Projection Design and Technology Concentration


In the B.A. in Theatre, Projection Design and Technology Concentration, students take Drawing for Theatre, Computer Assisted Drafting for Theatre, two levels of projection design courses, Design Portfolio and Professional Prep, and are required to explore other design fields/concentrations (such as sound design, lighting design, costume design, or set design) to better understand the collaborative effort of creating a world onstage. Students also take practicum classes where they put the skills learned in design courses to use, working on departmental productions and/or live events design teams.

In addition  to four CSU Theatre Program Learning Objectives, the Projection Design and Technology Concentration includes the following unique learning objectives:

  • PROJECTION DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY FOR THEATRE, FILM, and INDUSTRY: Explore the specific techniques that projection designers use to develop and communicate their ideas through research, synthesis of skills including drafting, computerized / virtual reality pre-visualization, content creation, video programming, and application of emerging technologies with a robust understanding of how the projection designer supports, collaborates, and interacts with the creative team.
  • DESIGN ARTISTRY: Develop an understanding of the Projection Designer as a collaborative artist, creative visionary, technician, and working professional by practicing organizational, design, and technical skills to realize a show from concept-to-production and building a portfolio of creative design and/or technical work.

Projection design and technology offers students several ways to express their creativity and artistry:

  • Projection designers for theatre, musicals, live events, opera, or dance
  • Video engineers for stage, television, and film
  • Video mixers for stage, dance, live productions, television, and film

Related Facilities and Equipment:

  • CAD Lab with 22 student workstations
  • Lighting Lab; Sound/Video Editing Lab

Lab software and training includes:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Google Sketchup Pro
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Ableton Live
  • Avid Pro Tools

Digital Media and Sound Control Systems include training with:

  • Dataton Watchout
  • Q-Lab 4 Pro-Sound/Pro-Video
  • Isadora

Sound and Projection Equipment includes:

  • Yamaha LS-9 Digital Audio Consoles
  • Barco RLM-W8 Projectors
  • High End Systems DL-3 Digital LIght Projector