ASSOCIATE DEGREE CANDIDATE:
- Employ knowledge acquired from the general education core to be a well-rounded employee.
- Communicate visually through drafting, rendering, and model building skills.
- Produce computer-aided drawings
- Relate the relevance of the theatre as a social fore and a reflection of the human condition.
- Construct, paint, and handle scenery.
- Apply, as a technician, an understanding of design techniques in theatrical conditions.
- Handle, manipulate lighting equipment.
- Control and arrange intelligent lighting systems.
- Use and maintain sound equipment.
- Record and edit sound effects.
- Wire a stage for sound.
- Apply an understanding of costume techniques-proper measuring skills, various construction techniques, fabric savvy, costume cutting skills, and fabric manipulation.
- Operate a counter-weight fly system, hemp fly systems, and simple rigging.
- Exhibit on the job compliance to: OSHA, ESTA, IATSE, and USITT safety standards and regulations.
- Manage people, exhibiting good interpersonal skills according to theatre decorum throughout the rehearsal and performance process.
- Adapt to chosen occupational objectives the practical training and experience received through internship in a qualifying occupational setting.
- Apply make-up with knowledge of it principles and techniques.
- Perform the duties of a shop foreman in a costume shop.
- Cut and drape a variety of materials.
- Draw and cut patterns of all styles and from all eras.
- Manipulation of many different materials including but limited to; leather, fabric, foam, felts, dyes, adhesives, etc.
- Build a costume from scratch, from a designer's sketch.
- Understand the environmental and safety impact of a working costume shop.
ENTERTAINMENT CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE:
- Operate a variety of power tools.
- Build any kind of scenery from drawings.
- Utilize excellent drafting skills.
- Work with a multitude of materials.
- Work for a scenic shop.
- Understand and enforce safety practices.
- Effectively communicate.
- Hang, focus and maintain lighting instruments.
- Read and understand a light plot.
- Recognize circuitry load and electrical formulas.
- Work as a master electrician for a lighting designer.
- Do tie-ins to three (3) phase power.
- Maintain electrical components, including but not limited to, cables, intelligent lighting fixtures, static fixtures, hazers, foggers, etc.
- Hang theatrical scenery, lighting equipment, sound equipment, trusses, and soft goods.
- Operate and maintain counterweight systems.
- Operate and maintain hemp house systems.
- Understand and manipulate chain motors.
- Be able to be an up rigger. (If physically able).
- Be able to be a down rigger.
- Know and apply all applicable knots.
- Understand the uses for all of the rigging hardware and how to check for safety.
- Set up a working sound system.
- Run any brand of sound board for sound reinforcement at any type of venue.
- Apply proper microphone techniques for different types of performance.
STAGE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE:
- Assist the director as required.
- Maintain rehearsal schedules, call times, and special events.
- Contact and supervise the crew.
- Make sure that the crews are prepared and ready to go.
- Make sure that the set and stage areas are clean, safe, and that props and furniture are set.
- Read and tape out ground plans for rehearsal.
- Communicate effectively with everyone working on the production.
- Work effectively in the venue.
- Understand and apply Actor's Equity, IATSE, SAG, USA, and AGMA rules when necessary.
- In touring situations, assess and determine the best way to deal with situations and peculiarities of different types and styles of performance venues.
- Ability of follow music.
- Ability to call a show.
- Ability to work with available staff.