Production Technology Department

  • Production Technology provides an immersion education in Stagecraft and Recording Technology at CAPA’s state-of-the-art performance facilities.

    In Stagecraft classes, students learn construction techniques as they build scenery for musicals, plays, operas, and other performances. An emphasis on safety from the earliest design phases keeps students on track through completion of complex projects. Areas of instruction include basic electricity, carpentry, scenic painting, and rigging fundamentals.

    Recording Technology classes explore all aspects of live sound reinforcement and recording, from microphone selection and placement to mixing and post-production.

    Production Technology majors work year-round on many events and productions. In the course of their studies, all students will have the opportunity to: hang and focus lights; set up projection systems; install choir risers; make audio and video recordings; operate follow spotlights, mixers, fly systems, lighting consoles, and intercoms; and stage-manage events.

CAPA Production Technology Audition Materials

  • Production Set


    Production Technology Department Chair
    Office Phone: 412-529-6135

    For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Magnet Office at 412-529-3991 or 

  • Highlights & Accomplishments
    Multiple Gene Kelly Awards including: 2018 Best Set, Best Lighting, Best Crew (nomination), 2017 Best Set (nomination), 2016 Best Set, Best Lighting (Student Designer), 2015 Best Set (nomination), Best Lighting, Best Crew (nomination), Annual apprenticeship with Pittsburgh Opera, United State Institute for Theatre Technology Student Chapter

    ProTech alumni study:
    Muhlenberg College, University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny College, Case Western ReservemUniversity, Bucknell University, Penn State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    ProTech alumni work:
    Freeport Theater Festival (Lighting Designer), Peterson Events Center (Pitt Basketball Camera Assistant), City Theater (Stage Electrician), United Brotherhood of Carpenters (Carpenter), IBEW (Electrician), Squonk Opera (Crew), Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Crew), IATSE Local 3 (Overhire Crew)