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Theatre Technology THET.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 62 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Theatre
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

The theater technology degree is designed as a university-parallel program for students to transfer to four-year institutions. The faculty and staff are theater professionals with extensive experience in design and technology including: scenic, lighting, costumes, props, make-up/hair, sound, directing and stage management. Curriculum is based on skills required to enhance students technical skills including: stage craft, lighting and costume fundamentals, make-up, stage management, script analysis, and portfolio. Successful students achieve real-world experience participating in our theater productions in several performance venues. Students must pass all THE courses with a grade of C or better. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in analyzing and researching the script and taking the script to stage and differentiating major periods in theatre history.
  • Demonstrate competency in the area outside the Major field of study.
  • Demonstrate competency with the basic skills needed in theatre technology as a technician or crew member, and how to present these skills

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are available in areas such as designer, technician, director, educator, stage manager, arts administrator and company business or artistic manager. These positions can commonly be found in theatre, film, theme parks, cruise ships, rock shows, museums, churches, or fashion. A theatre technology degree also provides the skills to enrich any career that requires artistic research, safety troubleshooting, management, and creative problem solving.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


  • Approval of Department


Course Title Credits
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
THE 1105 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 1106 Stagecraft 2
THE 1107 Lab for Stagecraft 1
THE 1111 (Acting I) OR THE 1103 (Principles of Acting) 3
THE 1116 Stage Lighting Fundamentals 2
THE 1117 Lab for Stage Lighting Fundamentals 1
THE 1118 Costume Fundamentals 2
THE 1119 Lab for Costume Fundamentals 1
THE 1194 Applied Theatre Technology I 2
THE 1196 Applied Theatre Technology II 2
THE 2201 History of Theatre I 3
THE 2202 History of Theatre II 3
THE 2206 Script Analysis 3
THE 2220 Theatre Portfolio 2
THE 2240 Stage Management 3
THE 2296 Applied Theatre Technology IV 2
MAT 1445 (Quantitative Literacy) OR MAT 1470 (College Algebra) 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair's Theatre Technology Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.