SPT Program Information
Employment and training outlook in the greater Tulsa area:
Tulsa Community College's Stage Production Technology Program actively markets to and recruits individuals from local high schools to begin their training locally, as well as provide personnel already in the industry an opportunity to continue their education. It also recruits seasoned professionals who are seeking an exciting and rewarding new career.
The Stage Production Technology Program is a two-year technical theatre intensive curriculum of study. Toward the end of the student's second year, the student is required to apply for an internship opportunity that will allow the student exposure to "real world" challenges, issues and industry standards.
Employment opportunities may exist for graduates and certificate holders of the program within the following organizations in Tulsa's entertainment industry: Brady Theatre, Cox Communications, KJRH, KTUL, KOKI, KOTV, KTFO, KOED, OETA, TCC VanTrease PACE, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE), Theatre Tulsa, American Theatre Company,BOK Arena, Mabee Center, Reynolds Center, Tulsa Expo and Fairgrounds, Tulsa Scenic, Integrity Lighting, Swank Audio/Visual, Union High School Multi-Purpose Center and PAC, Owasso High School PAC, Jenks High School PAC, The PACBA, Bartlesville High School PAC, Bartlesville Community Center and many, many more.
A student graduating from the program may also find continuing education opportunities at one of the many baccalaureate degree granting institutions such as University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, Northeastern State University (Tahlequah), University of Tulsa, and many others.
Job titles for which graduates may qualify:
Scenic Carpenter/Welder, Scene Shop Foreman, Technical Director, Theatrical Electrician, Light Board Operator, Master Electrician, Sound Board Operator, Sound Technician, Follow-Spot Operator, Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Props Master/Mistress, Wardrobe Assistant, Dresser, First Hand, Stitcher, Cutter/Drapper, Craftsperson, Rigger, Draftsman, CAD Operator, Stage Hand
Entry-level salary range for graduates of the program:
Certificate option: Local union entry-level scale: starting at $8 per hour up to $17.50 per hour. This will vary widely depending upon whether the employment is professional, academic or community based.
Associate degree: Location and venue of the employment will affect the salary.
1. Respond to an increased need of skilled technicians in entry level positions in the local entertainment market.
2. Offer opportunities for career advancement through continued education for technicians in the local entertainment market.
3. Provide a strong program with substantial transferability to four-year institutions of higher education for those area high school graduates that are interested in majoring in theatre.