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Technical Production

Technical production combines the skills of scenic carpentry and stage rigging. The overall planning of how scenery is to be built in the shop and erected onstage encompasses technical and craft knowledge plus personnel, cost and time management skills, and includes the hanging, shifting and offstage storage of stage settings for drama, dance, opera and musicals. Expertise in wood, plastic and metal construction techniques, scenic assembly, traditional and CAD drafting and familiarity with scene painting, prop making, stage electrics and stage management are several key areas of required comprehensive knowledge.

Although a technical and craft discipline, the dramatic and aesthetic challenge of working creatively with directors, designers and performers transforms the responsibilities of technical production very much into an artistic calling as well. Successful students in this discipline find themselves qualified for professional theater, television and film work or related fields in exhibit and display work.