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Technical Theatre: Audio Technician

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre: Audio Technician is designed to prepare students to apply live sound reinforcement in theatre productions. Classes include instruction in live sound reinforcement, setting up equipment, and sound design for theatrical productions. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre and the Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA), Emphasis in Theatre are also available.


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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Technical Theatre: Audio Technician (CER)
Total Credits Required

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate an understanding of audio signal flow. (MUC197, MUC198, THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202, THP202AB)
  • Demonstrate proper use of dynamic and time-based audio effects. (MUC122, MUC197, MUC198, THP201AB, THP202, THP202AB)
  • Demonstrate the setup, placement, care, and use of mics, speakers, monitors, and mixing consoles according to industry standards. (MUC197, MUC198, THP201AB, THP202, THP202AB, THP251)
  • Apply knowledge of various mic types and placement on actors. (MUC197, MUC198, THP201AB, THP202, THP202AB)
  • Apply audio mixing skills in a theatre production. (MUC122, MUC197, MUC198, THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202, THP202AB)
  • Demonstrate proper programming and use of an audio cueing system for theatrical use. (MUC122, THP201AB, THP202, THP202AB)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MUC122Sound Design I3
MUC197Live Sound Reinforcement I3
MUC198Live Sound Reinforcement II3
THP201AATheatre Production I (1) OR
THP201ABTheatre Production II (2) OR
THP202Theatre Production Projects (1) OR
THP202ABTheatre Production I Electrics (1) OR1-2
THP251Safety Practices in Theatre and Film Production1

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