TECH DESIGN

Units

Curriculum units under “Tech Design” fall under specific technical theatre topics such as costuming, makeup, lights, sound, props, and scenic design as well as general theatre production jobs.  Focus is on understanding and design of specific tech theatre elements.

Understanding Set Design by Katie Hatfield

Students will demonstrate their ability to think and work as designers as they interpret and create set designs for a particular scene of a play.

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Technical Theatre + Design by Summer Lewis & Carolyn Pedersen

Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements of technical theatre design by completing projects in each element, creating a group skit demonstrating technical elements, and a final written test.

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Sound Design: the Art of Foley by Caitlin Hall

Students will demonstrate their mastery of sound and the creation of sound by adapting and performing a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream using live sound effects.

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Sound Design in a Production by Mara Hinton

Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the use of sound in a production by designing the sound for the production "You Can’t Take It With You".

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Scenic Painting by Hillary Carey

Objective: Students will demonstrate their scenic painting skills by painting various surfaces and creating a final project incorporating the skills they have learned.

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Makeup by Jessica Johnson

Educational Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to design and executing old age makeup, stylized makeup and wound makeup.

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Lighting Purposes by Hailey Morey

Description: This is a three-lesson mini-unit that was taught the couple days before a beginning Stage Tech class went into the auditorium to learn how to hang lights, work the light board, and gel the lights. While it is not a full-length unit, these three lessons could be inserted into a Stage Tech class at any time when the class is not building, etc.

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Directing by Shawnda Moss

UNIT OBJECTIVE: The students will demonstrate their directing skills by creating a director’s book and directing a one-act play of their choice.

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Design Sets like the Pros by Kris Holley

Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to design a set by compiling and presenting a set design project for a scene.

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Costumes by Amanda Swanson

Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of costuming by designing the costume for one character in a play or musical and by presenting a research project.

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Conceptualizing & Creating a Set Design by Mary Beth Bosen

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the elements of design and the design process by creating/presenting a finished set design model.

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Characteristic Costume Design by Alison Sundwall

Objective: The students will demonstrate their ability to communicate certain traits of a character through the design of a costume by designing a costume for a Shakespearean character.

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Advanced Makeup by Keith Oppelt

UNIT LEARNING GOAL: Students will be able to design and implement character makeup for stage productions.

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