2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Entertainment and Theatre Technology Certificate of Achievement


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The Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts’ Entertainment and Theatre Technology Certificate of Achievement program provides students with a career preparation for entry-level positions in the professional entertainment industry. This comprehensive and intensive program offers students the opportunity to explore fundamentals of a wide variety of practical career opportunities in the entertainment industry including Theatre Technician, Theatrical Stage Employee, Moving Picture Technician, Theatre Artist and its Allied Crafts. Technical theatre students participate in the hands-on experience of creating all of the technical elements of Department of Theatre Arts’ productions as well as other live events on the Saddleback College campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate preparation for entry level positions in the professional entertainment industry.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in a wide variety of applications related to theatrical production.
  • Demonstrate competence in the production of live events

REQUIRED CORE:

Course ID Title Units
ETT 40   Stagecraft 3
ETT 100  * Applied Technical Theatre Production 2
ETT 142   Theatre Production 1 (2)
ETT 101  * Fundamentals of Design and Graphics for Theatre 3
TA 1   Fundamentals of Acting 3
ETT 240  * Advanced Stagecraft 3
TA 20   Theatre Appreciation 3
CWE 180  * Co-Op-Ed Entertainment and Theatre Technology 2
ETT 144   Theatre Scenery Painting 2
  Select one course from Group 1: Appreciation and History 3
  Select one course from Group 2: Industry Skills 2-3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE CERTIFICATE:

28-29
Group 1: Appreciation and History  
ARTH 20   Art Appreciation 3
CTVR 3   The History and Appreciation of American Cinema 3
DANC 64   History of Dance 3
MUS 20   Music Appreciation 3
MUS 27   History of Jazz 3
MUS 28   History of Rock 3
TA 22   Musical Theatre History and Appreciation 3
Group 2: Industry Skills  
ETT 41  * Lighting Design Fundamentals 3
ETT 42   Costume Design 3
ETT 242  * Styles of Paint for the Entertainment Industry 3
ETT 244  * Advanced Scenery Painting 3
MUS 118   Digital Multi-Track Music Recording 2.5
MUS 130   Music Production I 2.5
MUS 132   Introduction to Music Technology 2
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.  
Course needs to be taken two times  

 

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