I've already began discussions with the school's admin team to expand my team and have been approved for another hire! … I learned more about what support systems should be in place for those of us in this field...
- High School Theatre Production Manager, California
Today, I am working with the first event that the school is hosting, and sooooo much of what I needed to take care of (that no one else had any idea about!) had been covered in the course. My work in this course has fleshed out much of what was theoretical or imagined before. I have learned so much…I am well prepared to face the challenges that will arise in my theater. I have been able to learn whilst creating the environment that I will be applying it all to.
- Theatre Teacher and ITS Troupe Director, North Carolina
...guess who is stepping in to help manage the auditorium?! ... I want to thank you again for the course as it has helped me prepare for the transition. We have traction for the district to reinvest into the facility.
- Stage Crew Sponsor and Co-Producer, Teacher, Pennsylvania
Going through this class has been an enlightening experience…my philosophy of theater operations has developed into a more realistic one…
- High School Master Electrician and Technical Director, California
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
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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Cohorts are limited to 8 students.
A $50 Registration Fee reserves your place in the cohort.
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2018 Start Dates
WINTER SESSION January 15 (Closed.)
SPRING SESSION March 5 (Closed.)
SUMMER SESSION June 4 (Summer session is 8 weeks; Weeks 1&2 and 6&7 are combined.)
FALL SESSION September 10
Are you in tech during one of the weeks of the course?
No worries. If 'tech happens' we can adjust your assignments accordingly!