Certificate of Completion in Technical Theatre: Lighting

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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre: Lighting is designed to provide students with skills in lighting for theatrical performances. Courses Include instruction in basic circuiting and dimmer application, lighting plots, programming, hanging and focus of lighting instruments, light board operation, and safety in the theatre. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Technical Theatre and the Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA), Emphasis in Theatre are also available.

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Technical Theatre: Lighting (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5095N
Total Credits Required
12-13
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify the basic nomenclature of stage lighting, including the nature of light, basic optics, reflection systems, instruments types and their applications.
  2. Relate electrical theory to stage application.
  3. Apply the theories of stage lighting in regard to different spaces and types of productions.
  4. Recognize shop roles and responsibilities including safety protocols.
  5. Apply basic circuiting and dimmer application to stage lighting design.
  6. Develop lighting plots, instruments schedules, hook-up sheets and show levels.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
THP213 Introduction to Technical Theatre Critical course Gateway course 4
THP251 Safety Practices in Theatre and Film Production 1
THP263 Entertainment Industry Design I: 2D CAD 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
THP216 Beginning Stage Lighting May be taken in either the first or second term. 3
THP201AA or
THP201AB or
THP202AB
Theatre Production I or Theatre Production II or Theatre Production I Electrics May be taken in either the first or second term. 1–2

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Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Technical Theatre: Lighting (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=147513).