• Technical Theatre:

    Explore the “behind the scenes” elements of production in the following disciplines: art/design, backstage crew, lighting/electrics, and sound, among other subcategories. Learn and apply knowledge and skills to design your own work for a portfolio; act as crew moving sets, props, etc. during shows; operate a spotlight, lighting console, and audio console; set up a PA system and cabling for audio set-ups; and participate in best safety practices, including handling electrics and using proper body mechanics. Academic study and hands-on application provide a practical approach to production. Student-workers can earn compensation after 25 hours of teacher-approved work in addition to instructional time. This is a Satellite Center course, instructed at the Lafon Performing Arts Center.

    PREREQUISITE: Satellite Center instructor recommendation     Grade level: 10-12.     Credit: 2.     Fee: None

    PATHWAY: Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

     

    Theater Design and Technology:

    Explore the “behind the scenes” elements of production in the following disciplines: art/design, backstage crew, carpentry/construction, rigging, props, costumes, makeup, and stage management, among other subcategories. Learn and apply knowledge and skills to design your own work for a portfolio; 
    act as crew moving sets, props, etc. during shows; build and paint scenery; operate a rigging console to fly performers on stage; create props for performers’ use; alter and sew costumes; practice makeup application and techniques for special effects; and run a production smoothly by maintaining records and acting as a mediator through stage management, similar to directing. Academic study and hands-on application provide a practical approach to production. Student-workers can earn compensation after 25 hours of teacher-approved work in addition to instructional time. This is a Satellite Center course, instructed at the Lafon Performing Arts Center.

    PREREQUISITE: Satellite Center instructor recommendation     Grade level: 10-12.     Credit: 2.     Fee: None

    PATHWAY: Arts, A/V Technology & Communication