“What I have learned at BOCES is making me valuable to those in the theater world.” — Tyler Blackman, 2019 graduate from Scotia-Glenville School District
Explore what happens backstage and in the studios in this program, offered in partnership Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.
The program is based in classrooms, a studio theater and, for the senior year, at Proctors where students experience the world of theater and film production, hands-on building skills and knowledge. Students learn about the technical aspects of theater and film production including history, art and design interpretation, scenery, construction and painting techniques, tools and equipment, sound and recording, stage electrics 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 careers.
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.
This program is a direct pathway into the Entertainment Technology program at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC).