Entertainment & Theatre Technology

The Entertainment and Theatre Technology program prepares students with the necessary skills to obtain entry level positions in the technical fields of the entertainment industries.

Stagecraft class

Curriculum

Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.

Entertainment & Theatre Technology Associate Degree Program


The Associate degree is designed to prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate or higher degree program.

TA 240* is a non-transferable course required by the by the Theatre Arts Department for this degree.


Entertainment & Theatre Technology Required Courses:
Course ID Title Units
ETT 40 Stagecraft 4
ETT 100* Applied Technical Theatre Production 3
ETT 142 Theatre Production 2
ETT 240* Advanced Stagecraft 1-3
TA 1 Acting 3
Select from Appreciation & History 3
Select from Restricted Electives 3-6
Total  19-24

Appreciation and History:
Course ID Title Units
TA 20 Theatre Appreciation 3
TA 25 Theatre History:Primitive to Renaissance 3
TA 26 Theatre History:Renaissance to Contemporary 3

Restricted Electives:
Course ID Title Units
ETT 41* Stage Lighting 3
ETT 42 Costume Design 3
ETT 45* Scene Design 3
ETT 101* Fundamentals of Design and Graphics for Theatre 3
ETT 102* Stage Management 3
ETT 104 Costume Crafts 3
ETT 130 Theatre Management 3
ETT 144* Theatre Scenery Painting 2

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

Complete 24 units as described above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.

Entertainment & Theatre Technology Certificate Program


The Saddleback College Entertainment and Theatre Technology certificate program provides the student with a career preparation for entry-level positions in the professional entertainment industry. A comprehensive and intensive two-year program offers students the opportunity to explore fundamentals of a wide variety of practical career opportunities. Technical theatre students participate in the hands-on experience of creating all of the technical elements of Theatre Arts Department productions as well as other live events on the Saddleback College campus.

Entertainment & Theatre Technology Required Courses:
Course ID Title Units
ETT 40 Stagecraft 4
ETT 100* Applied Technical Theatre Production 3
ETT 101* Fundamentals of Design and Graphics for Theatre 3
ETT 103 Entertainment Internship 1
ETT 142 Theatre Production 1
ETT 240* Advanced Stagecraft 3
TA 1 Acting 3
TA 20 Theatre Appreciation 3
Select from Appreciation & History 3
Select from Restricted Electives 4-7
Total 32.5-35.5

Appreciation and History:
Course ID Title Units
ART 20 Art Appreciation 3
CTVR 3 The History and Appreciation of American Cinema 3
DANC 64 History of Dance 3
MUS 20 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 27 History Of Jazz 3
MUS 28 History of Rock 3
TA 22 Musical Theatre History and Appreciation 3

Restricted Electives:
Course ID Title Units
ETT 41* Stage Lighting 3
ETT 42 Costume Design 3
ETT 102* Stage Management 3
ETT 130 Theatre Management 3
ETT 144* Theatre Scenery Painting 2
ETT 201* Entertainment Computer Aided Drafting 2
ETT 246* Theatre Audio Techniques 3
MUS 118 Sound Recording 4

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate Degree

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.

 

Entertainment & Theatre Technology Occupational Skills Award


The Entertainment and Theatre Technology, Scenic Artist and Painting Occupational Skills Award is designed to prepare the student for employment as a scenic artist and painter in the entertainment industry; including theatre, theme parks, television, movies, corporate events, trade shows, sporting events, faith-based events, and all other forms of live entertainment. The program is designed to develop a solid foundation of skills so students can work closely with Designers, art directors and other professionals in the various areas that make up the Entertainment Industry as well as other industries that utilize the skills of a scenic artist. Students are required to participate as paint crew on the Department of Theatre Arts productions as well as other field work.

Course ID Title Units
First Semester
ETT 142 Theatre Production 1
ETT 144* Theatre Scenery Painting 2
ETT 244* Advanced Scenery Painting 3
Second Semester
ETT 142 Theatre Production 1
ETT 242* Styles of Paint for the Entertainment Industry 3
CWE 180 Cooperative Work Experience: ETT 2
Total 12