Full course description
VectorWorks for the Theater
Wednesday - Friday
July 29 - 31, 2020
9 am - 4:30 pm
This course will focus on the high school or middle school Theatre Teacher who would like learn the basics of using VectoWorks for theatrical production. The class will be a combination of classroom lecture/discussion and practical hands-on projects. Topics will include a VectorWorks overview, 2-d drafting for scenic design, 2-d drafting of technical drawings for construction, basic 3-d modeling for scenic design, using the Spotlight workspace to draft a light plot, and creating an accurate drawing of a theatre space from scratch. This class is suitable for all knowledge levels, even those with very little knowledge of VectorWorks.
This class is for theatre teachers only, and is not open to students.
Class will meet Wednesday, July 29 – Friday, July 31, 2020, 9am – 4:30pm at Salem State University.
Our instructor, Michael Harvey, is an Associate Professor of Design at Salem State University where he teaches and designs scenery and lighting. Previously he spent four years at Southern Utah University where he served as Assistant Professor and Director of Design and Production. He taught scenic, lighting and sound design, as well as designed scenery, lights, and sound for the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. He spent eight years teaching and designing at Central Lakes College in Minnesota. He also spent two years teaching at the University of Southern Indiana, where he served as scenic designer and technical director. Among his professional credits are Scenic Coordinator for the Opera Company of Philadelphia; Scenic Designer for Spamalot at North Shore Music Theatre; Scenic and Lighting Designer for several Primedia Inc. television productions; and Production Manager for both the New Harmony Theatre in New Harmony, IN, and Capital Repertory Company in Albany, NY. Michael holds a Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design and Theatre Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
NOTE: Parking information and permit will be provided.
In-Person Class Refund Policy: 100% refund before the first class meeting; 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting.