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THE 111 - Stagecraft

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Principles and the practical application to the operation and techniques of various types of stages and stage scenery. Includes theater organization, geography, shop safety, tools and hardware applications, historic overview, construction design, three-dimensional scenery, and properties research. Also includes acquisition, maintenance, costume design, stage rigging systems, stage lighting, paint, materials handling, measuring, construction, assembly, finishing, rigging, and painting techniques.

Corequisite(s): THE 113  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply technical theater terminology to different stage surroundings.
  2. Demonstrate the correct use of hand and power tools.
  3. Apply the principles of stage construction.
  4. Research period styles in costumes and properties.
  5. Discuss color theory as it applies to technical theater.
  6. Use hand and power tools safely to construct scenery and props.
  7. Discuss various construction techniques.
  8. Discuss and operate basic stage lighting equipment.
  9. Perform scenic painting techniques.
  10. Operate other stage equipment safely (i.e. pinrail, wagons, special effects).

  1. Theater Organization
  2. Theater Geography
  3. Theater and Shop Safety
  4. Tools and Applications
  5. Hardware and Applications
  6. Historic Overview of Scenery
  7. Construction Design for Flats and Platforms
  8. Three-Dimensional Scenery
  9. Properties Research
  10. Organization
  11. Acquisition
  12. Construction
  13. Maintenance
  14. Costume Design and Execution
  15. Stage Rigging Systems
  16. Stage  Lighting
  17. Paint
  18. Application of Safety Principles to Hand and Power Tool Use
  19. Stage Hardware
  20. Materials Handling
  21. Measuring Techniques
  22. Construction and Assembly Techniques
  23. Finishing Techniques
  24. Rigging Techniques
  25. Painting Techniques

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020