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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DRA 162 - Technical Theatre

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
The purpose of this course is to introduce the theory, function, and practicality of technical aspects of theatre as they relate to design, practice, and performance. Students will get hands on experience implementing designs for theatre productions on campus.
During this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Incorporate best practices for safety in and around theatrical facilities.
    1. Identify tools used in creating visual elements of theatre productions.
    2. Demonstrate an ability to use all tools in a safe manner within any theatrical environment.
  2. Evaluate the role of the stage manager within theatrical production.
    1. Break down the fundamental terminology used in stage management.
    2. Examine the results of effective stage management.
    3. Create a prompt book that could be used to effectively call theatre in performance.
  3. Outline the role of the technical director as it applies to theatrical production.
    1. Classify the fundamental terminology used in technical direction.
    2. Characterize the results of effective technical direction.
  4. Incorporate fundamental scenic construction skills.
    1. Analyze essential tools used in scenic construction.
    2. Determine how fundamental aspects of scenic construction are necessary to make a story clear to the audience.
    3. Develop an ability to effectively read scenic designs.
    4. Produce scenic elements that display effective functionality for performance.
  5. Integrate fundamental scenic painting skills.
    1. Classify fundamental tools used for scenic painting.
    2. Break down how fundamentally effective scenic painting can make the story clear to an audience.
    3. Produce examples of effective scenic painting in relation to the production’s overall composition.
  6. Incorporate fundamental ability in costume design.
    1. Characterize the way costumes aid effective storytelling.
    2. Develop the fundamental skills needed to bring costumes from renderings to on-stage ready.
    3. Investigate fundamental tools used in costume construction.
    4. Demonstrate an ability to perform fundamental costume construction.
  7. Integrate fundamental ability to effectively light a production.
    1. Classify the essential instruments used in theatrical lighting.
    2. Develop the ability to fundamentally comprehend a lighting plot.
    3. Perform fundamental adjustments to lighting instruments.
  8. Incorporate the fundamental skills needed to put effective properties on stage.
    1. Generate a comprehensive properties list.
    2. Design an effective properties station for production.
  9. Perform duties as assigned by the technical director to strike one on campus production after its final performance.
    1. Distinguish safety protocol necessary for strike.
    2. Demonstrate a consistent use of self-activation to complete assigned tasks.

Competencies Revised Date: 2020

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