Western Kentucky University

Scenic Design & Technology Courses

Stagecraft

Here, students learn the basic fundamentals of scenic construction. Subjects such as tools, materials, proper methods, and shop safety are covered. Other subjects include; hardware, rigging, automation, and hand drafting. Students are also given the opportunity to turn knowledge learned in the classroom into practical experience by working alongside fellow classmates and instructors in the Scene Shop.
Stagecraft Syllabus 
 

Rigging

Students enrolled in this course will learn the basic skills of theatrical rigging. Discussion topics include; proper techniques and procedures, materials, strength analysis, knots, and system inspections. Hands-on experience is gained by completing lab hours in the scene shop; assisting in the construction and installation of main-stage productions.
Rigging Syllabus 

 

Design I

An introduction to the fundamental design concepts, techniques and processes common to all areas of theatre production.
Design I Syllabus - coming soon

 

Design II

An introductory course in basic elements and techniques of design for scenery, costumes and lighting for the theatre.
 

Stage Design

This course presents basic principles for designing theatre scenery. The student will create designs for three plays, including one complete design with drafting, sketches and a model.

 

Rendering for Theatre

This one semester course covers rendering for scenic, costume, and lighting design while exploring a variety of artistic media and techniques.
Rendering for Theatre Syllabus


Scenic Painting

This course covers the art an techniques used in scenic painting.

 

Historic Decor

A study of the historic decor of the major periods of theatrical production and the problems of the costumed actor, with manners and movements of the respective periods.
 

Scenic Painting ClassProf. Tom Tutino instructs student Jessi Sprankle in the art of Scenic Painting.

 Last Modified 7/19/13