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Technical Theatre

Channel your creative energy into design and construction of scenery, lighting, sound and costuming. Work with professional equipment on the main stage and black box theatres.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

The technical theatre program at Casper College provides academic and experimental training in acting and technical theatre which equals or exceeds what is offered in the first two years at four-year institutions nationwide. You will be prepared to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after completing your associate degree at Casper College.

A graduate of the Casper College Associate of Arts in Technical Theatre program:

  • demonstrates a working knowledge of professional equipment.
  • demonstrates working knowledge of basic design concepts in scenery, lighting, costumes and props.
  • demonstrates working knowledge of scenic construction practices and techniques.
  • demonstrates working knowledge of costume construction practices and techniques available in the theatre and dance program.
  • develops an understanding of the collaborative process by working with directors, actors and other technicians.

These goals are achieved through vigorous coursework and performance opportunities.

With the combination of hardworking and kind students, wonderful facilities, creative and challenging classes, exciting productions, and a dedicated professional faculty and staff, we believe that you have all the resources necessary to succeed.

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Michelle Jarvis likes the impossible.

Several times a week as the production sound engineer at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Jarvis is asked to take on a difficult assignment with an impending deadline. Many others might balk at the situation or fold under pressure. Jarvis, instead, relishes it.

“It’s what I do,” she said. “It’s part of what makes our shows successful.”

Jarvis learned this lesson firsthand when she decided to come to Casper College in 2008 after researching numerous theater programs across the Western United States. She said she spent many late nights working on theater productions in Casper …

Read more about CC graduate Michelle Jarvis and how supportive instructors helped her along her way to a career as a sound engineer at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

Casper College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listing in the academic catalog:

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Contact Info

Zachary Vreeman

Academic Chair for Music, Theatre and Dance

Julia Whyde

Dean, School of Fine Arts and Humanities

Tabitha Siemens

Fine Arts and Humanities Academic Assistant