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Technical Theatre: Set/Scenic Construction

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre: Set/Scenic Construction is designed to provide students with skills in the construction of sets for theatrical performances. Courses include instruction in theatrical set and scene construction, use of scene shop tools, materials and hardware. Plan reading and safety for set and scenic construction are also emphasized. 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: Set/Scenic Construction (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, THP213, THP250, THP251, WLD102)
  • Interpret plans and paperwork to execute projects to specifications. (THP201AA, THP202AA, THP213)
  • Take accurate measurements using industry standards. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP213)
  • Utilize scene shop tools for the production, maintenance, and alteration of theatrical scenery to industry standards. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP213, THP251, WLD102)
  • Recognize shop roles and responsibilities including safety protocols. (THP201AA, THP202AA, THP251)
  • Differentiate between various materials and hardware types and their uses. (THP201AA, THP202AA, THP213, WLD102)
  • Analyze and execute the basic theories and skills in scenic painting techniques. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP213, THP267)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
THP201AATheatre Production I (1) OR
THP201ABTheatre Production II (2) OR
THP202AATheatre Production I Scene Shop (1)1-2
THP213Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THP251Safety Practices in Theatre and Film Production1
THP267Painting Techniques for FIlm, TV and Theatre (3) OR
WLD102Basic Welding Metal Sculpture (3)3

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