LSC-Montgomery Offers Professional Development in Technical Theatre and Audio/Visual Systems

Lone Star College-Montgomery is offering a technical theatre course for teachers and audio/visual technicians wanting to brush up their lighting and sound design skills. The class is May 17 through June 4, Monday through Friday, from 5-8:40 p.m. on campus. LSC-Montgomery is the only college in the region to offer such a program.

This is a three-hour credit course that offers 64 contact hours of hands-on instruction and may be taken for regular credit or continuing education credit. Participants will learn the basics of lighting and sound console programming and design as well as video projection operation and projection design. This class offering can be as flexible as the class demands and can be tailored to any individual situation regardless of how high or low tech the needs are.

“We are in a unique position to accommodate almost any technical need,” stated Rob Kreps, director of the program. ”You can learn on our equipment or bring in your own and we can teach you on that, too.”

The teaching lab has the state-of-the-art audio visual technology available. The lab is equipped with four sound consoles, two lighting consoles, two projectors, dual media servers, intelligent and conventional lighting fixtures, a turnkey video editing system, and ten computer stations equipped with lighting and sound design software.

Lead theatre faculty Chase Waites stated, “Having been a ‘one-man show’ for many years at the high school level, I empathize for those teachers who have to do it all. An opportunity like this can really enhance that situation if you learn the ins and outs of your technical system.”

For class and program information, contact Rob Kreps at (936) 271-6309 or Robert.P.Kreps@LoneStar.edu or register at www.LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.  

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.