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Actors on Stage
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialCertificate
Total Credit Hours17
Academic PathwayHumanities, Arts, Design, Communication
AdvisorDr. Jennifer McAtee
Chair, Division of Visual & Performing Arts
850.769.1551 ext 3887

Senior Administrative AssistantDanyelle Alexander
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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.

Girl building a set

Stage Technology Course Requirements

Stage Courses
Theatre Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Stage Technology Certificate?

In this field, people find careers as:

Entertainment Stage Technician
Studio Operator
Audio Visual Technician
Stage Lighting Technician
Audio Technician
Light/Sound Technician

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of Miami
North West State College
University of Central Florida
Stage Equipment
Student painting stage props

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.

Are you ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

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.


Apply for Financial Aid & 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.


Register for Classes

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



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