Technical Theater Proficiency Certificate

Students who complete this certificate can apply the courses toward the A.A. degree in Theater.

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For those who are more inclined toward the technical side of theater, this certificate allows students to develop basic technical theater construction and design skills. You will learn to build and  paint sets and demonstrate a knowledge of lighting, sound and theatrical design elements and techniques. The Technical Theater Proficiency Certificate will prepare you for a variety of backstage work in the theater and film industries, or you can continue your studies by applying your courses toward the A.A. degree in Theater.

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Music Composer and Arranger – est. salary $43,203
Sound Engineering Technician – est. salary $53,125
Audio and Video Equipment Technician – est. salary $39,787
Set Designer – est. salary $40,866

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.


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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Technical Theater Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
ENGL 131 - Acting I   3 credits
ENGL 141 - Introduction to Technical Theater   4 credits
ENGL 146 - Advanced Technical Theater ENGL 141 4 credits
Select one of the following: 
ENGL 137 - Introduction to Theater or
ADC 103 - CAD Basics or
MUS 115 - Introduction to Music Technology
  3 credits

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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