Advanced Theater Design & Production

This course gives students practical experience in backstage, shop safety, and important production techniques employed in technical theater. The collaborative nature of production and design is learned and experienced through active participation in scenic construction and by serving on running crews for the various dance and theater performances in Walton Auditorium.

Students wishing to take the full course must complete one mod of Stagecraft, one mod of Design, and one mod of Production. Students may also select mods individually or take multiple mods of Stagecraft and/or Production for credit.

Stagecraft (see description in Theater Arts: Design & Production)

In this course, students learn how to create a stage concept and turn it into a production design. Disciplines include set design, lighting, costumes, sound, and more, exploring how they work independently and collaboratively to tell a story.

Students complete the sets and lighting designs begun in the Stagecraft mod and see the show’s design through to completion. This mod will take students through the final weeks of performance preparation, up to and sometimes including tech week and the running of the show with a live audience.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-4.0