Students will be introduced to the nature of technical production, its many areas, its specific jobs, as well as its integral connection to the creation of theatre. This course will place emphasis on the fundamental technical elements of lighting, costuming and sound. Practical projects will include; creating lighting plots, examining luminaries and lighting control consoles, costume material buying, costume construction, sewing and wardrobe maintenance. The sound section will include assembling sound systems, recording and editing sound effects.
Student evaluation will be based on participation in lecture and lab components, acquisition of skills, attitude, plus several completed assignments, including the following:
A Lighting Plot and associated paperwork created using CAD.
A Sound Plot, including sound samples.
An introductory level, sewn item and costuming management documents.