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Theatre Technology

In the Theatre Technology program, you’ll be trained to execute and realize a designer’s vision as a theatrical craftsman, rigger, theatrical engineer and technical director.

The program simulates a theatrical craftsman’s professional experience and process. You’ll learn to execute creative design and translate those designs into actual physical structures for the theatre. You’ll also collaborate with directors, designers and other technicians to create the set, props, light and sound for theatre and entertainment productions.

Learn from a distinguished and award-winning faculty of professional designers, artists and technicians both in the classroom and through individual guidance and advising.


Sample Courses:

  • Construction and Rigging
  • History of Dramatic Literature
  • Principles of Design
  • Production Management
  • Technical Drawing
  • Theatre Crew

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Commercial scenic production
  • Lighting construction
  • Master electrician
  • Props construction/management
  • Scenery construction
  • Sound design
  • Technical director

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