It is the mission of the MCCA Technical Theatre program to develop the students’talentsfor creation. Technical theatre students will learn stagecraft, scenic, lighting, costume design and construction, along with other skills that will be applied through hands-on work on productions. It is subsequently a mission of the Technical Theatre program to operate the Performing Arts Center as a student-run theatrical space. This requires students to be constantly vigilant in their professionalism, and to maintain the PAC as a professional theatre space both for school productions and for rentals. A student-run theatrical space also requires students to be trained and proficient in all areas of technical art while obtaining mastery in one. All MCCA theatre students are expected to participate in extra-curricular productions as a means of applying the theories and skills taught in class. This program requires participation above and beyond the school day. Students completing this program will be prepared to apply for post-secondary training to further their technical career, as well as to enjoy theatre as a life-long avocation.
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