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Production Design (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Production Design, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 31

Visual Arts and Humanities

Architecture and Interior Design

Purpose: Prepares students in the field of Performing Arts or Interior Design by developing essential skills required in the workforce. Provides an intensive focus in theatrical productions supported by the interior design foundation principles and elements with an understanding of historical accuracy in production design. Develops CAD skills used in set design and construction documents. Advances knowledge through the cross-curriculum study of Interior Design and Theater Arts while offering a specialized career path and/or builds on an existing certificate or degree.

Range of Occupations:

  • Set designer for theater
  • Stage manger
  • Set designer for multi-media
  • Film set designer
  • Retail display, etc.
  • Convention display and production
  • Kiosk design
  • Theatrical Lighting Designer
  • Decorative Arts Consultant
  • Draftsman

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , or ENG 111 . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 31 credits

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1.    Apply visual design principles and practical production skills to facilitate successful live stage performances.
2.    Use appropriate technology to communicate efficiently and effectively.
3.    Respond to the challenges of designing for live performance while working within a given resource budget.
4.    Design accurate visual structures by evaluating written materials.
5.    Document concepts through hand drafting and computer generated working drawings.
6.    Use lighting effectively.
7.    Complete historically accurate design production in time restrictive circumstances.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.


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