Students in the Fine Arts Academy and McCallum at large can enroll in any classes we offer. If the stage is where we practice our skills, the classroom is where we learn them. Each class offers curriculum that challenges every level of student while creating a strong community of performers and designers.
TECH THEATRE I
This course is an introduction to the elements and technology of theatrical production. Topics include scenery construction, lighting, rigging, sound, scene shop safety, stage management, and the collaborative process. Students also perform duties on McCallum Fine Arts Academy productions.
TECH THEATRE II
This course introduces students to the basic elements of concept and design. Concentration is on communication of ideas through rendering, drafting, and model making. This course also introduces students to the basic skills of lighting design and costume design. Areas explored include color theory, lighting, fabrics, and application to theater and dance. The class also explores the collaborative process between the designer, the director, and the entire artistic team.
- Prerequisite: Design and Production I.
TECH THEATRE III/IV
Students will get hands-on training working in the Theater Shop on MacTheatre productions. They will assist in scenic construction, painting, lighting, sound, rigging, and props.
- Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
- One year-long Acting class and one year-long Visual Art class also required as part of the Technical Theatre major.
- In addition Production Class 1-2 - Practicals of Production & Production Class 3-4 Honors - Practicals of Productions give students the opportunity to earn academic credit for their work on McCallum’s mainstage productions.