College prepares students for theater tech careers
January 6, 2022 – Mendocino College’s Theater Arts Department in Ukiah now offers a new, one year certification program in technical theater. This program, called Career in Technical Education, or CTE, teaches stagecraft, sound, lighting, costuming and set design to prepare students to work as behind the scenes professionals in the entertainment industry. Students enrolled in the program take a variety of technical theater courses taught by instructors in the Theater Arts department: Professor Steven Decker teaches stage craft, lighting and set design courses, Professor Rodney Grisanti offers courses in sound engineering, instructor Kathy Katz teaches costume design and construction, and shop foreman David Wolf assists students with building and installing sets, lights, and sound equipment.
Steven Decker, Professor and Technical Director of the Mendocino College’s Theater Arts Department, developed this one year Career in Technical Theater program.