Technical Theatre: Lighting

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

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.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award 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.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
THP201AATheatre Production I (1) OR
THP201ABTheatre Production II (2) OR
THP202ABTheatre Production Electrics (1)1-2
THP213Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THP216Beginning Stage Lighting3
THP251Safety Practices in Theatre and Film Production1
THP263Entertainment Industry Drafting I: 2D CAD3
  • Identify the basic nomenclature of stage lighting, including the nature of light, basic optics, reflection systems, instruments types and their applications. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AB, THP213, THP216)
  • Relate electrical theory to stage application. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AB, THP213, THP216, THP263)
  • Apply the theories of stage lighting in regard to different spaces and types of productions. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AB, THP213, THP216)
  • Recognize shop roles and responsibilities including safety protocols. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AB, THP213, THP251)
  • Apply basic circuiting and dimmer application to stage lighting design. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AB, THP213, THP216)
  • Develop lighting plots, instruments schedules, hook-up sheets and show levels. (THP201AA, THP201AB, THP202AB, THP213, THP216, THP263)

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