Technical Theatre

Iowa Central has a long history of great theatrical performances and amazing concerts. A large part of this success is due to our technical theatre student involvement. From set building, set dressing, props and costumes to lighting, sound and fly, Iowa Central Technical Theatre program does it all. Through our Theatre Production courses and hands on work with professionals in the area of interest we assist the students in learning their emphasis trade and help them prepare to transfer to the four year college or university of their choice.

Performance Opportunities

There are various opportunities for students to perform at Iowa Central within the Theatre department. Below is a listing of those opportunities:

  • Fall Play in October - Auditions on first day of classes
  • Spring Musical in March - Auditions in November
  • Senior and Junior Visit Days
  • Improvisation Club
  • Acting Class Ensembles
  • Student Productions

Possible Careers

  • Acting
  • Broadcasting
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Directing
  • Lighting Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Properties Master
  • Scenic Designer
  • Scenic Painter
  • Stage Manager
  • Sound Designer
  • Teaching
  • And Many More!

Course Schedule

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DRA-154 Theatre Production I
3.0
DRA-101 Intro to Theatre
3.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
OR
MAT-111 Math for Liberal Arts
4.0
 
Total Hours: 13/14

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DRA-254 Theatre Production II
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
MAT-158 Statistics II
3.0
OR
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation
3.0
DRA-130 Acting I
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
BIO-102 Intro to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Intro to Biology Lab
1.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DRA-132 Acting II
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Remaining Elective Courses
3-6
 
Total Hours: 15-18
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 60-62

Staff

Katie Buchholz Coordinator of Technical Theatre 515-574-1201 buchholz@iowacentral.edu
Teresa Jackson Director of Theatre 515-574-1206 jackson@iowacentral.edu
Cassidy Vermeer Performing Arts Coordinator, Dance Coach 515-574-1204 vermeer@iowacentral.edu