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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO TO STAGECRAFT||
Introduction to Stagecraft
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||1.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||17.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||5.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||87.50
| ||Contact DHR||1.00|| ||Contact DHR||17.50
| ||Contact Total||7.00|| ||Contact Total||122.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 35.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Methods, materials and techniques of realizing the physical production on the stage, which include scenery, properties, lighting, and sound.
Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25 or THAR 25.2 or THAR 25.5
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Methods, materials and techniques of realizing the physical production on stage, which include scenery, properties, lighting, and sound.
Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25 or THAR 25.2 or THAR 25.5
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: THTR 171|| Stagecraft|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR20
1. Safely and effectively perform fundamental techniques of stagecraft in the preparation,
placement, and manipulation of theatrical elements including scenery, properties,
lighting, and sound equipment.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Work safely and competently with common stagecraft tools, equipment, and materials.
2. Correctly utilize stagecraft terminology.
3. Define and demonstrate knowledge of organized and efficient scene
shop operation, maintenance, and safety procedures.
4. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge learned to problem-solve and
overcome unfamiliar situations in technical theatre.
5. Correctly read and interpret working drawings, ground plans, and vertical sections.
6. Work productively as a member of a team in carrying out a group project
in technical theatre.
7. Synthesize knowledge of construction materials with scale and
written symbols by constructing stage scenery from working drawings.
8. Assemble a set in accordance with a groundplan and elevations.
9. Recognize the relationship between scenery-related stagecraft and other elements of
theatre design and technology, including properties, lighting, and sound.
Topics and Scope
Each class meeting begins with a 1/2 hour lecture and/or demonstration on the following:
I. Introduction to Stagecraft
A. Stage terminology
C. Principles of stagecraft
II. Theatrical Production Organization and Management
III. Reading Technical Drawings
IV. Techniques of Structural Design and Assembly
A. Wood and woodworking tools.
B. Metal and welding
C. Use of plastic, foams, and other construction techniques
V. Theatrical Painting Techniques
VI. Safe Theatrical Rigging
VII. Tool Uses and Safety
VIII. Overview of Theatrical Lighting
A. Basic lighting terminology and theory
B. Hanging lighting instruments
C. Focusing lighting instruments
IX. Overview of Theatrical Sound
A. Principles of sound reproduction
B. Basic sound terminology
C. Sound equipment
X. Color Applications
A. Color theory as it relates to theatrical lighting
B. Color theory as it relates to painting
XI. Overview of Properties
A. Basic properties design and theory
B. Property construction
C. Property terminology
The lecture is then followed by a hands-on instructional lab during which the student
applies the theories, techniques, and terminology introduced in the lecture. Additional
instruction on the above topics also occurs during the lab hours.
Students also complete 17 hours of DHR (additional lab) during the semester focusing on one or more of the topic areas above.
1. A variety of assigned stagecraft tasks in the construction and mounting of major
productions, such as set construction, painting, rigging, lighting hang/focus,
property construction, and/or sound equipment set-up. (Tasks will vary
depending on the nature of the semester's production schedule.)
2. An individual project based on research and study of techniques and materials
of theatrical construction.
3. Approx. 2-10 pages of reading per week.
4. Regular in-class quizzes (written and/or skill demonstration) on lectures, reading
5. Demonstration of Work Ethic - includes timely arrival, regular attendance at both
lectures and labs, appropriate work attire, adherence to safety policies,
ability to accurately follow instructions, cooperative demeanor, and ability to work
as a team member.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 30%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
|Skill exercises, quizzes and exams; Independent project||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 20%
|Quizzes - multiple choice, matching items, completion, true/false||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 20%
|Demonstration of Work Ethic (includes attendance and participation)||
Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scenic Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup, Edition 7. Gillette, J. Michael. McGraw-Hill Higher Education: 2012
Instructor prepared materials