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THTR2130 – Design for the Stage pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 6. This course introduces students to the concepts, processes and practices common to the design of stage scenery, lighting, sound and costumes. Students will study and apply aesthetic principles and graphic skills involved in theatrical design. Students will develop research and rendering methods. This course will emphasize design skills as a communication tool in the collaborative process of theatrical production. Each student will be required to learn and observe safety rules in the scene shop, lighting and sound booth, and other relevant technical areas. Production work hours may be required.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Identify set, lighting, audio and costume equipment used in the theatre.
  2. Operate tools and equipment while observing safety rules.
  3. Use terms and principles learned in class to discuss the fundamentals of stage design and renderings.
  4. Justify in oral and written form what constitutes effective design in stage scenery, lighting, sound and costuming.
  5. Describe how design elements contribute to atmosphere, theme, character, style and mood in theatrical productions and enrich the meaning of drama.
  6. Compare major historical, cultural, stylistic and technological developments in stage design elements.
  7. Utilize problem-solving skills by drafting multiple design renderings and then selecting the most appropriate style and materials for application.
  8. Identify the materials, supplies and technology used in design for the theatre.
  9. Generate an informed personal reaction to design elements in a theatrical production.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (2) Critical Thinking
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts

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