Part of the Technical Theatre Mini Units Curriculum


Created by Josh Hatt

This is an introductory mini-unit to sound that you can use whether or not you have a sound system. Students will work toward being able to demonstrate their knowledge of sound effectiveness.

The questions of the unit include: What is effective sound? What sounds and music do we need in order to make our scene effective? How will we know our sound cues are effective?

The overview lays out the objectives for the unit and reviews the content of each of the lessons.
Additional Attachments
1: Introduction to Sound
Students are introduced to sound through video demonstration, discuss the impact of sound on a scene, and complete a vocabulary activity.
2: Sound Effectiveness
Students will explore how sound can affect the mood of a scene. They are then given a sound assignment to apply sound and music to a blank scene using a specific format.
3: Sound Assignment
Students continue to work on their sound assignment. They will rehearse their scenes, continue to discuss sound effectiveness and reflect on their work in class.
4: Tech Rehearsal and Performance
Students are given time for a tech rehearsal and then perform their scenes. The emphasis is on the groups demonstrating a knowledge of sound effectiveness.
5: Reflection
Students discuss the scenes from the previous class and reflect as a group on the process.

Standards Addressed

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