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 theatre practicum sections per semester. Students must complete THE 214-216 before advancing to THE 219: Stage Management course. Following are the catalog descriptions of the practicum courses:
THE 211 Audience Management (1 hr)
Working with theatre faculty on tasks related to audience relations; including publicity and house management responsibilities during the run of a performance.
THE 212 Sound (1 hr)
Working with director on generating sound cue list, collecting sounds, and/or editing sound bits. Students will also set and patch sound equipment and operate the sound board for the run of a performance.
THE 213 Properties (1 hr)
Working with scenery designer to collect, purchase, or create the stage properties needed in a production. May include prop running duties backstage during the run of a performance.
THE 214 Costuming (1 hr)
Working with guest designer to construct, alter or find clothing and accessories for a production. May include wardrobe duties backstage during the run of a performance.
THE 215 Scenery (1 hr)
Working with scenery designer and technical director to construct or alter scenic elements for a production. May include set running duties backstage during the run of a performance.
THE 216 Lighting (1 hr)
Working with guest designer to hang and focus lighting equipment, write cues, and operate the light board for the run of a performance.