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  • Objectives
    The Technical Theatre diploma program at Capilano College prepares graduates to work behind the scenes in the live entertainment industry and some areas of the film and television industry. This two-year program offers practical, hands-on training in lighting, painting, props, sound, set construction and stage management.
  • Academic Title
    Technical Theatre Diploma
  • Course description
    First Term    Course Credits
    Required:    13.50
    • ENGL 100    Academic Writing Strategies    3.00
    • TECT 150    Introduction to Production and Design I    3.00
    • TECT 158    Stage Grip    1.50
    • TECT 180    Technical Theatre Practicum I    3.00
    • TECT 181    Technical Theatre Practicum II    3.00
    Credits    13.50

    Second Term    Course Credits
    Required:    16.50
    • ASAS 120    Elements of Performance History I    3.00
    • TECT 151    Introduction to Production and Design II    3.00
    • TECT 159    Shop Skills    1.50
    • TECT 182    Technical Theatre Practicum III    3.00
    • TECT 183    Technical Theatre Practicum IV    3.00
    • TECT 184    Technical Theatre Practicum V    3.00
    Credits    16.50

    Third Term    Course Credits
    Required:    16.50
    • ASAS 220    Elements of Performance History II    3.00
    • TECT 250    Senior Production Responsibilities I    1.50
    • TECT 252    Advanced Lighting and Sound I    1.50
    • TECT 256    Scenic Art for Theatre    1.50
    • TECT 280    Technical Theatre Practicum VI    3.00
    • TECT 281    Technical Theatre Practicum VII    3.00
    • TECT 282    Technical Theatre Practicum VIII    3.00
    Credits    16.50

    Fourth Term    Course Credits
    Required:    13.50
    • TECT 251    Senior Production Responsibilities II    1.50
    • TECT 253    Advanced Lighting and Sound II    1.50
    • TECT 257    Stage Properties    1.50
    • TECT 283    Technical Theatre Practicum IX    3.00
    • TECT 284    Technical Theatre Practicum X    3.00
    • TECT 285    Technical Theatre Practicum XI    3.00
    Credits    13.50
    Total Program Credits    60.00

    TECT 150    Introduction to Production and Design I
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is an introduction to some of the basic elements of theatrical production and design. It will develop skills in scenic painting, properties, carpentry, and theatrical rigging. Students will be exposed to a wide range of theatrical materials and techniques, as well as background information on design, staging and working in technical theatre.

    TECT 151    Introduction to Production and Design II
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TECT 150 or THTR 150
    TECT 151 continues the introduction to some of the basic elements of theatrical production and design begun in TECT 150. It will develop skills in stage management, stage lighting, and theatrical sound. Students will be exposed to a wide range of theatrical materials and techniques, as well as background information on design.

    TECT 158    Stage Grip
    1.50 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    08 wks
    This course teaches the skills required for set-up, run and strike of a theatrical production.

    TECT 159    Shop Skills
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is designed to provide the skills necessary to work in a theatre scene shop.

    TECT 180    Technical Theatre Practicum I
    3.00 credits    (0,8,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during practical work on a theatre production. Examples of acceptable projects are assignments as technical director; scenic, sound, or lighting designer; stage manager; stage or scenic carpenter; scenic painter; props person; stage crew; sound, lighting, or fly operator. Students will improve their mastery of one or more aspects of theatre production through intensive, practical experience.

    TECT 181    Technical Theatre Practicum II
    3.00 credits    (0,8,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during practical work on a theatre production. Examples of acceptable projects are assignments as technical director; scenic, sound, or lighting designer; stage manager; stage or scenic carpenter; scenic painter; props person; stage crew; sound, lighting, or fly operator. Students will improve their mastery of one or more aspects of theatre production through intensive, practical experience.

    TECT 182    Technical Theatre Practicum III
    3.00 credits    (0,8,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during practical work on a theatre production. Examples of acceptable projects are assignments as technical director; scenic, sound, or lighting designer; stage manager; stage or scenic carpenter; scenic painter; props person; stage crew; sound, lighting, or fly operator. Students will improve their mastery of one or more aspects of theatre production through intensive, practical experience.

