THE 313- Students will research and create costume lists, costume and makeup plots, and fully rendered costume design plates of their designs.  Basic sewing techniques will be covered. Students will also apply makeup to themselves and document the process with photos. Students will create a portfolio of design work that will be used at the portfolio review at the final exam period.   Taking THE 210: Introduction to Stagecraft in advance of this course is helpful but not required.  Those students who are not certified on tools used for assignments in the class will gain those skills in class.


The three Design and Production courses in the theater major cover materials concerning the design and construction of technical elements of a theatrical performance. Students learn design theories, study works by historic and current designers, create and execute their own designs and learn how to prepare presentations of designs.  Students examine designers, new technologies and live theatre performances.  For THE 312, Scenery & Props are the areas covered, in THE 313 Costumes & Makeup designs is the topic, and Lighting and Sound design is the focus of THE 314.  For each course students create portfolios of all design work and present and defend their designs in a final exam portfolio review.

 


THE 314- Students will research and create lighting and sound plots, edit and mix sound elements, select color and pattern media and figure cue sheets. Students will also gain experience hanging and focusing stage lighting fixtures. They will create a portfolio of design work that will be used at the portfolio review at the final exam period. Taking THE 210 in advance of this course is helpful but not required. Those students who are not certified on tools and equipment used for assignments in the class will gain those skills in class.


This course introduces students to the fundamental practices of performing work onstage and backstage in theater. Topics covered are the safe use of tools and stage equipment, basic scenery, props, and costume construction techniques, basic lighting hang and focus and sound practices, and publicity and marketing methods. The healthy lifestyle of theatre artists also will be discussed. This class is a prerequisite for THE 213-216 and THE 310.

Through consultation with the professor and peer mentoring, students will be introduced to techniques used to produce the technical needs of a live theatre performance. Students also staff the area or operate the control board associated with the registered course during a production on the regular theatre season. Except under rare circumstances, students may sign up for no more than two stagecraft sections per semester. Students must complete all six tasks before advancing to THE 310: Stage Management course.