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Theatre Technology

Whether your interest is traveling rock concerts or Metropolitan Opera, community theatre or Broadway musicals, GCC’s exceptional Technical Theatre AAS degree offers you the opportunity to learn, train, and achieve the specialized technical and artistic skills required to execute contemporary theatrical productions. You will learn from qualified instructors who have worked as professional theatre designers and technicians. This intensive two-year program combines theory with hands-on application, including courses in computer-aided design and technology. Check out the GCC Theatre Page on Facebook for more production photos!

Check out a recent 3D printing of a theatre prop, designed and constructed right here at GCC! 

Why GCC?

A degree from GCC's Theatre Arts program is a degree in liberal arts. You will take courses in English, history, mathematics, humanities and sciences. You will then take theatre courses focusing in:Students applying makeup

  • Acting
  • Voice and articulation
  • Movement
  • Theatre technology and design
  • Play analysis
  • Theatre history
  • Audition Technique
  • Participation in Live shows
  • Children's Theatre (including touring)

You'll hone your skills by participating in four productions a year as well as extracurricular workshops. You'll study and perform in the Genesee Center for the Arts, a modern facility which houses a 328-seat theatre, rehearsal studio, dressing rooms, scene shop, costume shop, and sound and lighting studio.

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

  • Actors
  • Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Choreographers
  • Dancers
  • Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio
  • Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
  • Fashion Designers
  • Music Directors
  • Musicians, Instrumental
  • Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
  • Producers
  • Program Directors
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Singers
  • Talent Directors
  • Technical Directors/Managers

Please contact the Director of Fine and Performing Arts or our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:

  • Niagara University
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Buffalo
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY Fredonia

Please contact the Director of Fine and Performing Arts or our Transfer Center for more information.

Why GCC?

Theatre Tech student using tabletAt GCC, most of the instruction is practical, hands-on experience that allows you to jump right in to production from day one. This type of applied instruction prepares you for a career in the exciting world of theatre, as a stagehand, electrician, designer or sound technician. You can choose to further your education by obtaining a baccalaureate degree in theatre design or technology at a four-year college or university upon graduation.

While participating in GCC's Technical Theatre program, you will have the advantage of working closely with many regional and community productions, as well as having a world-class theme park nearby that offers substantial production opportunities.

 

A Closer Look

Theatre Technology in the News

Career Opportunities

Theatre Tech student using sound boardThere is a high demand for qualified, skilled, and talented technical theatre professionals in communities large and small across the country.  Graduates are ready to work in professional and community theatre facilities, television, special events management, musical and opera companies, major touring productions and concerts, and in the travel/cruise entertainment industries.

 

 

 

 

Transfer Opportunities

GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:

  • Ithaca College
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY College at Brockport

Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.