Sunday, February 1, 2009

Technical Theater Teachers Teach Design

Technical theater teachers help students learn how to design sets, costumes, lighting, makeup, masks, props, and a variety of other design needs for theatre, film and television. Theater design sometimes overlaps with architecture in that the designer has to consider and design a space. This goes beyond the 2D and 3D learning that takes place in most traditional art programs. Theater designers work not only with images and objects but have to learn to design spaces and experiences.

There are a few organizations for theatre teachers such as the Educational Theater Association and the American Alliance for Theater and Education. Many resources are available for technical theater designers.

Click on the heading above to see some resources for teaching design in theater, film and television.

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