Technical Theatre Design focuses on the design process for lights, sound, set, costumes, properties, and also goes into stage management. Training student the different steps in the design process as well as introduction to hand drafting, digital drafting, supporting paperwork, and creating sourcing sheets. Students are signed on as designers for the Bear River Community
Theatre main stage productions where they are expected to not only go through the entire design process in pre-production, but are also charged with a crew to implement their designs and are able to see their concepts become reality. Students learn USITT drafting standards, and industry standards of the entire process from the first concept meeting all the way through to opening night. Technical and design drawings are drawn to scale which involves math skills (algebra, geometry, statistics). Students additionally are taught the different opportunities available within the Theatrical Technician umbrella and are required to work productions, which allow them to experience jobs more advanced than what is offered in the Technical Theatre entry course such as Management, Programmers, Engineers, Master Electrician, Properties Master, Master Carpenter, Camera Switchboard Manager, Livestreaming, Movie Editor, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Set Designer, Projection Designer, Costume Designer, Hair/Makeup Artist, Scenic Charge.
Additionally, students are required to prepare for and participate in the Performing Arts Department's production/design meetings to ensure that their requirements for the show needs and time-line expectations are being met to the expectation level of the Director and Production Manager.
Note: This class is for students interested in theatrical positions that are design related. If you are interested in becoming more of a technical hand, take Technical Theatre: Rigging and Spec. Effects instead.
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