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Technical Theatre 5,6 (P) (1396, 1397)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -

Approved Site(s):
 Approved for SCPA. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 Technical Theatre 3,4
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 This course will further develop the concepts, skills, and techniques introduced in Technical Theatre 1, 2 and Technical Theatre 3, 4 with an emphasis on producing theatre. Throughout the year students will be required to research, analyze, and produce a theatrical performance from start to finish from the perspective of a producer, stage manager, technical director, and/or master carpenter. Students will analyze a variety of texts from diverse historical and cultural perspectives to determine appropriate production requirements. Students will analyze and research previous theatrical productions and articulate through oral presentation and written analyses the impact of production choices on the overall aesthetic experience of the performance. Students will work alongside theatre production professionals to have applied working knowledge of the skills, decisions, and production time lines of professional working technicians. All students will (1) apply knowledge of safe and professional working practices and theatre etiquette to stage production, (2) create, read and implement technical drawings for scenery, lighting, and rigging, (3) apply critical thinking and effective team relationships to solve complex theatre production challenges. Due to the nature of the production process, and as outlined in the California Department of Education State Standards, this class may often require students to participate in extra rehearsals and performances beyond the school day.
Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Sammler and Harvey, Technical Design Solution for Theatre: The Technical Brief Collection Volume 1, 2nd ed.
Kaluta, The Perfect Stage Crew, 2nd ed.