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Theatre explore imageTrinidad State’s Theatre Department prepares students for careers in theatre and the entertainment industry through in-depth scholarly study and hands-on training. Programs provide comprehensive curricula on stage design and management, costume and set design, lighting and sound, as well as acting, directing, creative writing for the stage, and more. Students work with our faculty in small classes to produce a variety of theatrical events each semester, including a full dramatic production each spring. Working in Trinidad State’s newly renovated Massari Theatre as well as at a variety of venues in and around Trinidad, students gain valuable skills of collaboration, creative problem solving skills, and community engagement, as well as the technical background needed for success in the theatre and entertainment industries.

Trinidad State’s Theatre Department offers Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees in both Theatre and Technical Theatre. These degrees are guaranteed to transfer to other public four-year institutions across Colorado.


Potential Career Paths
Acting, Directing, Producing, Stage Management, Venue Operation, Audio Technician, Lighting Technician

Degrees Offered

  • Associates of Arts (AA) in Theatre
  • Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Technical Theatre

Course Information

  • Guaranteed Transfer Courses
    THE 105 Theatre Appreciation
    THE 108 Theatre Script Analysis
    THE 211, 212 Development of Theatre I and II
    THE 215 Playwriting
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  • Studio Courses
    THE 116 Technical Theatre
    THE 111, 112 Acting I and II
    THE 129 Introduction to the Entertainment Industry
    THE 104 Basic Costume and Apparel Construction
    THE 131 Theatre Production I
    THE 132 Theatre Production II
    THE 231 Theatre Production III
    THE 241 Stage Properties
    THE 250 Practical Theatre Technologies
    THE 152 Production Stage Management I
    THE 262 Production Stage Management II
    THE 216 Theatre Lighting and Design
    THE 221 Set Design for Film and Theatre

  • Facilities at Trinidad State
    Massari Theatre, a newly renovated 200 seat facility located on the Trinidad campus
  • Facilities in the Trinidad area
    Fox West Theatre, a 1150 seat facility built in 1908; located on Main Street, Trinidad

  • Degree Transferability
    Associates of Arts in Theatre graduates may enter as a junior majoring in Theatre at these four-year institutions:
    Adams State University
    Colorado State University—Fort Collins
    Fort Lewis College
    Metropolitan State University of Denver
    University of Colorado Boulder
    University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
    Western State Colorado University