CURRICULAR GUIDE

Stage Technology
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0853  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

The Stage Technology Program provides training in technical skills associated
with the stage technology industry, as well as general education classes that are
part of most liberal studies degrees. Students who eventually plan to study
scenic design or lighting design; media technology or communications, including
television and film studies; electrical or mechanical engineering; or other
related fields may find the unique blend of theory and practice in the Stage
Technology Program particularly helpful.  Upon completion of this degree,
students may choose to enter the stage technology field; or with appropriate
course planning, a student may transfer to a four-year institution. Not all
courses in this program transfer to all colleges. Students planning to transfer
should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Class Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General Education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement, some
student may find it necessary to complete specific course work in mathematics.
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ISCI 131    Integrated Science - Physical                                    4
MFGM 125    Rigging                                                          2
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
STEC 100    Intro to Stage Tech Industry                                     2
STEC 120    Stage Lighting and Electricity                                   3
STEC 130    Audio/Visual Technology                                          3
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
THEA 110    Introduction to Theatre                                          3
THEA 111    Basic Stagecraft                                                 2
THEA 116    Scene Design I                                                   3
THEA 210    Theatre History                                                  4
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 28 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Humanities                                               8 Credits
HUMS 211    History of Art I                                                 4
HUMS 212    History of Art II                                                4
HUMS 213    World Civilizations I                                            4
HUMS 214    World Civilizations II                                           4

CHOICE 3:   English Composition (See Note 2)                         4 Credits

CHOICE 4:   Science/Mathematics (See Note 2)                         4 Credits

CHOICE 5:   Social Science (See Note 2)                              4 Credits

CHOICE 6:   Stage Technology (See Note 3)                            8 Credits

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   72

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the Transfer Information section of
      this catalog for appropriate english composition, science/mathematics, and
      social science courses.
3.    Students must take a minimum of 8 credits from one of the following areas:
      stage technology, electrical, media technology, welding, or theatre. 
      Students must consult with the Stage Technology Program Advisor regarding
      course selection.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
ISCI 131          MTEC 120          STEC 130          MFGM 125
STEC 100          STEC 120          THEA 210          SOCL 120
THEA 110          THEA 116          Lim.Ch.           SPCH 110
THEA 111          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           STEC 140
WRIT 121          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.