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THE 121 - Technical Theatre 1

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This is an introduction to the theoretical elements of technical theatre. Lighting, design, sound reinforcement, stage rigging, scenic construction and painting techniques will be covered. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills in various productions.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define the role of scenic design in a theatrical production.
  2. Identify the functions and tools of lighting design.
  3. Safely use hand and power tools.
  4. Construct scenery for the semester’s productions.
  5. Mix paints.
  6. Identify the components of a fly system.
  7. Set up and operate a sound system.
  8. Identify the different types of theatres and explain their components.
Listed Topics
  1. Construction techniques
  2. Hand/power tool instruction operation
  3. Safety
  4. Rigging
  5. Lighting
  6. Sound
  7. Scenic design and paint
Reference Materials
AV materials
Stage lighting equipment
Hand and power tools
Theater scenic materials (wood, rope, fabric, paint, etc.)
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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