Technical Theater

CTE Technical Theater 1

Grades 9-12

10 Credits

Fulfills: College Prep, VPA for SHS & CSU/UC

Prerequisites: None

 

Course Description: This course develops knowledge of and experience in all the technical (nonperformance) aspects of theatrical production. Special emphasis is placed on the elements of theatrical design (scenery, lighting, properties, sound, costumes, and hair and make-up), design analysis, stage management, and production management. Additionally, students gain hands-on experience in all aspects of technical theatre. Students design or crew on two productions. 

CTE Technical Theater 2

 

Grades 9-12

10 Credits

Fulfills: College Prep, VPA for SHS & CSU/UC

Prerequisites: Technical Theater 1

 

Course Description: Technical Theatre 2 continues to refine those concepts and skills outlined in Technical Theatre 1. The course broadens the focus of design to include lighting and costumes and expands the student’s understanding of the inter-relatedness of the various design aspects. The topics covered include research techniques and tools, play analysis for visual interpretation, graphic techniques, expression including sketching, drafting, rendering and model building. Students are directly involved in the technical aspects of the productions as they design and construct sets, costumes, and makeup; hang lights, create special effects; paint; and build props for the productions. Students learn specialized vocabulary and explore set design, lighting design, and costume design. Students reflect on design elements found in school and outside production with design analysis and critiques. In the second semester, students explore mood, color, application and perspective. Problem solving, leadership, and working well under pressure are stressed as the students are exposed to the history of theatrical design and current trends in theatre. 

CTE Technical Theater 3

 

Grades 10-12

10 Credits

Fulfills: College Prep, VPA for SHS & CSU/UC, Applied Arts graduation requirement

Prerequisites: Technical Theater  3: Technical

Theater 1 & 2

 

Course Description: Technical Theatre 3 focuses on the production staff aspects of putting on a show. Such positions include stage manager, technical director, as well as set, costume, prop, and lighting designers. As outlined in the California Department of Education State Standards, this class may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day. 

CTE Technical Theater 4 Honors

 

Grade 12

10 Credits

Fulfills: College Prep, Honors for SHS & CSU/UC, VPA for SHS & CSU/UC, Applied Arts graduation requirement

Prerequisites:Technical Theater  1-3

 

Course Description: Technical Theatre 4 Honors deepens the focus on the production staff aspects of putting on a show. Such positions include stage manager, technical director, as well as set, costume, prop, and lighting designers. Students will take leadership roles in multiple productions throughout the year.  As outlined in the California Department of Education State Standards, this class may require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.

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Saratoga, CA 95070

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