Jul 13, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Technical Theatre (AS)

An Associate of Science with a Technical Theatre major will indicate that a student has completed all WSU AS degree requirements and the introductory classes required for the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre within the Design/Technology/Management track. Students who have completed the AS degree may continue with intermediate and advanced coursework for the BA.

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all courses (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Program Code: 3084AS
  • CIPC: 500502


Theatre majors are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least annually for course and program advisement.

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for this major.

Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credit hours.
  2. A minimum of 20 hours in residency (WSU courses).
  3. At least a 2.0 (C) WSU grade point average (GPA).
  4. Completion of WSU general education requirements.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements of this catalog for Associate of Arts requirements.The following general education courses are required for the Technical Theatre Major: COMM 1020 HU - Principles of Public Speaking (3) .

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Have writing skills and ability to use research tools (library, internet, etc.).
  • Be able to present critical thinking through verbal and written presentations regarding the theatre. Specific areas of expertise will include major works, major figures, theory, and history.
  • Have a practical, working knowledge of how to produce a play on stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical considerations.
  • Be able to critically evaluate what they and others have created.
  • Develop necessary skills to be proficient in at least one area of theatre (performance, teaching, technical/design-costume, technical/design-scenery, technical/design-lighting, technical/design-sound, directing, theatre management, or playwriting), with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve specific problems pertaining to that area.
  • Understand the historical context of theatre, drama, and performance including plays, major figures, costumes, scenic innovations, and theoretical approaches, and how these relate to contemporary society and culture.
  • Have experience with individual and collaborative processes needed to produce and understand theatre.

Technical Theatre Courses (23 credit hours)

Theatre Courses Required for an AS in Technical Theatre (15 credit hours)

Theatre Practicum (2 credit hours)

Select 2 credit hours from the following options