Ron Stoffregen, Associate Professor/Technical Director
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THA 231 STAGECRAFT - SPRING 2007
8:50-9:55 A.M., MWF

SYLLABUS

COURSE OBJECTIVES: To introduce the student to basic stagecraft practices through lectures, labs, and practical experience. Various problems and solutions encompassing all aspects of technical theatre will be explored and discussed. 

ATTENDANCE: Attendance is required for all lectures. There will be NO MAKE-UP TESTS GIVEN. For each class missed you will have five (5) points removed from your final average. Attendance is required for all lab sessions. A penalty of ten (10) points will result from a missed lab. Attendance is required for all Mainstage productions. Attendance is required at all strikes

LABS: You will be required to schedule a two-hour studio session each week throughout the semester to work on assigned production projects. It is the intention that these projects be used as an opportunity to become involved in the technical aspects of theatre and to give the student a better understanding of the theatrical process of going from thoughts, concepts, and ideas, to lumber, paint, and light. Hours should work out to about 28 hours. Any extra hours you wish to put in will be considered extra credit and will help your final grade. The Lab grade is based on performance, not the number of hours. All lab sessions will meet in the scene shop. It is recommended that old and grubby clothes be worn on lab days since this is "hands on" experience. Hard shoes should be worn. It is highly suggested that students avail themselves of the University insurance program since no free coverage exists.

GRADES:

2 Semester Tests (Avg.) 40%
Lab Grade 25%
Drafting Project Grade 10%
Final Exam 25%
A 92-120   C 70-74
AB 86-91   D 65-69
B 80-85   F BELOW 64
BC 75-79      

TEXT: 
SCENE DESIGN AND STAGE LIGHTING, Parker & Wolf, 6 th ed.
BACKSTAGE HANDBOOK, Carter & Chaing 3rd Ed. 

Texts will be referred to during lecture and on exams.

PRODUCTIONS:  
World Goes ‘Round
 - February  23-25 & March 1-4  in Toland Theatre
Tale of the Mouse
  - March 28-31 in Frederick Theatre
bobrauschengamerica - April 20-22 & 26-29 in Toland Theatre

STRIKE:
World Goes ‘Round -March 4
Tale of the Mouse – March 31
bobrauschengamerica – April 29

DRAFTING KITS: Drafting kits are required for this class. These kits are available to you by the instructor. The kits are on "loan" to you for the duration of the semester. Drafting kits are to be returned, intact, at the end of the final exam period.

DISABILITY STATEMENT:  Any Student with a documented disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, or hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the instructor and the Disability Resource Services office (165 Murphy Library) at the beginning of the semester. Students who are currently using the Disability Resource Services office will have a copy of a contract that verifies they are qualified students with disabilities who have documentation on file in the Disability Resource Services office.

January 18, 2007