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DRAM 240  Introduction to Theatre Production I  Units: 3.00  
A theoretical and practical introduction to technical production including various elements of theatre space, design and construction, ground plans, and stage management. Students will be trained in software for performance design following international drafting standards.
NOTE Design Software (Vectorworks) and/or other materials: estimated cost $45.
NOTE Students in the DRAM Major or a Joint Honours Plan are strongly encouraged to take DRAM 246/1.5 in their second year concurrently with DRAM 240/3.0.
Learning Hours: 120 (18 Lecture, 18 Laboratory, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 2 or above and registration in a COCA, DRAM, MAPP, or MUSC Plan) or registration in the MUTH Plan.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify elements of theatre space; and analyze stage configurations that support community activation.
  2. Interpret ground plans from a design sketch of a theatrical production and generate ground plans using computer assisted design (CAD), specifically VectorWorks.
  3. Interpret stage carpentry plans to assemble a project.
  4. Develop a stage management prompt-book for a production using applied theory through collaboration.
  5. Demonstrate collaborative skills and creative community to envision theatre space, organize theatre space, and communicate in the theatrical arts quotidian.