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Stagecraft (Technical Theatre) – CTE Program of Study

  • Stagecraft (Technical Theatre) – CTE Program of Study (pdf)

    The Stagecraft (Technical Theatre) instructional program prepares students to participate in the technical and management areas of the performing arts and entertainment industry. In addition, students will possess the foundation skills needed for postsecondary studies in technical theatre. An integrated approach to teaching and learning is recommended as students develop interpersonal relations, career development skills and technical knowledge and skills associated with the performing arts and entertainment industry. Leadership skills are developed through the state recognized Career and Technical Student Organizations, SkillsUSA. Technical Theatre students are also encouraged to be active members of the Arizona State Thespians.

    Stagecraft (Technical Theatre) is offered at Campo Verde HighDesert Ridge HighGilbert High, and Highland High.

    Technical Theatre Courses

    • PA180 Introduction to Technical Theatre
    • PA182 Intermediate Technical Theatre
    • PA181 Advanced Technical Theatre
    • CT364 Stagecraft Internship
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Student Testimonials



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Lauren Chavez - Desert Ridge High

Do you have a favorite memory, lesson, or class project from Stagecraft?

My favorite class project from this CTE course would have to be the lighting project we do at the end of the year. As a group, we come up with a theme for our project, we then create the lighting plot, find the perfect music, hang the lights, and then we program the whole show on our own. This is my favorite project because it allows us to be creative and also helps further improve our ability to program lights. It is also a very hands-on project where we get closer and get to know our peers better. 

Why did you decide to take Stagecraft?

I took Stagecraft because I have always been interested in the technical aspect of a production or show. As an audience, we only see what is on stage but we never see the people backstage working hard to make sure the show goes perfectly.

Last Modified on August 25, 2023