Technical theatre

Technical Theatre is an exploration of the duties of stage designers/technicians (non-actors) and their contribution to the total aesthetic effect of a dramatic production. Topics covered will incorporate academic study and hands-on application of knowledge and skills in the following areas:  set design and construction, props, costumes, makeup, lights, sound, stage management, publicity, and theatre history. 


This project-based course provides for diverse learning styles and capabilities, offers real world experience in the industry of technical theatre, and allows students to experience the joy that comes from artistic communication.  This course meets the University of California Visual & Performing Arts “f” requirement.

"Great theater is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to." - Willem Dafoe