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Technical Theatre: Properties

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre: Properties is designed to provide students with skills in the acquisition, construction, alteration, maintenance, and repair of properties for theatrical performances. Courses include instruction in prop construction, sewing, use of tools, and creation and maintenance of production paperwork. 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: Properties (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 proficiency in theatrical construction, basic drafting, and hand and power tool usage. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP213, THP250, THP251)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hand sewing, basic pattern drafting, and machine sewing. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP206, THP213, THP250)
  • Develop and maintain properties paperwork. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP206, THP213, THP250)
  • Take accurate measurements using industry standards. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP206, THP213, THP250)
  • Utilize shop tools for the production, maintenance, and alteration of theatrical properties and set dressing to industry standards. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP206, THP250, THP251)
  • Recognize shop roles and responsibilities including safety protocols. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP206, THP250, THP251)
  • Differentiate between various materials and hardware types and their uses. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP206, THP250)
  • Analyze and execute the basic theories and skills in theatrical painting techniques. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AC, THP250, THP267)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
THP201AATheatre Production I (1) OR
THP201ABTheatre Production II (2) OR
THP202AATheatre Production I Scene Shop (1) OR
THP202ACTheatre Production I Costume Shop (1)1-2
THP206Introduction to Costume Construction for Theatre (4) OR
THP267Painting Techniques for Film, TV and Theatre (3)3-4
THP213Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THP250Stage Properties3
THP251Safety Practices in Theatre and Film Production1

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