DESIGN TECH CONCENTRATION
The Design/Technical students participate in the core classes of acting, voice/movement, performance theory, text analysis, and production crew with the entire Theatre Arts student body. We believe that to be an effective specialist, one must have a complete understanding of the ENTIRE art of theatre.
You will also attend special design process tutorials with the Theatre Arts Division’s staff of professional designers. Each Design/Tech student will serve as stage manager for one of the fully mounted final productions and present an individual project during production week. There are multiple opportunities to network with Chicago area professionals and to find mentors in these highly specialized fields.
All of the classes for the Design/Technical student will give you tremendous opportunity for individual instruction, with a teacher-student ratio of approximately 1:2.
The Design/Technical Concentration of the Theatre program is hands on experience. Each student will have the opportunity to specialize and learn in his/her particular area of interest as well as learning about all of the inner-workings of the theatre.
Backstage and Design work is brought into the spotlight in this program. In the Design/Technical concentration the necessity for collaborative work in the theatre is truly celebrated.
In this program you will get the opportunity to work one-on-one with some of the most innovative designers in the field today.
8:00AM — 11:00AM Core classes (acting, voice/movement)
11:00AM— Noon Division meeting
Noon — 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM — 5:00PM A modular schedule, which includes core classes in performance theory and text analysis, production crew, stage management, design classes and design process.
5:00PM — 6:00PM Dinner
6:30PM — 10:00PM Rehearsal and/or meetings for final productions and individual tutorial sessions.