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Stage Technology Certificate, CCC (Available starting Fall 2020)


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for employment in the live entertainment industry. The program focuses on stagecraft, lighting, and sound production for theatre, concerts, dance and industrial theatre.

Potential Careers:

  • Lighting Technician
  • Audio/Visual Technician
  • Technical Director
  • Set Design Assistant
  • Stage Manager
  • Sound Technician
  • Sound Effects Specialist
  • Scene Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Scenic Technician

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 17 credit hours of Stage Technology coursework.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Check the description of each course in the list below to check for prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.

Certificate Completion/Graduation

Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major in order to be eligible for graduation. Students must indicate their intention to attend commencement ceremony, by completing the Commencement Form by the published deadline.

Stage Technology Certificate Requirements

  • TPA 1210 - Stage Craft I 3 credits
  • TPA 2211 - Stage Craft II 3 credits
  • THE 2925 - Theatre Performance and Production 4 credits
  • TPA 1220 - Introduction to Stage Lighting 3 credits
  • TPA 1290 - Fundamentals of Theatre Practice I 1 credit
  • TPA 1252C - Introduction to Audiovisual Technology 3 credits

Total Certificate Requirements: 17 credit hours