DRAMA 1330
Stagecraft I

Western Texas College
Department of Drama

  1. Basic Course Description of Drama 1330 Stagecraft I:  Study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production which may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management.
  2. Prerequisites: None
  3. Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
    1. Apply a vocabulary and knowledge of the environment, tools, and skills required to mount a theatrical production.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the variety of work required to mount a theatrical production.
    3. Describe the collaborative nature of production within theatre arts.
  4. Major Course Requirements:
    1. Performance Quizzes:  Students will evaluate the production design choices of 2 productions in written essays.
    2. Midterm and Final: The midterm and final are 5 paragraph essays evaluating the particular dominant design style of one production.
    3. Homework:  Students will research sources to select final production elements for their particular assignment for a particular production – set, costume, sound, etc.. 
  5. Books and other Course Materials: Theatrical Design and Production,  J. Michael Gillette (contact instructor for edition)
  6. Other Policies:  Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
    7. Departmental policy regarding late/make up work: No late or makeup work will be accepted.
  1. Stagecraft I Schedule
Unit 1 Tool and Shop safety, Tool use.
Unit 2 Construct and assemble first production and analysis of production process.
Unit 3 Midterm – analysis of first production process.
Unit 4 Personal design for 2nd production.
Unit 5 Construct and assemble second production and analysis of production process.
Unit 6 Final, Analysis of 2nd production process.

 

 

Last Modified: August 18, 2015