies required for communicating with theatre directors, designers, and other technical crew. (COM110, COM110AA, COM110AB, COM110AC, MUC122, MUC195, MUC222,THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP269, THP296WC)
  2. Outline and implement the basic components of a professional theatre company internship. (COM110, MUC122, MUC222, THE111, THE220, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP266, THP267, THP269)
  3. Analyze and execute the steps involved in the design process of technical theatre productions including drafting techniques, construction of scenery, lighting, and properties. (MTC191, MUC111, MUC122, MUC195, MUC197, MUC222, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  4. Analyze the role of the theatre designer in creating scenic, lighting, costume, sound, and multimedia effects for stage productions and the impact of dramatic themes and vision to the audience. (MUC111, MUC122, MTC191, MUC195, MUC197, MUC222, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  5. Outline and apply the basic theories and methods of stage lighting for all production types. (MUC111, MUC122, MUC195, MUC197, MUC222, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  6. Use recording studio components: recording consoles, recorders, microphones, and signal processing equipment in a studio recording session with various musicians for a theatrical sound design. (MUC111, MUC122, MUC195, MUC222)
  7. Use technical production techniques in productions under the direct supervision of technical theatre faculty and staff. (MUC111, MUC122, MUC197, MUC222, THE111, THE220, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  8. Differentiate between the various period styles and key elements of a play and prepare the sketches necessary to develop the visual elements of a script. (MUC122, MUC195, MUC197, MUC222, THE111, THE220, THP217, THP225, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP296WC)
  9. Outline and apply the basic theories and methods of utilizing 2D and 3D computer-aided design for technical theatre and sound design drawings and presentations. (MUC122, MUC222, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  10. Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and MIDI equipment in a studio recording session. (MTC191, MUC195)
  11. Set up sound reinforcement systems for mixing live performances with various styles of music. (MUC197, THP203)
  12. Analyze dramatic literature within its political, historical, and cultural contexts and as examined from the perspective of the playwright's structure and style. (THE111, THE220)
  13. Analyze and apply the basic elements and principles of production, styles, and/or historical perspectives of theatre, dramatic literature, and criticism. (THE111, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  14. Analyze and apply the basic pre-visualization methods used to communicate ideas in entertainment preproduction as implemented in scale models for stage design. (THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  15. Analyze and execute the basic theories and skills in scenic artistry, including the techniques of painting 2D and 3D scenery, tools used, and the use of color. (THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  16. Outline the basic theories and methods of stage drafting and design rendering and implement the skills in preparing technical theatre drawings. (THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  17. Outline the required components of stage properties including design, construction, and maintenance features and design/produce a series of props using a variety of techniques including clay molding, traditional upholstering, gilding, and other finishes. (THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP250, THP260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  18. Analyze the technical and organizational aspects of stage management for the preparation and implementation of rehearsals and performances for the stage manager position. (THP265)
  19. Outline the required components for vitae/resume development for technical theatre personnel and investigate job opportunities in technical theatre and related fields. (THP266, THP269)
  20. Analyze the elements of a Technical Theatre/Design Portfolio including digital portfolios and application to specific disciplines. (THP269)