2016-2017 Catalog

Technical Theatre

The Technical Theatre program at Western is a comprehensive study of the craft and art of the visual and technological components of theatre. The four major areas of study are set, lights, sound and costumes. A foundation of learning in the craft and technology is offered prior to training in the artistic design of these four areas. Students in the program will have ample hands-on learning opportunities in courses and in preparing the technical elements of the college’s annual theatre and dance season. Western is dedicated to maintaining high quality facilities and providing state-of-the-art equipment for the students to work with. The cross-training offered in the program facilitates well-rounded preparation for future careers. General education courses provide a thorough liberal arts experience and prepare students for transferring to four-year universities. Western offers two degrees for Technical Theatre students to chose from. The Associate of Fine Arts Degree is for those individuals seeking a career in the design area of theater.  The Associate of Arts Degree is for those individuals seeking a career as a theater technician or as a stage manager.