Build Your Future as a Scenic Artist

The Scenic Artist Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a Scenic Artist in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme parks, television and motion picture studios. Scenic Artists paint backdrops, murals and many other elements on film sets.

For additional information, visit the Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department website: http://theatre.fullcoll.edu/.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

John Tebay, Dean
Fine Arts Division
714.992.7035
jtebay@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Exhibit Designer
• Scenic Designer
• Set Decorator
• Set Designer

The overall job outlook for Technical Director/Manager careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 51.14 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 8.52 percent per year.

Demand for Technical Directors/Managers is expected to go up, with an expected 24,780 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.71 percent over the next few years.

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John Tebay, Dean

Fine Arts Division

Average Salary in this Field

$55,260 to

$108,300 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Exhibit Designer

Set Designer

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