Rock Ridge Performing Arts is the only school to offer this dual enrollment course in Loudoun County Public Schools.
Course Description: In this course, students will participate in a diverse array of project-based learning experiences by creating a real-world working environment of a theatre. The system will ask students to become scenic designers by demonstrating skills in advanced knowledge of stagecraft (scenic and prop design) and its real-world application using CAD drawings, 3D CAD drawings, rendering, model building, advanced construction, and construction management technologies, and understanding of OSHA and PPE applications. Students will also demonstrate advanced knowledge in lighting design by creating and coding live theatrical events in lighting consoles, creating comprehensive reparatory plots for the school events, and designing through color, texture, and time live theatrical events. This course will not be offered at all high schools. **This course requires 80 additional hours of lab time outside of the classroom. **There are also opportunities through NOCTI for technical industry certifications.