Technical Theatre Certificate of Achievement

Program Length:
2 Semesters
Department:
Theatre Arts
Program Level:
Certificate of Achievement

The Technical Theater Certificate of Achievement will prepare individuals for entry-level positions as a stagehand working in stage, production, film, and television production as well as other special events. This program will prepare students to join in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E) Union which influences better salaries especially in large cities such as San Francisco. Students will gain skills in theatrical lighting, set construction, video presentation setup, basic sound reinforcement, and wardrobe. Examples of entry-level employment options after successful completion of the Technical Theater Certificate of Achievement include carpenter, scenic painter, wardrobe dresser/ assistant, properties artisan, rigger, lighting technician, and event technician. Events and venues include casinos, concert, conferences, film, video, music videos, commercials, and multimedia projects. This program will also serve as a base for further education leading to careers such as Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Technical Director, and other theater-related jobs, including occupations represented by the I.A.T.S.E union.

Technical Theatre - Certificate Requirements