Competency Requirements


  1. Employ knowledge acquired from the general education core to be a well-rounded employee.
  2. Communicate visually through drafting, rendering, and model building skills.
  3. Produce computer-aided drawings
  4. Relate the relevance of the theatre as a social fore and a reflection of the human condition.
  5. Construct, paint, and handle scenery.
  6. Apply, as a technician, an understanding of design techniques in theatrical conditions.
  7. Handle, manipulate lighting equipment.
  8. Control and arrange intelligent lighting systems.
  9. Use and maintain sound equipment.
  10. Record and edit sound effects.
  11. Wire a stage for sound.
  12. Apply an understanding of costume techniques-proper measuring skills, various construction techniques, fabric savvy, costume cutting skills, and fabric manipulation.
  13. Operate a counter-weight fly system, hemp fly systems, and simple rigging.
  14. Exhibit on the job compliance to: OSHA, ESTA, IATSE, and USITT safety standards and regulations.
  15. Manage people, exhibiting good interpersonal skills according to theatre decorum throughout the rehearsal and performance process.
  16. Adapt to chosen occupational objectives the practical training and experience received through internship in a qualifying occupational setting.
  17. Apply make-up with knowledge of it principles and techniques.


  1. Perform the duties of a shop foreman in a costume shop.
  2. Cut and drape a variety of materials.
  3. Draw and cut patterns of all styles and from all eras.
  4. Manipulation of many different materials including but limited to; leather, fabric, foam, felts, dyes, adhesives, etc.
  5. Build a costume from scratch, from a designer's sketch.
  6. Understand the environmental and safety impact of a working costume shop.


  1. Operate a variety of power tools.
  2. Build any kind of scenery from drawings.
  3. Utilize excellent drafting skills.
  4. Work with a multitude of materials.
  5. Work for a scenic shop.
  6. Understand and enforce safety practices.
  7. Effectively communicate.


  1. Hang, focus and maintain lighting instruments.
  2. Read and understand a light plot.
  3. Recognize circuitry load and electrical formulas.
  4. Work as a master electrician for a lighting designer.
  5. Do tie-ins to three (3) phase power.
  6. Maintain electrical components, including but not limited to, cables, intelligent lighting fixtures, static fixtures, hazers, foggers, etc.


  1. Hang theatrical scenery, lighting equipment, sound equipment, trusses, and soft goods.
  2. Operate and maintain counterweight systems.
  3. Operate and maintain hemp house systems.
  4. Understand and manipulate chain motors.
  5. Be able to be an up rigger. (If physically able).
  6. Be able to be a down rigger.
  7. Know and apply all applicable knots.
  8. Understand the uses for all of the rigging hardware and how to check for safety.


  1. Set up a working sound system.
  2. Run any brand of sound board for sound reinforcement at any type of venue.
  3. Apply proper microphone techniques for different types of performance.
  4. Recording.


  1. Assist the director as required.
  2. Maintain rehearsal schedules, call times, and special events.
  3. Contact and supervise the crew.
  4. Make sure that the crews are prepared and ready to go.
  5. Make sure that the set and stage areas are clean, safe, and that props and furniture are set.
  6. Read and tape out ground plans for rehearsal.
  7. Communicate effectively with everyone working on the production.
  8. Work effectively in the venue.
  9. Understand and apply Actor's Equity, IATSE, SAG, USA, and AGMA rules when necessary.
  10. In touring situations, assess and determine the best way to deal with situations and peculiarities of different types and styles of performance venues.
  11. Ability of follow music.
  12. Ability to call a show.
  13. Ability to work with available staff.