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Technical Theatre: Stage Crew Technician

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre: Stage Crew Technician is designed to provide students with skills to work on theatrical productions as part of the stage crew. The courses include instruction in general theatre knowledge and safety and provide opportunities for hands-on theatrical production experience. 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: Stage Crew 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
  • Interpret stage directions to industry specifications. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AB, THP213)
  • Recognize theatre roles and responsibilities including safety protocols. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AB, THP213, THP251)
  • Demonstrate use of safety procedures for shop, rigging, lighting and handling of scenic elements. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AB, THP213, THP251)
  • Recognize different forms of theatrical scenery. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AB, THP213)
  • Operate basic lighting and audio equipment for stage use. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AA, THP202AB, THP213, THP251)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
THP201AATheatre Production I (1) OR
THP201ABTheatre Production II (2) OR
THP202AATheatre Production I Scene Shop (1) OR
THP202ABTheatre Production I Electrics (1)1-2
THP213Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THP251Safety Practices in Theatre and Film Production1

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