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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Theatre and Film Production Technology I and II

Matt Rearden'Are creativity and the world of performing arts your passion? Did you ever wonder are there careers to be had beyond the performances?

Explore what happens backstage and in the studios through Theatre and Film Production Technology, a program offered in partnership with the Mohonasenasen Center for Advanced Technology and Proctors Theatre in Schenectady

Fast Facts: Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians 

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 7 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2025
  • Median U.S. Salary: $41,780 per year (in 2015)
  • Education requirements: Broadcast and sound engineering technicians typically need postsecondary education. Depending on the work they do, it could be either a postsecondary non-degree award or an associate's degree.


Set constructionHow Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

The program is based in classrooms, a studio theatre and in visits to professional theaters where students experience the world of theatre and film production, hands-on building skills and knowledge. Theatre and Film Production Technology students learn about the technical aspects of theatre and film production including history, art and design interpretation, scenery, construction and painting techniques, tools and equipment, sound and recording, stage electric and lighting, costuming and makeup.

Backstage education is complemented by experiences in performance, art, music and practical building trades in a fun and creative atmosphere. Internships and job shadowing advance students' marketable skills while helping them explore career opportunities.

First-year students can earn credit for integrated science, and second-year students can earn credit for integrated English. Upon completion of the program, students are well-prepared to continue their studies at college or enter the workforce.

Click here for a listing of units of study.


College articulation agreements

  • Agreements pending



Teacher: Jeffrey Knorr (Learn more about him)

Integration teachers: Brian Conway (Science) (Learn more about her)

Guidance Counselor: Mary Lou Hamel (email Mary Lou)




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