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UNIT 1 JOBSITE SAFETY
In this unit, students learn the tools and techniques appropriate for general construction as pertaining to theatrical set design. Students will be introduced to basic technical drawing, cost estimating, general shop safety, and safe tool operation as they construct essential scenery components for the stage. These components will be rubric-graded by the class as well as the instructor. Students will repeat assessments until they can demonstrate mastery of techniques.
UNIT 2 PLANNING AND PRE-PRODUCTION
Budgeting:designing a budget based on a formula Promotion/Advertising: effective strategies for new and traditional media Contract negotiation: artist relations, union relations, vendor relations Venue design: logistics, security, safety Insurance and bonding: workers’ compensation, liability insurance
UNIT 3 ARENA AND STAGE RIGGING
In this unit, students explore arena and stage rigging on an in-depth level. Students will learn to safely deploy and maintain chain falls as well as electric lift hoists to include safe load and lifting limitations for on campus events.
UNIT 4 AUDIO ENGINEERING, SYSTEM DESIGN, AND OPERATION
Students will study the geometry governing audio reinforcement and will learn to create a system design which is appropriate to given venues. Both point source as well as line array technology will be explored, as will basic editing and control of audio effects.
UNIT 5 PROGRAMMING AND SHOW CONTROL
Students move beyond their basic knowledge of analog lighting systems to the study of DMX and how it controls conventional lighting instruments, LED fixtures, and intelligent lighting heads. The unit culminates with the integration and programming of automated lighting and audio effects on a show control platform.
UNIT 6 CAREER EXPLORATION AND RESEARCH
In this culminating unit of the pathway, students will employ work based learning to move beyond the classroom in the study of one specific career in the Production and Managerial Arts sector.