This course is the fundamental technical theater course in the theater arts curriculum. There is a lecture and lab component to this course and students should be prepared to work hard as both scholars and crew members. During lab time student will learn how to correctly use tools and saws, develop a theatrical flat, paint sets using various techniques, recognize the basic parts of a lighting instrument, rig lighting, gel lighting, design a set and create a set model. Students will be introduced to the basics of set, light, and sound design while learning about the history of technical theater and how spectacle can be used most effectively. Students in play production will use their skills to develop the set, lights, and sound for the theatrical production that semester. In conjunction with students in the theater workshop courses Play Production students will lead the development of spectacle for the play.
PREREQUISITE(S): THR101, THR102, and THR105