Technical Theater, A.S.
The Technical Theater A.S. Degree will prepare students for a career in performing arts productions specifically entailing set construction and painting, lighting design, operation and rigging of lighting instruments, costume design and construction, makeup application, and sound recording and reproduction. Students will develop the practical and aesthetic skills necessary for employment in scene shops, costume shops, recording studios, 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 in these or related fields 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|
An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
|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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