CAPAA Technical Theatre Focus

Fundamentals of Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry - Technical Theatre: This course prepares students to apply knowledge and skills to artistic, technical, and dramatic principles to communicate through theatrical methods. This program includes instruction in set design, lighting design, sound design and audio engineering, makeup design, scene painting, property management, production management, costume design, technical direction and production. This s a project based course that will require students to practice the safe use of shop tools and materials.
 
Technical Theatre II: Offered to students who have successfully completed Fundamentals.  Students will learn the principles of design, principles of composition, and color theory as they begin to analyze dramatic scripts and apply the design process.  Advanced techniques in the building of scenery, costumes, and props and the execution of lighting and sound will be examined.  Students will gain an appreciation for world cultures and their contributions to Theatre Arts.  Career opportunities in Technical Theatre will be explored while students begin to prepare resumes and portfolios of their theatrical design experiences.  Technical Theatre II is a project based course that will require students to practice the safe use of shop tools and materials.
 
Technical Theatre III: A continuation of study from Technical Theatre II.  Students will explore advanced techniques in scenery construction, costume construction, makeup application, lighting design, sound design, and theatrical marketing.  Students will demonstrate the design process by working as a member of a collaborative design team in designing technical elements for theatrical productions.  Technical Theatre III is a project based course that will require students to practice the safe use of shop tools and materials.
 
Theatre Production and Management: This course prepares students to manage the planning, design, preparation, and production of plays and other theatrical performances. It includes instruction in theatrical design, program management, dramatic production, rehearsal management, personnel management and casting, actor coaching, directing concepts and techniques, theater history, scene work, script interpretation, business management, marketing, public relations, and communications skills. It involves serving in an internship either at the Oldham County Arts Center community program or in their home school managing the technical aspect of a production.

Junior Prep (11th)/Senior Prep (12th): This course is an intentional effort to assist CAPAA students in being fully prepared for college or industry auditions. The focus will include working with students to put together music binders, select colleges to consider for post-secondary education and refine repertoire for auditions.