Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
Credit Hours:

Learn the skills and techniques to capture the audience's imagination with a Theater Technologies Certificate from UNT.
The Theatre Technologies certificate program seeks to provide an opportunity for students to explore the field of theatre technologies in the international industry. Students will gain practical knowledge that is relevant and applicable to each student's career goals.

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Why Earn a Theatre Technologies Certificate?

The Theatre Technologies Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a theatre technician in educational, community, and resident theatre venues as well as theme parks, television, and motion picture studios.

Theatre Technologies Certificate Highlights

The Department of Dance and Theatre maintains the University Theater (409-seat proscenium theatre) and the Studio Theater (160-seat black box), and the technical facilities to support the annual season, including a well-equipped costume and scenic shop, and adequate storage.
Unique among theatre programs, qualified undergraduate students perform lead roles, direct public productions, stage-manage, and design scenery, costumes, lights, make-up and wigs.
Through studying theatre, you can acquire a diverse range of communication and organizational skills that are applicable to many careers. For example, combining your degree with studies in journalism or a law degree could lead to a career as a theatre critic or an entertainment lawyer.
Students are often offered performance and design opportunities as part of outside professional projects of the faculty and are able to audition for local theatre groups.
UNT has several student organizations for students to network and further hone their skills and craft.
Scholarships are available based on merit and talent.

Theatre Technologies Certificate Courses You Could Take

Stagecraft I (3 hrs)
Introduction to basic scenery construction, properties, general theatre safety and operations. Includes a practical laboratory working in the scene shop on department productions. Time and dates in the practical laboratory determined through consultation with instructor.
Lighting II (3 hrs)
Intermediate techniques for theatrical lighting, stage instrumentation and circuitry. Intensive practical experience in laboratory and production assignments.
Stagecraft II (3 hrs)
Intermediate study of scenery and properties construction and drafting.
Theatre Practicum (3 hrs)
Supervised work in a position related to student’s major, professional field of study or career objective.
Sound Production and Design for the Theatre (3 hrs)
Techniques for designing and production of sound support and effects for theatrical applications. Covering live, recorded, engineered and multiple effects. Emphasis on creativity and appropriateness of sound design for special theatrical situations.
Lighting and Sound I (3 hrs)
Introduction to basic terminology, equipment, personnel and procedures for lighting and sound production in performing arts. Topics include introductions to lighting equipment, basic electricity, optics, color in light, sound equipment, acoustics, sound recording and playback, music and sound effects and safety considerations. Lecture and discussion. Application of concepts through practical exercises and lab hours.

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