Course Content and Outcomes Guide for TA 211 Effective Summer 2019
- Course Number:
- TA 211
- Course Title:
- Intermediate Technical Theatre
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionCovers intermediate elements of technical theatre directly associated with current performing arts production(s). Includes practical hands-on experience in a leadership role for one or more of the following: scenery, lighting, projection, sound, stage management and properties management. Prerequisites: TA 111 or instructor permission, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
SAC recommends this course for students wishing to further explore technical theatre roles in scenery, lighting, projection, media, sound, stage management and properties management.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
Perform and implement script analysis to glean visual information that applies to one of the following: scenery, lighting, props, sound and/or costumes.
As a team leader, apply technical theatre skills and knowledge to one or more specific areas: scenery, lighting, projection, sound, properties, and/or stage management.
Consider the pros and cons of each of the five traditional stage types (proscenium, thrust, arena, back box, and flexible/found space) to make a decision.
Produce scaled ground plan, section, and elevation drawings.
Produce two or more of the following: scaled working model, painted scenery, scenic elements, properties elements, light plot, sound plot, prompt book, production book, and/or projection plot.
Course Activities and Design
Activities May Include:
•Participate in weekly main stage production meetings
•Presentation of exemplar works
•Hands-on participation in TA production
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment shall include:
•An examination based on text readings and lecture materials
•A cumulative Team project
•Evaluation of participation in current TA Production
•Self Assessment/Evaluation paper
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The following skills are expected to successfully meet the minimum requirement of "C" or "Pass" for the course.
Understand the theatre facility, its pros & cons:
a. Proscenium stage
b. Arena stage
c. Thrust stage d. Flexible e. Found Space
Demonstrate safety & proficiency with theatrical equipment:
I. Scene shop & stage tools & equipment
IV. Lighting Equipment
V. Sound Equipment
VI. Projection Equipment
Demonstrate proficiency with Visual Communication in technical theatre
I. Ground plans
III. Construction drawings IV. Light Plot V. Sound Plot VI. Projection Plot
Participate as a small teamer Leader for the mainstage production in one of the following areas:Scenery, Lighting, Projection, Sound, Properties, Stage management.