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    Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Technical Theater, AS

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Students completing this program can pursue work as live entertainment technicians with employers such as regional theaters, theme parks, convention centers, concert producers, opera companies, dance companies, cruise ships, and cirque troupes. Students develop skills used across many forms of live entertainment such as operating equipment used in a theatrical production, constructing stage scenery, managing workgroups, and design of staging elements. Students build a portfolio of employable skills applicable to professions such as stage manager, production manager, stage rigger, stage carpenter, entertainment electrician, and audio technician. However, specific entry level employment opportunities may require additional education or experience. Students completing this degree will take courses in five key areas: history and cultural traditions of theater, performance procedures, stage design or stage management, performance crew, and shop work. Examples of specialized coursework include scene painting, stage makeup, audio production, costume construction, and stage management. Students will have the opportunity to participate in live performances as a member of the performance crew and students will spend time in the IVC theater shops learning how to build scenery and costumes.

Theater History and Traditions: Complete one course


Total Units Required: 18-20

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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