Arts

Sound Design for Theatre

In this 4-week course, we will cover the basics of sound design using free resources - at the end of the course, each student will have a sound plot for a 10-minute play!
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60 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 4 weeks

12-17

year olds

2-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn theatre etiquette (both in the house and backstage), collaborative creation, and improve script analysis, musicality, listening, and storytelling skills
I hold a BA in Performing and Visual Arts with a focus in Early British Drama and Shakespeare and have won several awards for my work in this field. In addition, I have won 3 local awards for sound design, a national Ambie award, and have been nominated for a Big Easy award in New Orleans. I have extensive experience in sound design for modern and classical plays and am highly trained in this area.
Each week will see roughly 2 hours of homework spent creatively. This is not necessarily on the computer; some students may choose to create their sounds on a computer, but I welcome and celebrate live sound designs, too!
I have listed my favorite free resources that can be used on most devices. It is not required that students download these resources, however - many productions include live sound effects for a much more real experience! Please do not hesitate to ask me to clarify any of these products.
STUDENTS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR OTHER ITEMS FOR THIS CLASS. It relies on our creativity as sound designers!

Each student will be sent a 10-minute play to use during class privately. These plays will be used for their final project. The remainder of materials will be placed in the classroom immediately following the class in which they are assigned.
Final projects will be observed and provided feedback. All students will receive a certificate of completion. When a student needs a letter grade, it can be assigned and forwarded to a homeschool or other academic body.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Jessie McKeon
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Teaching the Classics - with a Twist!
48 total reviews
51 completed classes

About Me

Hey, there!
My name is Jessie, and I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts, am a Master of Education candidate in Instructional Design, and have been working at summer camps and theatre non-profits for over 15 years! I have... 
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