Stage Technology Technical Certificate

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There’s more to a theater production than the actors on stage. Without the background players, it’s just people on a stage. Be the behind-the-scenes star by learning design stagecraft, prop fabrication, scenic painting and stage lighting.

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Getting Started: Fall Term 2021

June 14:  Financial Aid


Aug. 16:  Application


Aug. 23:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State. 
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Stage Technology
Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: STAGE-CC
CIP: 0650050201
Educational Pathway: STAGE-CC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2021
This course will explore the dramatic form and structure of a play. Students will read and analyze the script in order to study the playwright's intentions, methods and meanings. The script will be examined as a blueprint for production and performance. This course partially fulfills the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
Theatre Production and Performance is open to all students of the College and is required of all theatre majors and minors. Theatre Production and Performance presents major productions throughout the year. Students gain credit through performing roles and technical work. May be repeated for credit five times.
THE 2925 Theatre Production and Performance must be completed 2 times.
This course is an introduction to the methods, tools and materials of scenery construction and stage lighting. Students will receive extensive experience in the theatre scene shop. Additional lab hours will be required.
This course is an introduction to the design process as it relates to the theatre. It includes study in design principles, script analysis and stylistic considerations. Students will learn basic skills culminating in conceptualizing and developing a design project.
This course is a study in the development, theory and practice of all areas of technical theatre production.
This course covers practical projects in scenic construction. Students will receive extensive experience in the theatre scene shop.
This course is a continuation of the methods of fundamental stagecraft. Special emphasis on technical drawing and drafting for the stage as well as experience in the scene shop.
Total Credits: 17

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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