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Theatre Technology

Whether your interest is traveling rock concerts or Metropolitan Opera, community theatre or Broadway musicals, Genesee’s exceptional Technical Theatre AAS degree offers students the opportunity to learn, train, and achieve the specialized technical and artistic skills required to execute contemporary theatrical productions. Students learn from qualified instructors who have worked as professional theatre designers and technicians. The intensive two-year program combines theory with hands-on application, including courses in computer-aided design and technology.

The focus is on theatre at Genesee. Our program is unique because most of the instruction is practical, hands-on experience that allows you to jump right into production from day one as a freshman. This type of applied instruction prepares you for a career in the exciting world of theatre, from stagehand to electrician, designer to sound technician. Or you can choose to further your education by obtaining a baccalaureate degree in theatre design or technology at a four-year college or university such as the University of Buffalo, SUNY Brockport or Ithaca College.

Students in Genesee’s Technical Theatre program 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.

Demand is high 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.

Suggested Prerequisites: Participation in theatrical productions

Program Articulation: SUNY Brockport, University at Buffalo, and Ithaca College


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