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Technical Theater Concentration

The Technical Theater concentration is designed to develop a general base of technical, analytical, managerial, and creative competencies aimed toward entry positions in theatrical production. Students are trained to become resourceful, imaginative, and technically competent people who integrate engineering and artistic techniques with theatrical settings. Students take courses in computer-aided design, stage lighting, scene design, stage management, and production planning.

Technical Theater Professor Cap Corduan was recently profiled in The Sentinel & Enterprise. She directed The Diviners in Fall 2018. Read about her in the Sentinel & Enterprise article

Fouad Nasr working on scene design
Fouad Nasr in Scene Design class.

Students in Stage Makeup class
Students experiment in Stage Makeup class.

Students working on the set for "Into the Woods"
Students work on set for Into the Woods.

Brett Rochford drawing a design for the set of "Arsenic & Odd Lace"
Brett Rochford working on the set for Arsenic & Odd Lace

The set of "Arsenic & Odd Lace"
Finished set of Arsenic & Odd Lace

Students performing in "The Crucible"
The Crucible

A student on the set of "Much Ado About Nothing"
Much Ado About Nothing


Technical Theater Concentration

Required Courses

TETA 2100 Theatrical Design Skills 3 cr.
TETA 2300 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting Design 3 cr.
TETA 2400 Scene Design 3 cr.
TETA 3600 Stage Makeup 3 cr.
TETA 4000 Production Implications* 3 cr.

Elective Courses

TETA 2500 Costume Design 3 cr.
TETA 3300 Advanced Stage Lighting Design 3 cr.
TETA 3400 Advanced Scene Design 3 cr.
TETA 4000 Production Implications* 3 cr.
TETA 4100 Stage Management 3 cr.
TETA 4200 Portfolio Presentation 3 cr.
TETA 4900 Independent Study 3 cr.

*This is a required class that may be taken twice for credit.

For course descriptions please refer to Technical Theater in course section.

Curriculum details
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