The technical director, working collaboratively with the scenic designer and others, is responsible for the execution of the scenic elements of a production.
This process includes bidding, scheduling, developing technical elevations, supervising crews, budget management, and coordinating with the other departments that are working on the production. Additionally, the technical director is responsible for supervising and coordinating the load-in of scenery and other physical elements of the production into the theatre, helping to organize scene changes that involve moving scenery, and supervising the load-out of the production when the run is over.
The production manager does for the entire production much of what the technical director does for the scenic elements. Collaborating and working with the director, stage managers, designers, shop heads, and others, the production manager helps to ensure that the production as a whole is realized in the best possible way.
In addition to meeting General Education requirements, all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors concentrating in technical direction/production management must complete the following requirements (103 credits). ACT 1250 (freshman year) and ACT 2100 may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the BFA.
Freshman Year: 25 credits
The freshman year requirements are the same for all undergraduate theatre design/technology majors.
Sophomore Year: 31 credits
Junior Year: 25 credits
Senior Year: 22 credits
Official Catalog: Published September 22, 2023
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