Fees: Entry fee to each Skyline Drama Production (unless involved in the production)

Learning Recommendations: An interest in theatrical design and technology is highly recommended; mature behavior and safe practices in a shop environment is imperative. Students should be willing to work in a project-based environment in close collaboration with their peers.

General Description: Students in this full year program will concentrate in the major areas of theatre technology, production, and performance.  “Behind-the-scene” stage experience and leadership skills will be gained through the study of set design and construction, lighting technology, sound design, theatrical make-up theory/application, and costume construction.  The many facets of production, including advertising, fundraising, theatre administration, and management, are explored through this hands-on course. The course is designed to prepare students for actual work in theatre, entertainment, and media-related careers. It is mandatory that each student is in attendance once at a Skyline High School Production as part of this class.

Content

  • Scenic design and construction
  • Production design
  • House management
  • Stage management
  • Run crew
  • Theatrical rigging
  • Poster and program design
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Budgeting
  • Make-up
  • Costumes

Strategies:

  • Shop and tool safety and operation tests
  • Direct instruction
  • Project-based learning
  • Collaborative work with classmates
  • Design and technology projects/assessments

Equipment to be provided by Student: Appropriate clothing for classwork involving painting, sawdust, etc.

Note: This course counts as a fine art credit for graduation but may not meet the four-year college admissions requirement for Fine/Visual/Performing Arts.