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Course Descriptions

THE 111 - Introduction to Technical Theatre

3 Credits

An introductory, broad-based study of technical theatre. Historical applications, production research, and color theory will be applied to the areas of stage lighting, scenery construction, sound design, and stage rigging. Practical emphasis will be placed on the use of tools and equipment specific to technical aspects of a theatrical production. Course requirements include an assignment on a theatre production.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Arts

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze historical techniques and color theory as it relates to theatrical production design, rigging, and construction
2. Identify the necessary hardware and materials used in scenic construction, sound design, lighting design, and stage rigging
3. Demonstrate the proper use of the tools and materials needed to construct the scenic elements of a theatrical show
4. Demonstrate effective teamwork in technical theatre as part of the process of mounting a production
5. Write a critique of the technical aspects of the semester’s theatrical production based on dramatic and aesthetic effects
6. Appraise the level of quality in a theatrical production in regard to industry standards of technical criteria of success in set design, construction, lighting, sound, costumes, and properties

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023