Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for TA 212 Effective Fall 2019

Course Number:
TA 212
Course Title:
Intermediate Scenic Design
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Provides an opportunity to design for the stage with a hands-on approach to construction, scenic design, and stage rigging. Prerequisites: TA 112 or instructor approval, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Perform script analysis and organize documentation in order to glean information necessary for the design.
  • Produce essential design documents including ground plans, sectional drawings, construction drawings, elevations, and painting samples.
  • Apply the scenic process from page to stage.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment shall include:

  • An examination based on the text readings and lecture materials.

  • A group of scaled drawings, including: ground plan, sectionals and construction drawings.

  • A cumulative final scenic design project.

  • At least two of the following additional measures:

a. Graded homework
b. Group projects  
c. Attendance and participation  
d. Shop projects  
e. Participation in the technical crew for the mainstage production  

  • Develop a scenic design from an assigned play script.

Assessment Basis:

  • Evaluation of the design and building of props, scenery, lighting and costumes for the mainstage show.

  • Successful performance of the selected/assigned tech crew position for the mainstage show.