Oct 26, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DT 106 - Introduction to Stagecraft

Credit Hours: 3

A study of technical theatre involving design for the set, lighting, makeup and costume with emphasis on the practical techniques essential to realizing those designs. The course will include stage construction and set painting, lighting techniques and practice, as well as methods for makeup and costume construction.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- The Arts.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand the concept of scene design and its relationship to the play and the theater;
  • understand the fundamentals of scene design, composition, space, unity, and interest;
  • analyze a play and develop a design idea from a written script;
  • develop the design idea with sketches, renderings, and models;
  • produce working drawings for the design including floor plans, sections, and elevations;
  • execute the design, construct and paint the scenery, and handle its movement properly;
  • work in a scene shop and understand the methods and materials involved in building and painting scenery, stage properties and special effects;
  • understand the function, quality, and color of light and its effect on the actor and the set;
  • use stage lighting instruments and dimmer control systems; and
  • design a lighting plan for a typical production on a proscenium or arena stage.


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