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Theatre Technology (2012-2013)
The Theatre Technology program prepares the theatre student for entry-level positions in professional and community theatre and to transfer to a four-year institution. A comprehensive and intensive two-year program, Theatre Technology offers the student the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of a wide variety of practical career opportunities.
Students interested in production and stage management, theatre design, and the creations of sets, props, costumes, lights, sound, and special effects are able to participate in both daytime lecture and laboratory classes and evening production experiences. The Theatre Arts department offers six major productions during the academic year and Theatre Technology students participate in the hands-on experience of creating all of the technical elements for each of these productions. During the summer quarter, technical theatre students may participate in the production of a major musical.
The second year of training offers the student the opportunity to continue the study of Theatre Technology by enrolling in advanced classes and participation in a theatre internship program at one of several Bay Area leading theatre companies. Foothill College maintains direct contact with many Bay Area theatre companies and special internships may be arranged for each student in the student's area of choice.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to seamlessly and integrally contribute to any further educational or workforce experience in their prescribed area of the performing arts with minimal fundamental adjustment period. A matriculating students will be able to critically assess his or her role in prescribed technical production areas with respect to further educational or workforce experience or continued advanced training.
Students will progress and be able to employ skill sets of collaboration relevant to multiple arenas of alliance or teamwork. The matchless demands of developing collaborative art provide students important and relevant insights applicable to interpreting personal dynamics in conjunction with content assessment.
Students will develop skills for evaluating their own and others contributions to successful outcomes in a high-pressure, collaborative environment.
 
Career Opportunities
Entry-level technical theatre jobs encompass six basic fields of study and areas of employment: scene shop technician, costume shop technician, theatre electrician, properties artisan, stage management, and scenic artist. Theatre technicians can expand their opportunities by pursuing entry-level technical positions in film and video production.
 
Units required for Major: 90
Units required for Certificate: 30-44
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
Core courses (28 Units)
Support courses (16 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
CCC = Career Certificate [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Additional Information:
NOTE: Students are required to maintain a technical portfolio throughout the two-year training period.
 
Core Courses: (28 units)
THTR 1 Theatre Arts Appreciation (4 units)
or THTR 8 Multicultural Performing Arts in Modern America (4 units)
THTR 20A Acting I (4 units)
THTR 21 Introduction to Technical Theatre (1 unit)
THTR 21A Scenery & Property Construction (3 Units)
THTR 25 Introduction to Fashion & Costume Construction (4 units)
THTR 27 Lighting Design & Technology (4 units)
THTR 31 Fundamentals of Stage Management (2 Units)
THTR 32 CAD Drafting for Theatre, Film & Television (4 units)
THTR 47 Music Theatre Production Workshop (2 units)
or THTR 49 Rehearsal & Performance (2 Units)
 
Support Courses: (16 units)
ART 4A Drawing I (4 units)
GID 33 Graphic Design Studio I (4 units)
THTR 21B Intermediate Scenery & Property Construction (3 Units)
THTR 21C Advanced Scenery & Properties Construction (3 Units)
THTR 31L Theatre Production Management Laboratory (2 Units)
Certificate of Achievement - (44 Units)
The Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all Core and Support Courses. General Education courses are not required.
Theatre Technology Career Certificate(26 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
Select 26 units from the following:
ART 4A Drawing I (4 units)
or GID 33 Graphic Design Studio I (4 units)
THTR 1 Theatre Arts Appreciation (4 units)
or THTR 8 Multicultural Performing Arts in Modern America (4 units)
THTR 21 Introduction to Technical Theatre (1 unit)
THTR 21A Scenery & Property Construction (3 Units)
THTR 25 Introduction to Fashion & Costume Construction (4 units)
THTR 27 Lighting Design & Technology (4 units)
THTR 31 Fundamentals of Stage Management (2 Units)
THTR 31L Theatre Production Management Laboratory (2 Units)
THTR 32 CAD Drafting for Theatre, Film & Television (4 units)
THTR 47 Music Theatre Production Workshop (2 units)
or THTR 49 Rehearsal & Performance (2 Units)

Academic Year: 2012-2013

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2012-05-10 16:08:41

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