Technical Theatre: Design and Production for Lighting and Sound (#0400408) 

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Course Standards

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following mathematical practices are required content:

MAFS.K12.MP.5.1: Use appropriate tools strategically.
MAFS.K12.MP.6.1: Attend to precision.
MAFS.K12.MP.7.1: Look for and make use of structure.

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following clusters and Language Arts standards are required content:

LAFS.910.SL.1.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

LAFS.910.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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TH.912.C.1.3: Justify a response to a theatrical experience through oral or written analysis, using correct theatre terminology.
TH.912.C.1.4: Research and define the physical/visual elements necessary to create theatrical reality for a specific historical and/or geographical play.
e.g., architectural details; period costumes, furnishings, and hair; attire appropriate to climate and time of year; props appropriate to economic level
TH.912.C.1.6: Respond to theatrical works by identifying and interpreting influences of historical, social, or cultural contexts.
TH.912.C.2.1: Explore and describe possible solutions to production or acting challenges and select the solution most likely to produce desired results.
TH.912.C.2.3: Analyze different types of stage configurations to determine the effects of each as potential production solutions.
e.g., proscenium, thrust, arena, black box
TH.912.C.2.7: Accept feedback from others, analyze it for validity, and apply suggestions appropriately to future performances or designs.
TH.912.C.2.8: Improve a performance or project using various self-assessment tools, coaching, feedback, and/or constructive criticism.
e.g., peer assessment, rubric, criteria, coaching, feedback, criticism
TH.912.C.3.1: Explore commonalities between works of theatre and other performance media.
e.g., dance, mime, movies, street theatre, poetry reading
TH.912.F.1.1: Synthesize research, analysis, and imagination to create believable characters and settings.
e.g., scenery, costumes, props
TH.912.F.2.1: Create and maintain a portfolio for a variety of college or job interviews that can be customized for each opportunity.
e.g., body of work, references, résumé, artist statement
TH.912.F.3.3: Exhibit independence, discipline, and commitment to the theatre process when working on assigned projects and productions.
TH.912.F.3.4: Discuss how participation in theatre supports development of life skills useful in other content areas and organizational structures.
e.g., goal-setting, self-discipline, punctuality, meeting deadlines, fulfilling responsibilities, adaptability, initiative, productivity
TH.912.H.1.2: Study, rehearse, and discuss a broad range of theatre works by diverse playwrights to enrich one’s perspective of the world.
TH.912.H.1.5: Respect the rights of performers and audience members to perform or view controversial work with sensitivity to school and community standards.
TH.912.H.2.5: Apply knowledge of dramatic genres and historical periods to shape the work of performers, directors, and designers.
TH.912.H.3.2: Compare the applications of various art forms used in theatre production.
TH.912.H.3.3: Apply knowledge of non-theatre content areas to enhance presentations of characters, environments, and actions in performance.
e.g., history, literature, visual art, welding, sewing, computer applications, math, science, world languages
TH.912.O.1.1: Research and analyze a dramatic text by breaking it down into its basic, structural elements to support development of a directorial concept, characterization, and design.
e.g., beats, actions, subtext
TH.912.O.1.3: Execute the responsibilities of director, designer, manager, technician, or performer by applying standard theatrical conventions.
TH.912.O.3.2: Analyze a variety of theatre and staging configurations to understand their influence on the audience experience and response.
e.g., indoor vs. outdoor venue, proscenium theatre vs. theatre-in-the-round
TH.912.O.3.5: Design technical elements to document the progression of a character, plot, or theme.
TH.912.O.3.6: Apply standard drafting conventions for scenic, lighting, and sound design to create production design documents.
e.g., scale rule, lighting template, stock furniture template, USITT standards
TH.912.S.1.8: Use research to extract clues in dramatic texts to create performances or technical elements, choosing those that are most interesting and that best convey dramatic intent.
e.g., cultural, historical, symbolic, interpretive
TH.912.S.2.1: Create one or more technical design documents for a theatrical production.
e.g., scale model, drafted floor plans, light plots, costume renderings, make-up plot
TH.912.S.2.2: Apply technical knowledge of safety procedures and demonstrate safe operation of theatre equipment, tools, and raw materials.
e.g., tools, ladders, paint, sewing machines, dyes, cosmetics
TH.912.S.2.6: Transfer acting and technical skills and techniques from one piece of dramatic text to another.
TH.912.S.2.9: Research and defend one’s own artistic choices as a designer.
TH.912.S.3.1: Articulate, based on research, the rationale for artistic choices in casting, staging, or technical design for a scene from original or scripted material.
LAFS.910.RST.1.1 (Archived Standard): Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
LAFS.910.RST.1.3 (Archived Standard): Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
LAFS.910.RST.2.4 (Archived Standard): Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
LAFS.910.SL.1.2 (Archived Standard): Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
LAFS.910.SL.1.3 (Archived Standard): Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
LAFS.910.SL.2.4 (Archived Standard): Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
LAFS.910.SL.2.5 (Archived Standard): Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
LAFS.910.WHST.3.8 (Archived Standard): Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
SC.912.P.10.15: Investigate and explain the relationships among current, voltage, resistance, and power.
SC.912.P.10.20: Describe the measurable properties of waves and explain the relationships among them and how these properties change when the wave moves from one medium to another.
SC.912.P.10.21: Qualitatively describe the shift in frequency in sound or electromagnetic waves due to the relative motion of a source or a receiver.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
MU.912.H.3.1: Apply knowledge of science, math, and music to demonstrate, through an acoustic or digital performance medium, how sound production affects musical performance.
e.g., acoustics, sound amplification, materials, mechanics
PE.912.M.1.5: Apply strategies for self improvement based on individual strengths and needs.
VA.912.S.1.7: Manipulate lighting effects, using various media to create desired results.
e.g., portrait photography, painting reflection, digital rendering, aperture vs. shutter speed

General Course Information and Notes


Students focus on learning the basic tools and procedures for designing and creating the lighting and sound needs for productions with particular attention to technical knowledge of safety procedures and demonstrated safe operation of theatre equipment, tools, and raw materials. Lighting and sound designers and technicians analyze dramatic scripts to find production solutions through historical, cultural, and geographic research. These students also learn the standard conventions of design presentation and documentation; the organizational structure of theatre production and creative work in a collaborative environment; and the resulting artistic improvement. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend or participate in technical work, rehearsals, and/or performances beyond the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.


English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:

General Information

Course Number: 0400408 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 9 to 12 and Adult Education Courses > Subject: Drama - Theatre Arts > SubSubject: General >
Abbreviated Title: TECH THE D/P LI SOUN
Course Attributes:
  • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Required
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Terminated
Grade Level(s): 9,10,11,12
Graduation Requirement: Performing/Fine Arts

Educator Certifications

English (Grades 6-12)
Drama (Grades 6-12)
Speech (Grades 6-12)

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