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STAGE TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

 

Do you enjoy the theatre and like to work behind the scene?

Follow your Passion. Develop your Craft. Create your Future.

Do you enjoy the excitement of the stage and creating the atmosphere of the theatre? This certificate program provides you with the foundation and skill set required to begin working in a variety of positions in the live entertainment industry, both regionally and beyond. Get ready to have fun while learning because we'll give you hands-on experience that focuses on stagecraft, lighting and sound production for theatre, concerts, dance and industrial theatre.

After finishing this program, you can continue your education at Gulf Coast State College and expand your skills by applying  your course work to the Entertainment Technology Associate in Science degree.

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Who is eligible for the Stage Technology Certificate program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to Stage Technology Certificate program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Courses CH
 +*TPA1210, Stagecraft I 3
 +*TPA1211, Stagecraft II 3
 TPA1220, Introduction to Stage Lighting 3
 *TPA1340, Drafting for the Theatre I 3
 TPA2212, Sound for the Stage 3
 +*TPA1290L, Technical Theatre Lab I 2
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 17

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 
 Students painting a set
 

Set Building And More!

Start your future at Gulf Coast State College where you will acquire the skills you need to work in all aspects of the theatre. We're ready for you to be a part of the College's upcoming theatre productions.

 
 

Contact the ADVISOR

Jason Hedden, MFA
Chair, Visual & Performing Arts
850-872-3887
jhedden@gulfcoast.edu
 

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