Associate of Arts in
Technical Theater

Academic Major Overview
Founder and Facilitator: Jan Herder
My Personal Experience

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Began as WS job for me in college

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Freelanced for 10 years prior to working at JSC

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What is Technical Theater?

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Lighting Design and Implementation

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Front Of House Management (Marketing, Publ...
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Classwork and Hands on

Stagecraft

Intro to Design
4 Semesters of Theater Labs

1)Entry and Discovery
2)Exploratio...
Pull out your Cell Phones!

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Mobile Technology
CAD and Visualization Software
Digital Audio
Digital Video
So...
Apps and Gear
Research

Robotics
the ION
Learning Communities and Personal Learning Networks
Ustream.tv Channel
24,331 views

Live at Dibden
Internships

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6 credits of Internship

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Employers of current students: Local 919,
Kingdom County Productions, Da...
Employability:
Technical Theater Students Get Jobs
Technical Theater Students Get Jobs
✦ Director of Marketing, Paramount ...
JSC Alum Nic Balkum
Rigging at Fenway Park
DubStep

Crew Bonding
Rubblebucket

Design
Crew
Merch

Front of
House
Dark Star Orchestra
Marco Calliari
International Cultures and
People

Taiko
Drummers
Cambodia Dance Company

Sierra Leon
Refugee
All Stars
Tibetan Monks

The Sansei
in Dewey 132

Blessing Lower Pond
on
Dibden Stage
Crazy Sets: Noises Off
Dance Show

Collaboration
Dumpstaphunk:
Featuring Ivan Neville

Crew at Work
Angels

Super Stars

all depend on
Crew!

and Swords
Grace Potter
Victor Wooten
Bela Fleck
Chick Corea
and
Gary Burton
Ani

Pat
Metheny

Al Dimeola
Sets: MidSummers Night Dream

Osage: Orange County
Successful Alums
Toy Store: Lighting Director Ringling Bros and
Barnum & Bailey Circus
Bonnie Cleverley Stage Manager
Momentum Theater
Liz Thompson
Madeline Gibbons
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Overview of the Associate of Arts in Technical Theater Program

  1. 1. Associate of Arts in Technical Theater Academic Major Overview Founder and Facilitator: Jan Herder
  2. 2. My Personal Experience • • • • Began as WS job for me in college • • Freelanced for 10 years prior to working at JSC Found work immediately after college Travelled the country working Worked with many famous people and important designers, directors, actors Created the major in 2000
  3. 3. What is Technical Theater? • • • • • • Lighting Design and Implementation • Front Of House Management (Marketing, Publicity, PR) • • Hospitality Scenic Design and construction Costume Design and Make Up Sound and Sound Engineering Video and Film Production Stage Management, Production Management, Tour Management Props
  4. 4. • • • Classwork and Hands on Stagecraft Intro to Design 4 Semesters of Theater Labs 1)Entry and Discovery 2)Exploration 3)Focus 4)Capstone Intro to 3D Digital Design (QE) • • Individualized Career Component All students earn Work Study or Non Work Study, up to $3000 a year.
  5. 5. Pull out your Cell Phones! • • • • • • • Mobile Technology CAD and Visualization Software Digital Audio Digital Video Social Media Connected Classroom ePortfolio Assessment
  6. 6. Apps and Gear
  7. 7. Research Robotics the ION
  8. 8. Learning Communities and Personal Learning Networks
  9. 9. Ustream.tv Channel 24,331 views Live at Dibden
  10. 10. Internships • • • • 6 credits of Internship • Employers of current students: Local 919, Kingdom County Productions, Dark Star Productions, Spruce Peak, Dartmouth College Paid or Non paid, on Campus or Off Dream Jobs anywhere in the world Some examples: The Fringe, The Wynn Resort, Higher Ground, Local 919, ADK Studios, Weston Playhouse
  11. 11. Employability: Technical Theater Students Get Jobs Technical Theater Students Get Jobs ✦ Director of Marketing, Paramount Theater, Manchester, NH ✦ Stage Hand at the Joyce Theater, Carnegie Hall NYC ✦ Lighting Designer for Bon Jovi, Rage Against the Machine, Motley Crue ✦ Rigger for Madonna ✦ Production Manager at the Fringe Festival, Edinburg, Scotland ✦ Technical Director of the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury,Vt. ✦ TD of the theater at Brandies University ✦ Broadcast Engineer, Channel 3 WCAX ✦ Owner of ADK Studios ✦ Marketing Manager at Bloomfo Websites, Killington, Vt. ✦ Stage Manager for Momentum Theater
  12. 12. JSC Alum Nic Balkum Rigging at Fenway Park
  13. 13. DubStep Crew Bonding
  14. 14. Rubblebucket Design Crew
  15. 15. Merch Front of House
  16. 16. Dark Star Orchestra
  17. 17. Marco Calliari
  18. 18. International Cultures and People Taiko Drummers Cambodia Dance Company Sierra Leon Refugee All Stars
  19. 19. Tibetan Monks The Sansei in Dewey 132 Blessing Lower Pond on Dibden Stage
  20. 20. Crazy Sets: Noises Off
  21. 21. Dance Show Collaboration
  22. 22. Dumpstaphunk: Featuring Ivan Neville Crew at Work
  23. 23. Angels Super Stars all depend on Crew! and Swords
  24. 24. Grace Potter
  25. 25. Victor Wooten Bela Fleck
  26. 26. Chick Corea and Gary Burton Ani Pat Metheny Al Dimeola
  27. 27. Sets: MidSummers Night Dream Osage: Orange County
  28. 28. Successful Alums
  29. 29. Toy Store: Lighting Director Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  30. 30. Bonnie Cleverley Stage Manager Momentum Theater
  31. 31. Liz Thompson
  32. 32. Madeline Gibbons

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