Imagine designing sets for a play, creating 3D models, then building them in our scene shop, or using a 32-channel soundboard, recording a moving light show, creating the right atmosphere for a performance. How about planning and running a major production in front of a large audience. That’s just a part of the magic that happens in Production Design. It’s a creative, technical program where you will create original design, and supports the other artistic emphases in their productions. Production Design students learn all aspects of producing shows and events, from the initial concept ideas and designs to the finishing touches. They gain practical experience on state-of-the-art equipment and develop skills that are valuable in the real-world job market. Students learn to design sets, light, sound, and promotional materials. They do internship at the Fox Theatre. They learn carpentry, construction, painting, crafting props and sourcing materials. They gain experience in management, leadership, working on a team, problem solving and working within time and budgetary constraints.

What do you need to audition for Production Design?

Production Design is available for High School students only.  Please see audition requirements here:

Haunted House 2017


The 8th Semi-Annual Halloween Haunted House October 27, 28, and 29
From 7pm to 9pm, 530 19th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Student under 18: $5
Adults: $8
Tickets available now!

Production Design, in collaboration with Fashion Design and Audio Production & Engineering presents it's 2017 Haunted House:
The spirits of mentally unstable patients who suffered in this institution, are still in there, doctors who worked on them have left them on their own….be prepared for the unexpected.




Ohlone College 1st place

Production Design:

1st place: Set Design: Lilli Fore
2nd place: Set Design: Jalua Dell 
1st place: Sound Design: Stewart Homans, Alawna Sullivan Jimenez, Mamiyana Brown, Kipper Fletcher 
1st place: Lighting Design: Alawna Sullivan Jimenez, Thomas Ruane, Emma Shea, Ezra Gaskin 
2nd place: Tech Olympic Relay: Mamiyana Brown, Thomas Ruane, Sara Wizig, Ezra Gaskin 
3rd place: Model Making: Jalua Dell, Evan Streshinsky, Sara Wizig, Kipper Fletcher

1st place for Fantasy Makeup - Neveah Trevino (model Isabelle Ho) Thunderbird
1st place for Horror Makeup - Michaela Maloney (model Maya Young) Fury
1st place for Costume Design - Zachary Fernandez Agamemnon

Technical Sweepstakes Award: to the school with the highest number of tech and design points.