Technical Theatre

All students enrolled in Tech Theatre beyond Year I will be charged a one-time per year participation fee of $275.00*.

Please contact the campus bookkeeper if your student is involved in more than one activity for which a participation fee is required.

Students who qualify for the National Free Lunch Program shall be exempt from the participation fee. Payment may be made in one of two ways: By cash, check or money order to the campus bookkeeper OR by credit card. To pay by credit card, login to Online Payments (https://eanes.revtrak.net/).

*Participation fees as of 12/31/2014

TECHNICAL THEATRE I - PA520 (TH1TECH)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Technical Theatre I is an introductory course for all students new to the technical theatre program at Westlake High School. It provides an exploration of the many aspects of stagecraft across the theatre, music, and themed entertainment industries. Emphasis is placed on safe practices and collaboration, while students learn to use the tools, equipment, and techniques of the fundamental technical systems found in a theatre. While a student enrolled in this course is not required to participate in after-school activities and productions, they are encouraged and provided many opportunities to do so.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
TECHNICAL THEATRE II - PA522 (TH2TECH)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I
Note: Instructor Approval Participation Fee: $275.00

Technical Theatre II is an advanced course for students continuing in the technical theatre program. Emphasis is placed on safe practices and leadership, while students learn to use the advanced technical systems found in a theatre. Students will learn how to implement technical elements into a production or event by participating in after-school activities. A student enrolled in this course should expect to participate on the crew of at least one production, one event, and some after-school sessions during each semester as a portion of their coursework.

  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
TECHNICAL THEATRE III - PA528 (TH3TECH)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Technical Theatre II
Note: Instructor Approval Participation Fee: $275.00

Technical Theatre III is an advanced course for students who have taken Technical Theatre II. Emphasis is placed on continuing to develop safe practices and leadership skills, while students learn the design process in the theatre. Students will learn to apply design processes for different technical elements while focusing on collaboration among designers, directors, and technicians in the theatre. A student enrolled in this course should expect to participate on the crew of at least one production, one event, and some after-school sessions during each semester as a portion of their coursework.

  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
TECHNICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION I - PA526 (TH1PROD)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Technical Theatre II
Note: Instructor Approval Participation Fee: $275.00

This full-year co-curricular course allows students to apply skills learned in Technical Theatre I and II to a full season of professional-level productions and events throughout the year. While the class does meet during the school day, it does not meet daily. Therefore, credit for this course is earned through extensive participation outside of the school day. Students should expect to participate in a minimum of one major production, one event, and many after-school sessions during each semester.

  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
TECHNICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION II - PA527 (TH2PROD)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Technical Theatre II
Note: Instructor Approval Participation Fee: $275.00

This full-year co-curricular course allows students to apply skills learned in Technical Theatre I and II to a full season of professional-level productions and events throughout the year. While the class does meet during the school day, it does not meet daily. Therefore, credit for this course is earned through extensive participation outside of the school day. Students should expect to participate in a minimum of one major production, one event, and many after-school sessions during each semester.

  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12