THEA-UT 465 | 4 units
Students will study design and management as they build their stagecraft skills. Our workshop will explore how each area contributes to storytelling in the theater and how production decisions are made. Our focus will be on the collaborative process. Taking advantage of our location, students will attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, visit theatres, museums, shops, and studios to see NYC professionals at work. With those experiences in mind, we will discuss different styles of production and divergent storytelling techniques. Guest speakers will include designers, technicians and managers from the New York performing arts community.
Skill building classes will introduce scenery and costume crafts, lighting and sound technology, drafting, drawing, and painting. We will incorporate both traditional and digital tools to investigate scale and proportion. Management classes will introduce the principles and practices of stage and production management. The workshop will conclude with the creation and presentation of an original theater piece combining skills gained in all areas of design and technical theater. Finally, we will work with the students to develop their resumes and portfolios to best showcase their talents.