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Theatre Technology

Dean: Dr. Cherilee Walker

Coordinator: Dr. Charles Leader

The Theatre Technology program develops the knowledge and skills necessary for students to embark on careers as professional stage hands, stage carpenters, and stage electricians. Emphasis in this specialized program is on production. Many hours are required in the operation of the theatre plant, and the construction of scenery for theatrical events. Students who follow the program are assured technical opportunities in lighting, sound, set construction, and/or stage management each semester during the two-year program.

A limited number of talent grants are available to qualified students. Individuals with previous experience in theatrical performance and/or technical production should apply directly to the coordinator 913-288-7106.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra or higher
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements:
THTR0101 Theatre Appreciation
3
Total
3
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements:
PSYC0101 Psychology
3
Total
3
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirement (lecture with lab)
NASC0103 General Physical Science
5
Total
5
   
Total General Education Requirements:
24-27
 
Technical Requirements (21-22 additional credits):
ENGL0212 Drama as Literature: Early to Modern
3
FNAR0111 Drawing I
3
AUDI0150 Live Sound Reinforcement 1
1
AUDI0151 Live Sound Reinforcement 2
1
THTR0105 Introduction to Acting
3
THTR0150 Stagecraft
3
THTR0151 Technical Theatre Practicum
1
THTR0160 Stage Lighting I
3
THTR0170 Stage Makeup
2
THTR0180 Stage Management
3
THTR0220 Costume Production
3
THTR0255 Stagecraft II
3
THTR0260 Stage Lighting II
3
THTR0265 Scene Painting
3
 

Elective (additional credit hours as necessary to equal a 60-hour degree)

Total
35
   
Total Hours Required for an Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Theatre Technology Degree:
60-62

*See course description for prerequisite.