Second Year Technical Training

Second 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.

Advanced-Intermediate Production Laboratory

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

Advanced-Intermediate Performance Laboratory

  • In this intensive advanced-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.

Planning, Production, and Management 1

  • An introductory course on planning, production, and management processes and techniques employed by professional theatrical artists and craftspersons.
  • 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.

Advanced Production Laboratory

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

Advanced Performance Laboratory

  • In this intensive advanced-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.

Planning, Production, and Management 2

  • An expansion on Planning, Production and Management 1 in the planning, production, and management processes and techniques employed by professional theatrical artists and craftspersons.
  • 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.
Tech student hanging from the lighting grid in the Marian Theatre
Group of tech students loading materials into the Marian
Tech student painting set pieces