2nd Editions Now In Production!

2nd Editions Now In Production!

Set Design

In addition to freshening up the original program, new sections will include Using Projections, 3-D Set Design Rendering, an interview with a USA 829 Scenic Designer, including plans and footage of the finished set, Production Concept and the Design Process including Designing Period Sets. (Anticipated Roll-Out Date, Fall, 2017)

Teach your students how to maintain top notch production values in facilities that range from the high school "cafetorium" to state-of-the-art theaters with PTT's Set Design program.


  • Provides examples of various types of common interior and exterior set designs: Box Sets, Unit Sets, and Wing and Drop Sets, as well as combinations of those three types.
  • Demonstrates how to analyze a script to determine technical demands.
  • Offers hands-on group projects such as researching for period plays, working with the director and other designers to achieve a specific style, and directional compositions.
  • Analyzes common aspects of set design including sight lines, furniture placement and traffic patterns, and basic scale drawing.


Alignments to the National Standards for Arts Education

Day 01 and 02: Theater Hierarchy:

National Content Standard 5-8

3. Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes.

Achievement Standard:

3. d. Work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting, and sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character.

National Content Standard 9-12

3. Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal and formal productions.

Achievement Standard

d. Proficient Apply technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and make-up.
h. Advanced Safely construct and efficiently operate technical aspects of theater, film, television, or electronic media productions.