    TECT 183    Technical Theatre Practicum IV
    3.00 credits    (0,8,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during practical work on a theatre production. Examples of acceptable projects are assignments as technical director; scenic, sound, or lighting designer; stage manager; stage or scenic carpenter; scenic painter; props person; stage crew; sound, lighting, or fly operator. Students will improve their mastery of one or more aspects of theatre production through intensive, practical experience.

    TECT 184    Technical Theatre Practicum V
    3.00 credits    (0,8,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during practical work on a theatre production. Examples of acceptable projects are assignments as technical director; scenic, sound, or lighting designer; stage manager; stage or scenic carpenter; scenic painter; props person; stage crew; sound, lighting, or fly operator. Students will improve their mastery of one or more aspects of theatre production through intensive, practical experience.

    TECT 250    Senior Production Responsibilities I
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TECT 150 or 151 or THTR 150 or 151
    Introduction to senior production duties including Technical Direction, Stage Management, and Scenic Design.

    TECT 251    Senior Production Responsibilities II
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TECT 150 or 151 or THTR 150 or 151
    A continuation of TECT 250.

    TECT 252    Advanced Lighting and Sound I
    1.50 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: TECT 150 or 151 or THTR 150 or 151
    Teaches the advanced skills required to design and run the lighting for both simple and complex shows.

    TECT 253    Advanced Lighting and Sound II
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TECT 150 or 151 or THTR 150 or 151
    A continuation of TECT 252 with the addition of sound design and application.

    TECT 256    Scenic Art for Theatre
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TECT 150 or THTR 150
    This course is a study of the theory, techniques and practice of creating scenic art for the stage.

    TECT 257    Stage Properties
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TECT 150 or THTR 150
    This course is a study of the theory, techniques and practice of creating stage properties.

    TECT 280    Technical Theatre Practicum VI
    3.00 credits    (0,0,8) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of second year level practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during work on a theatre production. Students may choose to work in several areas of technical production or they may specialize in a specific field to develop a portfolio that is specific to their needs. In the 200 level practicums, students are expected to assume leadership roles as crew chiefs and department heads.

    TECT 281    Technical Theatre Practicum VII
    3.00 credits    (0,0,8) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of second year level practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during work on a theatre production. Students may choose to work in several areas of technical production or they may specialize in a specific field to develop a portfolio that is specific to their needs. In the 200 level practicums, students are expected to assume leadership roles as crew chiefs and department heads.

    TECT 282    Technical Theatre Practicum VIII
    3.00 credits    (0,0,8) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of second year level practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during work on a theatre production. Students may choose to work in several areas of technical production or they may specialize in a specific field to develop a portfolio that is specific to their needs. In the 200 level practicums, students are expected to assume leadership roles as crew chiefs and department heads.

    TECT 283    Technical Theatre Practicum IX
    3.00 credits    (0,0,8) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of second year level practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during work on a theatre production. Students may choose to work in several areas of technical production or they may specialize in a specific field to develop a portfolio that is specific to their needs. In the 200 level practicums, students are expected to assume leadership roles as crew chiefs and department heads.

    TECT 284    Technical Theatre Practicum X
    3.00 credits    (0,0,8) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of second year level practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during work on a theatre production. Students may choose to work in several areas of technical production or they may specialize in a specific field to develop a portfolio that is specific to their needs. In the 200 level practicums, students are expected to assume leadership roles as crew chiefs and department heads.

    TECT 285    Technical Theatre Practicum XI
    3.00 credits    (0,0,8) hrs    15 wks
    This course is part of a series of second year level practicum courses which assign credit for the technical skills learned during work on a theatre production. Students may choose to work in several areas of technical production or they may specialize in a specific field to develop a portfolio that is specific to their needs. In the 200 level practicums, students are expected to assume leadership roles as crew chiefs and department heads.

    TECT 374    Theatre Institute I - Production
    12.00 credits    (1,0,30) hrs    15 wks
    This is part one of the Theatre Institute program focusing on production and stage management. Students will attend a tutorial production seminar, and complete their first and second projects. (The second project may be done in the second term.)
    Note: Interview.

    TECT 375    Theatre Institute II - Production
    12.00 credits    (1,0,30) hrs    15 wks
    This is part two of the Theatre Institute program focusing on production and stage management. Students will attend a tutorial production seminar, and complete their second (if not completed in the previous term) and third projects.
    Note: Interview.

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