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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 in Scene Design class. 

Students experiment in Stage Makeup class. 

Students work on set for Into the Woods. 

Brett Rochford working on the set for Arsenic & Odd Lace

Finished set of Arsenic & Odd Lace

The Crucible

Much Ado About Nothing


Technical Theater Concentration 

Required Courses
TETA 2100 - Theatrical Design Skills 
TETA 2300 - Fundamentals of Stage Lighting Design  
TETA 2400 - Scene Design 
TETA 3600 - Stage Makeup 
TETA 4000 - Production Implications  *

Elective Courses
TETA 2500 - Costume Design 
TETA 3300 - Advanced Stage Lighting Design  
TETA 3400 - Advanced Scene Design 
TETA 4000 - Production Implications *
TETA 4100 - Stage Management 
TETA 4200 - Portfolio Presentation 
TETA 4900 - Independent Study

*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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