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THTR 1012 - Practicum in Stage Technology

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: In this course students will work in one or more areas of theatre production to gain knowledge, skills, and experience in areas such as lighting, sound, costuming, scenery, properties, stage management, house management, or other areas of stage production. By arrangement, students may work in a variety of areas such as scene shop, costume shop, light booth, or auditorium. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. Students may take this course up to four times and receive academic credit.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor prior to accepting an assignment.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Basic vocabulary and etiquette for backstage, and whatever specific area a student is assigned to: scene shop, costume shop/ready room, light booth and lighting positions, front of house, backstage, or alternate rehearsal spaces
  2. Knowledge necessary to complete tasks as assigned by a crew supervisor, director, or faculty member
  3. Overview of expectations for building crews, running crews, stage management or other positions
  4. Overview of safety issues for each area of theatre participation
  5. Overview of theatre production facilities at Century College

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the importance of time management and responsibility required in theatre arts.
  2. articulate how their specific work in their assigned area contributed to the staging of the work and the performance as a whole.
  3. discuss the collaborative aspects of theatre.
  4. demonstrate basic vocabulary of the technical area to which they were assigned.

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