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Theatre Department Programs

Theatre Transfer Major, A.A.

Theatre and Event Technology Certificate

The Theatre Department at CCA is dedicated to providing our students the opportunity to explore their theatrical voice and culture though unique and cutting-edge techniques designed to investigate the possibilities of the "New American Theatre." Each class and production pushes the envelope and incorporates a modern approach to theatre - always asking - how can we tell a story in ways it hasn't been done before and how can we make theatre relevant to who we are as a community?  We hope you will join us on our quest and ignite your passion for the theatre! 

Theatre students performing Glimpses at the Community College of Aurora's Fine Arts Building, Aurora Colorado

Glimpses: Portraits of the Soul - The Stories of our CCA Community 2008

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs)

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains a certificate in Theatre and Event Technology from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • The ability to recognize and properly employ industry standard practices and terminology within theatre and live events.
  • Employ standard terminology applicable to the theatre and live event industries.
  • Apply the principles of lighting and audio design through the operation of relevant software and equipment.
  • Prepare an event space that includes LED and automated lighting fixtures, digital sound and projection equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety standards in the shop and event spaces.
  • Apply the fundamentals of carpentry and decor in the theatre and live event industries.

A student who obtains an AA Degree with Designation in Theatre from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Recognize the collaborative relationship between varying production elements.
  • Articulate, through a lens of diversity and inclusion, the historical contexts of United States and World theatre and how they apply to theatre today.
  • Apply knowledge of theatrical elements to a theatre performance or live event.
  • Engage in critical thinking and problem solving as they apply to work on theatrical productions.
  • Develop self-confidence and creative expression through studying the elements of theatre.
  • Interpret various works of theatrical art.
  • Critically evaluate various works of theatrical art.
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