Students will gain skills in the conceptualization and design of technical elements of theatre production in the areas of scenery, props, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup. Through study of theatrical literature, design theories, and works by historic and current designers, students will learn how to plan, prepare, and execute their own designs resulting in a portfolio of work ready for presentation and exhibition. Students will also learn to write and speak about their designs as they document their process and participate in peer critique.