THTR1140 – Stagecraft pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 6. This hands-on course introduces students to the theory and practice of basic technical theatre, including set construction, props, and basic lighting and sound. This course will acquaint students with the basic materials and construction techniques used in building stage scenery. Students will apply methods through planning, constructing, painting, rigging and shifting of stage scenery. Each student will be required to learn and observe safety rules in scene shop and surrounding areas. Production hours are required.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Identify the tools and equipment used in the theatre and scene shop spaces.
  2. Construct a set while problem-solving through selection of the most appropriate colors, tools and materials.
  3. Operate tools and equipment while observing safety rules.
  4. Use terms and principles learned in class to discuss the technical elements of a live theatre production.
  5. Define the roles and overall structure of technical theatre personnel.
  6. Explain the criteria and justify in oral and written form what constitutes an effective scene design.
  7. Describe how scenic design contributes to atmosphere, theme, style and mood in play productions and enriches the meaning of drama.
  8. Compare major historical, cultural, architectural and stylistic developments in stagecraft.
  9. Generate an informed personal reaction to the technical aspect of a theatrical production.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts

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