The Technical Theatre Certification builds upon the foundational Theatre Certification and this coursework below is in addition to those requirements.  Except where specific perquisites are noted, courses may be taken in any order.


Requirements to be eligible of recognition with a North Texas Performing Arts Technical Theatre Certification are as follows:

  • Professional Theatrical Concepts II
  • Scene Design I
  • Scene Design II
  • Lighting and Sound Design
  • Direction and Stage Management
  • Make Up and Costume Design
  • Experiential Requirements:
    • Additional 120 Hours of approved Qualified Production Internship

Except where specific perquisites are noted, courses may be taken in any order.  Each class is a full-semester of study, usually fifty to seventy-five minutes per session, two times per week.  Other schedules may be offered from time to time.  Courses may not be offered each semester.

All Internships and production qualifications must be approved in advance and qualified programs must be NTPA theatre productions.

The classes required for this certification may be changed and upgraded as recommended by the NTPA Academy Board of Directors and approved by the Governing Board of Directors.  Classes may be offered during regular Academy hours, at night or weekends.  All students that are approved for a course of study toward a Certification are considered “Conservatory Students” and are not required to be full or part-time Academy students or participate in the Core Flex or Conservatory Production in order to complete their Certification.

Individual classes may be “tested out” or waived in lieu of performance or other experience or study at the sole discretion of the NTPA faculty.