Technical Theatre

Technical Theatre - CCL

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Major: 
5462
Effective term: 
2014 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
CCL
Total credits required: 
55-56
CIP Code: 
50.0502
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.

Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Admission criteria

None

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:55-56
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM110AAInterpersonal Communication Part I (1)
COM110ABInterpersonal Communication Part II (1)
COM110ACInterpersonal Communication Part III (1)3
 
THE111Introduction to Theatre3
THE220Modern Drama3
THP213Introduction to Technical Theatre3
THP217Introduction to Design Scenography3
THP225Visual Script Analysis2
THP262Entertainment Industry Design Drafting3
THP263Entertainment Industry Design I: 2D CAD3
THP265Introduction to Stage Management3
THP266Production Careers in Technical Theatre1
THP269Technical Theatre Portfolio Development1
THP296WCCooperative Education3
 
Students are required to select Track I or Track II.
 
TRACK I: Production Design Credits:25
THF260Theatrical Design: Rendering2
 
THP203Technical Theatre Production (3)9
(THP203must be repeated to complete a total of nine (9) credits.)
 
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
THP250Stage Properties3
THP261Previsualization Modeling2
THP264Entertainment Industry Design II: 3D CAD3
THP267Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre3
 
TRACK II: Sound Design Credits:24
MTC191Electronic Music I3
MUC111Digital Audio Workstation I (Daw I)3
MUC122Sound Design I3
MUC195Studio Music Recording I3
MUC197Live Sound Reinforcement I3
MUC222Sound Design II3
 
THP203Technical Theatre Production (3)6
(THP203must be repeated to complete a total of six (6) credits.)
Competencies
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP269, THP296WC)
  • Outline and implement the basic components of a professional theatre company internship. (COM110, MUC122, MUC222, THE111, THE220, THP203, THP213, THP216, THP217, THP225, THP250, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP266, THP267, THP269)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • Use recording studio components: speakers, signal processing equipment and electronic keyboards and MIDI equipment in a studio recording session. (MTC191, MUC195)
  • Set up sound reinforcement systems for mixing live performances with various styles of music. (MUC197, THP203)
  • 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)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • 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, THF260, THP261, THP262, THP263, THP264, THP265, THP267, THP296WC)
  • Analyze the technical and organizational aspects of stage management for the preparation and implementation of rehearsals and performances for the stage manager position. (THP265)
  • Outline the required components for vitae/resume development for technical theatre personnel and investigate job opportunities in technical theatre and related fields. (THP266, THP269)
  • Analyze the elements of a Technical Theatre/Design Portfolio including digital portfolios and application to specific disciplines. (THP269)