Technical Design & Production
Technical Design and Production
The Technical Design and Production class or “tech crew” as it’s known on campus, provides pre-professional training for students interested in live entertainment. The class focuses on four core areas, audio, lighting, scenery, and production management. Students are taught proper usage of power tools, building techniques, proper usage of lighting and sound equipment, and various other production-related skills.
While students are required to work a minimum of 100 hours per semester, there are many opportunities to reach this requirement. Students may work CVCHS productions including rallies, sporting events, drama productions, etc. in addition to opportunities for internships off-campus with various theatre companies and elementary/middle schools. Students are expected to maintain a 2.5 GPA and be “in good standing” on campus. Class acceptance is based on interviews however no past experience in theatre or live entertainment is needed!
We envision that our productions will be widely acclaimed for unparalleled acting and technical excellence; that the skills our students develop will help them emerge as highly competent and creative adults; and that we will succeed in promoting a deeper appreciation of the arts throughout the region. We believe in imparting lives and transforming the world through the expression of creativity and purpose, one production at a time.
We value creativity and community. All our dealings and interactions are centered on things we can be proud of today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now. We shape our work and our interactions with others by honoring the following values:
- Student-centric - In all matters, we consider first what best serves the creative interest and well-being of our students.
- Institutional Excellence - We are committed to maximizing individual potentials through intensive practice, the use of innovative technologies and maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical standards without compromising on educational goals.
- Creativity and Innovation - We believe in doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways that inspire creative expression while encouraging experimentation with professional guidance.
- Community - We maintain the strength of our community through respect, diversity, communication, openness, and accountability.
To use live theatre as an opportunity for students to explore all elements involved in high-caliber stage productions with the hope that they will use the experience as a springboard for their own creative talents and as a means to discover untapped aptitudes.
We believe that, because of our strict attention to professional industry standards, they will internalize a commitment to excellence in every aspect of their lives. We also believe that the art of storytelling will offer them new perspectives of the world around them and that they will use the stage to connect with audiences in meaningful ways.