Course Abstract Details

THTR-206, Sound Design for Theatre

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-206, Sound Design is an elective course, which provides in-depth study into modern theatrical sound design. The course will focus on the sound design process and give practical understanding of tools and technology of mounting a design. This class aims to highlight the importance of sound design for live theatre and introduces students to the creative possibilities of sound within the vocational performing environment. Prerequisite: THTR-130 or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: 

1. Identify the role and responsibilities of the sound designer within the world of theatre. (PG 3) 

2. Apply the creative production process essential to sound design. (GE 5, PG 3) 

3. Recognize the elements of sound design and develop skill in the manipulation of design elements, such as mood, tempo, and style. (GE 5, PG 3) 

4. Analyze research that designers use when working on a creative project. (GE 5, PG 3) 

5. Organize and implement an artistic design, by employing a design process that accomplishes artistic/conceptual goals. (GE 1, PG 3, 5) 

6. Apply critical textual analysis of a play?s plot and ideas, so that the sound design may support the dramatic action. (GE 1, 5, PG 1, 3) 

7. Appraise other students work, employing good skills in artistic criticism, for the purpose of furthering one?s own artistic growth, as well as for the artistic growth of classmates. (GE 1, 5, PG 4) 

8. Assess sound related issues such as effect, ambience, music, systems, and techniques. (GE 5, PG 3) 

9. Demonstrate competence in the use of sound equipment. (GE 5, PG 3)    

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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