ACC launches new theater management & technical programs

Austin Community College has launched two new certificate programs in theater — one in technical theater and another in production management.

ACC production of "Beauty is the Best Priest."
ACC production of “Beauty is the Best Priest.”

Both programs begin this fall.

“The entertainment industry is growing rapidly in Austin,” says Marcus McQuirter, ACC Drama Department chair. “Production and theater companies often turn to ACC when they’re looking for skilled workers.”

See for complete information.

From an ACC news release:

Technical Theater Certificate

The seven-course program introduces students to sound, lights, scenic design and set construction, costume, makeup, props, and live theater media such as video or film.

Sustainable Production Management Certificate
The 12-course program prepares students for managing the creative and technical teams, including coordinating a cast and crew, arranging space, and scheduling and budgeting a production.


Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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