Computer Age

Theater arts class members get a chance to see how professionals employ tech tools. As they sketch, render, build models, and prepare presentations of the set design for a current show, learners either visit a professional theater or by listen to a guest speaker.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate apps intended for stage and performing arts designers and report their finding to the class
  • If arranging for a field trip or for having a guest speaker is not possible, prepare a demonstration using the tools available on campus
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is based access to a professional theater for the field trip
  • The eighth in a 10-lesson unit on set design
  • Although a computer presentation is not a requirement for the unit, the lesson does acquaint learners with the technology available
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