CURRICULUM GUIDE

Stage Technology 
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0853  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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 communication,
including television and film studies; electrical or medical engineering; or
other related fields may find the unique blend of theory andpractice 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 Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Humanities and Performing Arts Department, Arts and Sciences
Building, Room 255, telephone number (517) 483-1018.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 46 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               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 122    Advanced Stagecraft                                              3
STEC 130    Audio/Visual Technology                                          3
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
STEC 150    Stage and Arena Rigging                                          3
THEA 110    Introduction to Theatre                                          3
THEA 114    Intro to Technical Theater                                       3
THEA 210    Theatre History                                                  4
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS (See Note 1)                  TOTAL: 15-16 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           3-4 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 3)         0
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 2)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Global Perspectives and Diversity                        4 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:   Stage Technology (See Note 4)                            8 Credits

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   61

1.    It is strongly recommended that students intending to transfer to four-
      year institutions meet additional course requirements as outlined
      in the MACRAO Transfer Agreement (see "Transfer Information").  Students
      should also consult appropriate Transfer Guides for specific four-year  
      programs (available from Counseling and Advising).
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Students completing CHOICE 3 have fulfilled the requirements for this
      Core area.
4.    Students must take a minimum of eight 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
      PHYS 120          MTEC 120          STEC 130          SOCL 120
      STEC 100          STEC 120          THEA 210          SPCH 110
      THEA 110          STEC 122          Lim. Ch.          STEC 140
      THEA 114          Lim. Ch.          Lim. Ch.          STEC 150
      WRIT 121                                              Lim. Ch.