Technical Production Emphasis

Associate in Arts Degree (AA)

This program provides the student with an understanding of the process by which theatre is produced from a technical standpoint, including scenic design, lighting design, costuming, sound design, and make-up design and the application of these designs. It also provides an overview of the other processes that are involved in the production of theatre, such as acting, directing, and playwriting and of the historical and social context of the theatre. Transfer students should consult the Requirements of the Transfer Institutions section in this catalog and the Theatre Arts, Drama, or related Majors sections of the specific catalog for the institution to which they wish to transfer to determine admission, general education, and major requirements. Consultation with an SCC counselor is urged.

Career Opportunities

Completion of this Degree could lead to employment in the entertainment industry in both stage production and film production as lighting technician, stage technician, scenic artist, or stage manager.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • assess the influence of theatre as a dynamic art form and a social and cultural force in our society.
  • compare theatrical periods and styles in terms of acting, directing, playwriting, and technical elements.
  • analyze the components of a theatrical production and the role of technical theatre in the production process.
  • evaluate a script, assess production requirements, and develop practical and artistic solutions through scenic, lighting, costume, sound, or makeup designs.
  • integrate practical information from construction plans.
  • demonstrate proficiency in technical production skills.
  • evaluate tools, materials, and processes used in technical theatre work.

Associate in Arts Degree

The Theatre Arts, Technical Production Emphasis Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.