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Stagecraft: Scene Design and Lighting (THTR 1145)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3.00

Description: This course provides you with a solid foundation of understanding and practical application of scene design and lighting for the theater. Coursework focuses on learning the historical background of current practice, a thorough study of contemporary design theory and practice and work on your portfolios of scene designs and lighting designs based on plays chosen for study. Local theater scene and light designers will visit the class as guest lecturers to aid you in acquiring current design techniques, as well as to share professional career advice and mentoring. Opportunities for design work on lab theater projects and main stage productions will be offered to interested students.

Topical Outline:

1. The safe use of common materials, fabrication tools, and theatrical equipment
2. Common theatrical production techniques
3. The elements of theatrical design as they apply to the concepts and meanings of a script
4. Various roles in a collaborative theatrical production and how to communicate effectively within these roles


Learning Outcomes:
1. Safely use common materials, fabrication tools, and theatrical equipment for the desired effect of theatrical design
2. Implement common theatrical production techniques
3. Describe the elements of theatrical design as they apply to the concepts and meanings of a script
4. Identify the effectiveness of each member’s role in a collaborative theatrical production
5. Communicate effectively within a collaborative theatrical production
6. Contribute to the overall outcome of theatrical production 

Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

MnTC: Goal 6