Camden Hills Regional High School

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Technical Theater B
Mr. Ash
Room Black Box - Period R4
 
Syllabus
Description:
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What happens behind-the-scenes in a production? 

How can a show be enhanced by the quality of technical production? 

What are the basics of lighting design?

How is lighting used to enhance a stage production?

How is sound re-enforced in the theater?

Discovering what goes on behind the scenes in a theatrical production is an eye-opening experience.   Learning aspects of design, construction techniques, and learning to appreciate the aesthetics of performance can only be done hands-on.  Learning about lighting and sound can lead to further study in college or career-related applications.  Technical Theater B gives students the chance to explore these areas of technology.

Instead of conventional homework, you get a chance to work on sound and lights for all kinds of school programs, as well as some amazing non-school events. Students will receive extra credit for involvement in theater tech, Strom Auditorium Tech Club, as well as attending performances.

 

 
Expectations:

Students will learn about the design process and will assist with construction, painting, and other backstage production elements.  Students will be introduced to the equipment involved in lighting and sound, and will be given the opportunity to take part in staging live events.  Hopefully, students will be more discerning and appreciative viewers after completing the course. 

 
Grading Policy:

  • In-class 80% of the quarter grade
  • Enrichment 20% of the quarter grade
  • Final exam 10 % of the semester grade
In-Class 
Classwork makes up 80% of a student’s quarterly grade. Attitude, initiative, motivation, attandence, punctuality, independence, trustworthiness, proficiency and mastery are all determining factors. The class environment is intended to approximate that of a real job-site with the instructor-student relationship similar to that of employer-employee. Job performance and work ethic are important factors in this portion of the grade.
Enrichment 
Going beyond what takes place in the classroom is a key to getting the most out of Tech Theater. Like homework, each student is responsible for planning and documenting his or her own enrichment activities which represent 20% of the overall grade for each quarter.
Final Exam 
The final exam represents 10% of the semester grade. Students will be evaluated on their mastery of basic theater terminology as well as their understanding of the production process.
 
Assignments:

Portfolio Assignment

Lighting Assignment

Sound Project