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. 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.
Online, 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. Students will receive art supplies, materials, and tools necessary to complete assigned projects during the program. 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 theatre 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.