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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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THE 118 - Basic Theater Graphics

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Principles and practice of graphic skills necessary in the planning of theatrical productions. Includes techniques of pencil sketching, study of theatrical drafting conventions, techniques of mechanical drawing, study of mechanical perspective, digital color rendering techniques, study of color theories, and study of computer design applications for theatrical drafting.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Use drawing techniques to communicate technical concepts.
  2. Interpret and produce mechanical drawings for theater.
  3. Define, explain, and demonstrate the principles of mechanical perspective.
  4. Apply color theories.
  5. Execute watercolor acrylic, and digital drawings of scenery and costumes.
  6. Apply scaled rendering techniques to technical designs.
  7. Interpret and apply scaled technical drawings in production situations.
  8. Demonstrate comprehension of technical design concepts such as balance, shading, and coloring.
  9. Demonstrate application of several color rendering mediums: digital software, acrylic, watercolors, and charcoal.

  1. Techniques of Pencil Sketching
  2. Study of Theatrical Drafting Conventions
  3. Techniques of Mechanical Drawing
  4. Study of Mechanical Perspective
  5. Digital Color Rendering Techniques
  6. Study of Color Theories
  7. Study of Computer Design Applications for Theatrical Drafting

Effective Term:
Fall 2016

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