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Theatre Production & Admin Courses

1210
TPA

Stagecraft I

$29.00 lab fee Corequisite: TPA1290L. This course serves as an introduction to the technical aspects of theatre. It will provide a basic understanding of tools and their operation in set construction along with providing opportunities to apply that knowledge. In addition, this course will cover other backstage topics such as painting, AV hookup, and basic electrical safety.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1211
TPA

Stagecraft II

$11.00 lab fee Prerequisite: *TPA1210, *TPA1290L. Corequisite: TPA1291L. This class serves as an continuation of TPA1210 and TPA1290L. This class focus on advanced construction, rigging, and basic scenic sculpting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1220
TPA

Introduction to Stage Lighting

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of lighting the stage, including a basic introduction to electricity, stage lighting instrumentation and control, color science, and an introduction to lighting design to create theatrical mood and interpretation of a production. Work outside of class on productions is required. Students will serve on lighting crews for hands-on application of the classroom material.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1290L
TPA

Technical Theatre Lab I

Corequisite: *TPA1210. This lab provides students the opportunity to gain practical experience in the safe use of tools and equipment used in set construction. In addition, this course will provide students with opportunities to work backstage as production and run crew.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 3

1291L
TPA

Technical Theatre Lab II

Prerequisites: *TPA1210, *TPA1290L. This lab serves as a continuation of TPA1210 and TPA1290L allowing students to gain practical experience in technical theatre skills. This class will focus on set construction, rigging, and basic scenic sculpting.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 3

1340
TPA

Drafting for the Theatre I

Students will receive instruction on the use of AutoCAD 2015 drawing techniques and how to use them in theatrical application. Through instruction, exercises, and projects, students will demonstrate competence in the use of computer and hand drafting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2000
TPA

Theatre Design Basics

Prerequisite: THE2000. Basic design skills for scenic, lighting, and costume design using color, grayscale, textures, and symmetry to create a strong stage presence.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2070
TPA

Scenic Painting and Sculpting

$21.00 lab fee Prerequisite: *TPA1210. This course is an introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques used to paint and sculpt scenery for the theatre.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2072
TPA

Advanced Scenic Painting and Sculpting

$21.00 lab fee Prerequisite: *TPA2070. This course is an introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques used to paint scenery for the theatre. Assigned practical work in supervised production activities outside of class is required, with a minimum of 15 hours for the term.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2200
TPA

Stagecraft

$8.00 lab fee This course serves as an introduction to the technical aspects of theatre. It will provide a basic understanding of tools and their operation in set construction along with providing opportunities to apply that knowledge. In addition, this course will cover other backstage topics such as paint, rigging, and electrics.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2212
TPA

Sound for the Stage

This course is an introduction to the application and principles of theatre sound. The course includes training in the use and maintenance of theatre sound equipment, recording and editing sound effects, and training in electronic sound reinforcement.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2221
TPA

Advanced Stage Lighting

Prerequisite: *TPA1220. Corequisite: TPA2293L. This course is a continuation of TPA1220, Introduction to Stage Lighting, with more emphasis on lighting design, and for developing a lighting design portfolio. Work outside of class on productions is required. Qualified students will be given design assignments on productions.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2292L
TPA

Technical Theatre Lab III

Prerequisite: *TPA1291L. This course focuses on developing crew heads and team leaders within the program. Students will be assigned crew role based on the needs of the upcoming GCSC productions and student's chosen area of focus. Students in TPA2292L are expected to serve as leaders and mentors to students currently enrolled in TPA1290L and TPA1291L. While, this course continues to expand the students technical skills and knowledge, there is a high degree of focus on problem solving and applying the knowledge gained in TPA1290L/1291L in the unpredictable backstage environment.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 3

2293L
TPA

Technical Theatre Lab IV

Prerequisite: *TPA1291L. The course includes practical experience in the backstage operations of a theatre. The course will emphasize skills in working independently with a high level sense of responsibility for the work assigned. The concentration of this course will vary depending on the skills of students and the needs of the theatre.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 3

2341
TPA

Drafting for Theatre II

Prerequisite: *TPA1340. Students will receive instruction on the use of AutoCad 2015 drawing techniques and how to apply them to theatrical applications. Through instruction, exercises and projects, students will gain confidence in the use of computer drafting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2930
TPA

Special Topics in Entertainment Technologies

This class is offered for qualifying students in their final semester before graduation with the A.S. degree in Entertainment Technology. Students will produce work, both individually and in small groups, to demonstrate their competencies in all areas within the program. Individual projects will be designed for students to showcase their strengths as well as to improve upon their weaknesses. These projects will be assessed by members of the instructional program, fellow students, and invited industry professionals. Permission of instructor is required.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

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