Going through this class has been an enlightening experience…I think my philosophy of theater operations has developed into a more realistic one…I think it has been shown that teachers in theater, tech or drama, have more responsibilities than just their classes. … it is inspiring to know that others are living through similar struggles.
- High School Master Electrician and Technical Director, California
When beginning this course, I was concerned that it wouldn't really address the learning I wanted to achieve. However, I've been able to gain knowledge and awareness that will benefit our Learning Center going forward. It's also been enlightening hearing from the cohort as we shared challenges and triumphs…The lessons that have been most valuable to me are the ones regarding safety and CTE.
- Acting and Dance teacher, Coordinator of Performing Arts Learning Center, Hawaii
…this course provided a validation for important theater management issues such as safety, organization, and qualifications…Many of the best practices examined are the epitome and model of what we can strive for, even though most of our situations are less than ideal…Being part of this cohort has strengthened my commitment to create a superior experience for my students…
- Social Studies teacher, Stage Crew Sponsor and Co-Producer, Pennsylvania
We have discussed how Technical Theater is not just something that the students do to pass their time in High School. It is something that teaches them lifelong lessons and skills, which are all applied in almost any field that they may enter into…We have also discussed safety, which is a huge part of Tech Theater…The discussions and readings for this course have really validated how much value an arts and technical education can provide for our students.
- Technical Director for Performing Arts Department, California
ARE YOU A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WHO HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MANAGING YOUR THEATRE?
ARE YOU A HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE MANAGER WHO WANTS TO FURTHER DEVELOP YOUR OPERATIONS?
ARE YOU A THEATRE TECHNICIAN WHO WOULD LIKE TO GO INTO MANAGEMENT?
ARE YOU A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO WANTS TO GO INTO HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE MANAGEMENT?
Managing a high school theatre is a hybrid job, requiring knowledge in the three components of High School Theatre Management, encompassing:
Typically those hired to run a high school theatre come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
WHY IS HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE MANAGEMENT SO ESSENTIAL?
There has been a movement across the country in which junior and senior high schools are being built or remodeled with a state-of-the-art theatre on campus, yet this is done without thought as to how they will be run after they are built. Once school administrations realize they need someone to manage their school theatre there are no systems in place, and high school theatre management becomes a hodgepodge of trial and error. School districts increasingly need highly qualified management to set up operating systems, create safety programs, maximize student learning, and determine building performance. Because of this trend, High School Theatre Management expertise is a growing necessity.
Theatre Management differs from Stage Management (which is offered by many universities). Stage Management is the management of a specific play or event that comes into a theatre, whereas Theatre Management is the management of the theatre itself into which plays and events come. High School Theatre Management is fast becoming an essential specialty.
Currently no known universities offer a course, certification or a degree in High School Theatre Management, which encompasses all the disciplines of tech theatre, education and business management – UNTIL NOW.
Course Structure & Outcomes
The Theatre Management Training course is a rigorous 10-week online course. After successful completion of the training you will receive the PRESETT-Certified High School Theatre Manager certification.
This course is semi-self-paced. Assignments are due each week, but within each week you can do your coursework at times most convenient for you.
Participating in this course will place you into a virtual group of people just like yourself who want to learn more about High School Theatre Management. Cohorts are limited to 8 students.
Upon course completion you will be able to:
You Will Learn About:
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Tuition, Fees & Dates
Tuition & Fees
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FALL 2017 September 11, 2017 - Closed
WINTER 2018 January 15, 2018 - Spaces available
SPRING 2018 March TBA, 2018
SUMMER 2018 June TBA, 2018
Cohorts are limited to 8 students.