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.
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.
An introduction to the fundamental design concepts, techniques and processes common
to all areas of theatre production.
Design I Syllabus - coming soon
An introductory course in basic elements and techniques of design for scenery, costumes
and lighting for the theatre.
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
This course covers the art an techniques used in scenic painting.
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.
Prof. Tom Tutino instructs student Jessi Sprankle in the art of Scenic Painting.
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