First Year Technical Training

First Year Technical Training

Two-Year Technical Certificate Program
THEATRE: DESIGN/TECHNICAL THEATRE (Certificate of Achievement)
A two-year vocational training program to develop the skills in technical theatre necessary for the aspiring theatre artist to pursue a career in the professional theatre. Students enrolled in this program receive instruction from theatre professionals who are company members of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre. Admittance to program is by audition/interview.

The graduate of the certificate program in design/technical theater will:

  • Demonstrate safe, effective techniques and exhibit professional behavior in support of the production and performance of a professional theatrical production.
  • Exhibit or process inclusive of abstract thinking, decision-making and divergent problem-solving.
  • Communicate through creative expression and playing standard theatrical vocabulary and presentational techniques.
  • Display a competency in critical reading as it relates to theatrical texts.

Beginning Production Laboratory

  • The exploration and development of a theatrical production at a beginning level in a lab environment.
  • Students apply the necessary skills for the process of mounting a professional theatrical production.

Beginning Performance Laboratory

  • In this intensive beginning level laboratory course, the student can apply and develop all of the skills utilized in dramatic performances.
  • Students may spend class hours with the instructor dealing with different production situations, working under pressure to meet unchanging deadlines, and engaging in actual performance experiences.

Materials, Tools and Techniques 1

  • An introductory course in the tools, materials, and production techniques employed by a professional theatrical technician.
  • This vocational course offers the opportunity for theatre practitioners to update, develop, and refine their skills in a professional theatre setting.
  • This course is required of all students enrolled in the Drama — Technical Theater Certificate program

Intermediate Production Laboratory

  • The exploration and development of a theatrical production at an intermediate level in a lab environment.
  • Students apply the necessary skills for the process of mounting a professional theatrical production.

Intermediate Performance Laboratory

  • In this intensive intermediate level laboratory course, the student can apply and develop all of the skills utilized in dramatic performances.
  • Students may spend class hours with the instructor dealing with different production situations, working under pressure to meet unchanging deadlines, and engaging in actual performance experiences.

Materials, Tools and Techniques 2

  • An expansion on Materials, Tools and Techniques 1 in the tools, materials, and production techniques employed by a professional theatrical technician.
  • This vocational course offers the opportunity for theatre practitioners to update, develop, and refine their skills in a professional theatre setting.
  • This course is required of all students enrolled in the Drama — Technical Theater Certificate program.
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