Course Abstract Details

THTR-115, Stagecraft

Credits: 4

Course Description

THTR-115, Stagecraft, surveys the history and practice of the technical aspects of theatre, from ancient Greece to modern day Broadway. Topics include set construction methods, stage lighting, painting techniques, stage properties, costuming, and sound implementation. Prerequisite: Exemption/completion of READ 091 (Basic Reading), or permission from program advisor. Students will work at least 2 (lab) hours each week as arranged with instructor. Three hours lecture and two hours of lab each week. Four credits. Four billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Students will be able to: 

1. Identify and use terminology unique to technical theatrical production. (GE 4, PG 3) 

2. Demonstrate competence using hand and power tools to build basic scenery. (GE 4, PG 3) 

3. Demonstrate competence in reading and interpreting technical drawings. (GE 4, PG 3) 

4. Identify theater rigging and theater properties. (GE 4, PG 3) 

5. Apply techniques of shop safety. (GE 4, PG 3) 

6. Define set construction tools, materials, and hardware. (GE 4, PG 3) 

7. Identify stage lighting equipment. (GE 4, PG 3) 

8. Identify sound equipment. (GE 4, PG 3) 

9. Operate theatre lighting and sound equipment. (GE 4, PG 3) 

10. Employ techniques of handling scenery. (GE 4, PG 3) 

11. Construct stage scenery. (GE 4, 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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