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Submitter's Information


James Lee


Director, CTE Grants


Inland Empire/Desert


Barstow College

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Program Details

Program Title

Technical Theater

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Technical Theater (100600)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

A Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theatre is recommended for those considering a professional career in the entertainment industry or theatre. A certificate would demonstrate support and knowledge for those who are attempting to gain entry-level employment as a Theatre Technician, Theatrical Stage Employee, Moving Picture Technician, Entertainment Artist, or in Allied Crafts. 

Upon completion of the required courses with at least a “C” grade or better in each course, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Technical Theatre.

Enrollment Completer Projections

After meeting with industry advisory committee which included several high schools that indicated there would be a demand for this certificate and they would be interested in articulation and there is a need for this program in the area, we do expect to have interest in the program. We expect that enrollment will grow in the upcoming years. 

Initially we expect 20-40 annual enrollments with 10-15 completers of the program 

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

·        Students will demonstrate competence in the technical, design, and/or acting aspects of theatrical productions.

·        Students will be able to describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate dramatic literature and theatrical productions.

·        Students will demonstrate an understanding of and empathy for the racial, ethnic, social, and cultural diversity of U.S. and World theatre.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

This 18 unit Certificate of Achievement will require students to complete 6 three unit Theater courses. This certificate provides students with instruction to various areas of technical theater in support of theater production. 

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
TART 10Introduction to Theater Design3Fall/Spring/Summer
TART 17Introduction to Stage Lighting3

TART 18Introduction to Stage Costume3Fall/Spring/Summer
TART 19Introduction to Stage Makeup3Fall/Spring/Summer
TART 15Script Analysis3Fall/Spring/Summer
TART 16 Stagecraft3Fall/Spring/Summer

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07/27/23 - 03:12 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  09/20/23

Received regional recommendation at 8-8-2023 IEDRC Deans Meeting.