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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Design and Production Certificate

Certificate |THTR.DSNPROD.CT | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 50.0502
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Program Description

The Theatre Design Certificate (CT.) is for students interested in developing their design skills to enter the field of Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology with the foundational skills needed to attain employment in the field of Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology as a set, lighting, sound, or projection designer. The program will also elevate and enhance the knowledge of existing designers. Through a structured curriculum comprised of both classroom, workshop, and stage experiences this program provides students authentic design opportunities. Also, students will develop critical thinking skills with a focus on Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology. There is a particular emphasis in this program on how the arts can further assist in socially progressive ideas. 

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Theatre Design Certificate will be able to:

  • Explain the potential for progressive social change through the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology

  • Define the roles of the personnel and their functions found in the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology

  • Demonstrate confidence in design and production techniques regarding lighting, props, sound, sets, projections, and costume

  • Describe Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology industry expectations regarding design and production personnel

  • Describe past, current, and emerging trends regarding the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology

  • Apply vocabulary unique to the Performing Arts and Entertainment Technology

Sequence of Study - Theatre Design and Production

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 31 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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