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.


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.

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.