DESIGN & PRODUCTION
WELCOME TO TECHNICAL DESIGN & PRODUCTION
Through courses on topics from lighting and sound to costumes and management and real-life experience, Ellington’s Technical Design & Production Department (TDP) is raising the next generation of technicians, designers, producers, and arts managers. With careers in production in high demand, our goal is that upon graduation, students will have acquired the skills to prepare them competitively for college and/or jobs in the entertainment industry. TDP is chaired by Robin Y. Harris and co-chaired by Thom Woodward.
The TDP faculty are working industry professionals committed to teaching while maintaining freelance careers. Students are trained on real industry equipment to include computerized lighting and sound consoles; current design software and hardware with access to an in-house audio recording studio. These resources allow students to expand their abilities, deepen their artistic interest and heighten their sense of personal and communal responsibility.
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TDP DEPARTMENT CHAIR
The Technical Design and Production Department is committed to creating meaningful theatre through
diverse aesthetics, academic and practical training and the collaborative process. Our aim is to guide students to discover and embrace their creative potential through the exacting principles of craftsmanship and technical discipline, and to master the achievement of their artistic goals. Striving to meet a standard that demonstrates mastery of an idea or technique.
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INFORMATION ON STUDIO ART FEES
Duke Ellington students are required to pay a yearly activity
fee of $200, which directly benefits the arts department in which they are enrolled. This fee should be paid at the time of registration but can be paid in installments. Money orders and checks should be made payable to DESAP (in the memo portion of the check: TDP).
Arts fees help provide the “must haves” that include, but are not limited to:
Technical Design and Production - Scripts, books, subscriptions to Stage Directions magazine and others, and lighting/sound software.