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Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
The Theater Arts major is designed to provide knowledge, training, and practical experience in a variety of areas which can be used in continuing participation and appreciation of theater and film throughout life. The Theater program at Las Positas is a unique blend of hands-on learning, personal creative exploration, and history and culture; theater is a wonderful way to continue to grow as a student and as an artist. Classes cover such topics as theater history, musical theater, acting, theater for young audiences, and directing, as well as stage and production management, lighting, scenery, and costume design. Our student-centered coursework and productions offer many different opportunities for students to become involved in the program and college in a meaningful, academic, and career-centered way. The Las Positas Theater program presents 4 productions annually, as well as many other performing and technical opportunities for our theater majors. We house our program in a beautiful state of the art performance facility with three theaters (a 450-seat proscenium, a black box, and an outdoor amphitheater), a costume shop, scene shop, and rehearsal studio.
About the Certificate
The Las Positas College Technical Theater Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level occupations as a theater technician in educational, community, and resident theater venues. Technical theater technicians may work on set construction, carpentry, sound systems, lighting design, light board operation, stage lighting, scenery costumes, props, and various degrees of entry level management positions, such as hours management and stage management. This program is designed to prepare individuals who work in technical production areas with a range of skills, enabling them to select, adapt and transfer skills to different work situations throughout their career in technical theater. This program prepares students, through coursework and hands on experience, for work in technical theater. The certificate includes a wide range of topics designed to give students basic skills and knowledge to work behind the scenes in theater and other venues. This certificate can also serves as the first step in completing the Theater Associates Degree for transfer (AD-T) to a four year college or university, where students can complete a degree in a specialized or generalized field of theatrical study. Typical job opportunities include: lighting designer, lighting operator, scenic painter, stage/set designer, stage manager, sound operator, costume designer, or stage hand.
Typical job opportunities include: lighting designer, lighting operator, scenic painter, stage/set designer, stage manager, sound operator, costume designer, or stage hand. This program also lines up with many of the foundation courses needed for an Associate for Degree for Transfer (AD-T) in Theater.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theater, students are able to read construction plans and construct common stage scenery such as flats, platform, and stairs.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theater, students are able to hang, cable and focus stage lighting and be able to read lighting plots and related documents.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theater, students are able to perform as a member of a show running crew in various capacities, such as stagehand, light or sound board operator, or wardrobe assistant.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theater, students are able to analyze elements of a theatrical design.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theater, students are able to research, plot, and design costumes for use in production.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theater, students are
able to complete basic hand sewing tasks and read and execute a pattern for costume
|THEA 10 Introduction to Dramatic Arts||3|
|THEA 48A Technical Theater in Production - Beginning||3|
|THEA 48B Technical Theater in Production - Intermediate||3|
|THEA 48C Technical Theater in Production - Advanced||3|
|THEA 50 Stagecraft||3|
|MUS 35 Introduction to Music Technology||3|
|THEA 48D Technical Theater in Production - Capstone||3|
|THEA 50L Introduction to Stage Lighting||3|
|THEA 51 Introduction to Costume Design||3|
|THEA 52 Introduction to Design||3|
Updated: July 2022