DRAM1330 - Stagecraft
Catalog Description: A beginner's course in the art and crafts of the theatre, costuming, scene design and construction, lighting and makeup. Students will gain practical experience working with one-act plays and major productions. Three hours lab.
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours / Week: 3
Lab Hours / Week: 3
Contact Hours / Semester: 96
State Approval Code: 5005025130
This course is designed for the beginning theatre technician/designer. This course is the study and application of the visual aesthetics of design which may include the physical theatre, scenery construction and painting, properties, costuming, and lighting. The course is intended to expose students to basic technical theatre principles and practices, to practical problem solving and critical thinking, to world literature, and to reinforce an appreciation for the craft.
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Students will be required to do the following:
At the end of the course, the student should understand the staging needs of a variety of theatrical productions, be able to identify the parts and functions of the theatrical house, use basic hand and power tools, understand scenery construction, identify and hang various lighting instruments, be more aware of vocational options in theatre, and have an increased knowledge of world literature.
Faculty may assign both in- and out-of-class activities to evaulate students' knowledge and abilities. Faculty may choose from the following methods:
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