Technical Theater

Help create the live performances that make Austin an international destination by studying Technical Theater. The program at Austin Community College lets you specialize in make-up artistry and costume technology or scenic construction, lighting, and media technology. Students graduate with the skills they need to land a creatively fulfilling job and credits that transfer to four-year universities.

Pride Points

Hands-on learning opportunities

2 industry specializations

Direct-to-career options

Career & Salary Information

Graduates of this program will be prepared to work behind the scenes on live productions and movie sets. Career opportunities include those listed below. 

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  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

    Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.


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  • Construction Carpenters

    Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.


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  • Costume Attendants

    Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.


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  • Craft Artists

    Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.


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  • Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

    Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.


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  • Rough Carpenters

    Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.


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  • Set and Exhibit Designers

    Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Technical Theater - Makeup Artistry and Costume Technology Specialization
Technical Theater - Scenic Construction, Lighting, and Media Technology Specialization