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Stage Technology


Pathway Description

This Stage Technology pathway will provide students an opportunity to explore the duties of stage technicians and their contribution to the total aesthetic effect of a dramatic production.  Students will learn design research and principles; scene shop organization; painting and construction techniques; equipment use and maintenance; principles and application of sound, lighting, and computer technology; the use of special effects; costume and makeup considerations and selection; publicity and business management; theatre safety; and the function of technical stage personnel in production work.

Topics of Study
  • Stage Anatomy & Shop Safety
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Set Design
  • Light Design
  • Costume Design
  • Audio Design
  • Property Design
  • Hair and Make-up Design
  • Stage Management
  • Drafting and Rendering
  • Dramaturgy
  • Department Budgeting / Material Procurement 
  • Project Management
  • Employment Portfolio
Course Sequence
  • Technical Theatre
  • Advanced Technical Theatre
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