Technical Theater, A.S.
In addition to the 18 units of the certificate program in Technical Theater, students must also complete all MSJC General Education Option A requirements (a total of 60 units) for the Associate of Science degree in Technical Theater.
The Certificate/Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in Technical Theater will prepare students for a career in performing arts productions specifically entailing set construction, lighting rigging, costume construction, makeup application, and sound recording and reproduction. Students will develop practical and aesthetic skills necessary for employment in scene shops, costume shops, and recording studios in professional theaters, college theaters, film-television studios, theme parks, and other venues. Students will also build the foundation necessary for transfer to a baccalaureate program or related field of study.
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MSJC General Education Option A
|Fall Semester 1||Units|
|ENGL-101||College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)||4|
|MATH-115||Ideas of Mathematics||3|
|DAN-120||Conditioning and Alignment for Dance||2|
|THA-101||Introduction to Theater||3|
|Spring Semester 1|
|CSIS-111B||Fundamentals of Computer Programming||3|
|THA-136||Cultural History of American Motion Pictures||3|
|HIST-111||U.S. History to 1877||3|
|AUD/MUS-140||Beginning Studio Recording||3|
|Fall Semester 2|
|ENVS-100||Humans and Scientific Inquiry||3|
|THA-216||Musical Theater Production: Theater||3|
|Spring Semester 2|
|DAN-100||History and Appreciation of Dance||3|
|THA-201||Rehearsal and Performance||2|
|THA-155||Musical Theater History||3|
|THA-135||Introduction to Film||3|
NOTE: Transfer Level Math courses are recommended. However, MATH-096 Intermediate Algebra (5 units) will satisfy the Math requirement.
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An Associate degree in this program may be earned by completing the requirements listed below as well as all MSJC General Education Option A requirements for a total of 60 units.
|MSJC General Education Option A||24|
|Required Technical Theater Courses||12|
|Technical Theater Electives||6|
|Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)|
|AUD-140||Beginning Studio Recording||3|
|or MUS-140||Beginning Studio Recording|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Introduction to Scene Design (formerly Models and Rendering)|
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