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tchaunt
02-04-2009, 09:56 AM
I am going to have to start choosing all of my classes for high school within the next grading term. As you all probably know, I really want to get financially involved in the haunted attraction industry. So, I was wondering, in order to be the best I can be in this field by the time I graduate, what classes/courses should I try to take?

rwrussom
02-04-2009, 10:45 AM
I have a college daughter and a Jr in high school and around here good options are . .

stage craft, robotics, economics (both marco and mirco), a young entrepreneurs program

Damien Warwick
02-04-2009, 10:50 AM
I have a college daughter and a Jr in high school and around here good options are . .

stage craft, robotics, economics (both marco and mirco), a young entrepreneurs program

definately agree, definately some business courses and economics (then you'll be guarenteed a decent job even if the haunt industry doesnt work lol)

tchaunt
02-04-2009, 11:09 AM
Thanks for the replies guys!
Basically, I need to get into electric and business?

Nightgore
02-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Def. get involved with the drama program... you could learn lighting, sound, set design/construction, etc. etc. -Tyler

Evilution Unlimited
02-04-2009, 12:39 PM
Business helped me the most, then Drama, then Art.
*edit* and shop, forgot that one.

Dr Spooktakular
02-04-2009, 12:49 PM
I am a high school teacher, let me offer up some suggestions. Many schools are offering web designing type classes, take a business class or two, drama class/club for sure (you don't have to act, we have kids that do lighting, sound, set design, costumes, etc.. and they never act in anything), as you get to be a jr./sr. find an off campus coop class where you work with and shadow a business person, maybe a photography class also if you can squeeze it in. Good luck!!

mikeq91
02-04-2009, 01:37 PM
One way to think about this is to consider what things would be most difficult to pick up on your own. For example, my school offered a web design class, which basically would have given me some of the basics that I wouldn't have had to have paid someone for later. Shop class is another example, where even just becoming familiar with various machines will make it worth while.

Also, assuming your planning to go to college afterwards, consider what you might want to study then. If your thinking business, then definitely load up on math's now (yeah not so much fun now but it will pay off when you take a look at that transcript down the road). If your thinking stagecraft, then get involved with the drama department.

good luck!

tchaunt
02-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Well, I don't have to worry about the web design class. I've already tough myself enough. I actually have a website for my future haunt. Here's the link (http://tchaunt.frih.org)

I have already started teaching myself macabre make-up. I've attached the picture of my first attempt at horror make-up.

I am almost definitely going to be (at least) involved with the Drama club--maybe not a full fledged member.

I was thinking about the electric class at my school's vocational school my Junior and Senior year and taking Wood Shop or Tools/Engineering my Senior year.

Thanks for all the replies. I really appreciate all of the advice.

SomeThingInTheIce
02-04-2009, 02:48 PM
High school, drama and shop class could not hurt.