High School Theatre Design and Production Summer Program

Students in the six-week theatre design and production summer program get hands-on experience in all aspects of production including costume, set, lighting and sound design. Students participate in designing a fully-realized show, an experience that culminates as their work is showcased in a live performance. Applicants with a limited portfolio are encouarged to apply.

Program length: 6 weeks
Program dates:
June 21, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Tuition: $7,485
Age range: Grades 9-12

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Working under the supervision of professional faculty and staff, students will have the opportunity to concentrate on their primary area of interest while developing a variety of other design skills. Students will utilize the variety of specialized work and performance spaces housed in Interlochen's theatre complex.

Throughout this six-week program, students will participate in:

  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Theatre lab work
  • An apprenticeship program
  • One or two addional elective classes

Venues include Corson Auditorium, Harvey Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, and Penn Hall. The program is also supported by the 5,600-square-foot, fully equipped Harvey scene shop and the Mallory Costume Shop, which houses a 15,000 piece collection and a 4,500-square-foot workroom.

Portfolio Requirements

  • PDF file #1: A detailed outline of previous production experience and technical knowledge.
  • PDF files #2-5: Images of your designs, constructions or fabrications, as well as examples of related artistic skills.

Additional Opportunities

Faculty

Scott Olinger

Instructor of Theatre Arts, Theatre Design and Production

Professor of Theatre Design and Production, Cornell College
Resident Designer, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

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