Welcome to Technical Theatre
School of Visual and Performing Arts - Academy of Production and Managerial Arts
The Technical Theatre program at Santa Susana High School is a Career Technical Education (CTE) course that integrates academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. Students are responsible for designing, building, and operating all live productions on campus while working under the supervision and guidance of industry professionals. Students will gain hands-on experience in stage management, technical direction, costume construction, lighting design, sound design, and rigging. Students will work across our various performance venues on campus using current industry-standard equipment.
Some of our equipment and workspaces include:
Lighting- GrandMa on PC, ETC Ion, Whole Hog on PC
Sound- Yamaha QL5, Yamaha LS9, Shure ULXD, Qlab
Costuming- Fully equipped costume shop with large costume inventory
Rigging- PAC is equipped with a counterbalance rigging system including 23 line sets.
Scene Shop- Fully equipped scene shop including table saw, mitre saw, drills, impact drivers, and much more.
Joining Technical Theatre
A limited number of incoming 9th grade students are admitted each year. Students should request an interview by February 27th. Current students should talk with their counselors about joining the class.
Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Demonstration Site
"Arts, media, and entertainment (AME) career technical education (CTE) programs prepare high school students to enter California’s thriving creative economy. The California Department of Education established the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector in 2005, and AME has grown to serve 231,000 students and become the largest CTE industry sector in the state of California." Source: AME