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.
Technical Theater Proficiency Certificate
|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
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.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
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- Prepare rough drafts and scale working drawings of sets, including floor plans, scenery, and properties to be constructed.
- Develop set designs based on evaluation of scripts, budgets, research information, and available locations.
- Read scripts in order to determine location, set, and design requirements.
- Confer with clients and staff in order to gather information about exhibit space, proposed themes and content, timelines, budgets, materials, and/or promotion requirements.
- Collaborate with those in charge of lighting and sound so that those production aspects can be coordinated with set designs or exhibit layouts.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $10,975. Normal pay for Set and Exhibit Designers is $38,003 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $124,119.