STAGECRAFT CLASS

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

"Stagecraft" is a hands-on course in which students learn about, and participate in, scenic design/construction and various other backstage roles in theatre.

COURSE VALUES:  Collaboration, Creativity, Problem-Solving, Trust

SYLLABUS

STAGECRAFT CLASS SCHEDULE:

(for Face-to-Face AND Absence LEARNING)

Unit 1:  THE STAGE & BUILD BASICS

WEEK 1:  August 25-27, 2021                 Welcome / The "world of the play" / Types of Stages

WEEK 2:  Aug. 30 - Sept 2, 2021             Fastening Tools / Measuring & Cutting Tools / Painting Tools

WEEK 3:  September 7-10, 2021            The Performance Space / Flats & Platforms

WEEK 4:  September 13-17, 2021          Building Flats & Platforms

WEEK 5:  September 20-24, 2021          Review Games /  Summative Quiz

   

Unit 2:  BACKSTAGE ROLES IN THEATRE  

WEEK 6:  Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2021            What's UP There?  Lighting & Fly Lines 

WEEK 7:  October 6-8, 2021                   What's UP There?  Lighting & Sound 

WEEK 8:  October 11-15, 2021              What's BACK There?  Stage Management, Props, & Running Crew  

WEEK 9:  October 18-22, 2021              What's BACK There?  Stage Management / Props (and Set Building)

WEEK 10:  October 25-29, 2021            What's BACK There?  Costumes (and Set Building)

WEEK 11:   November 1-5, 2021           What's BACK There?  Make-up & Hair (and Set Building)

WEEK 12:   November 8-12, 2021         What's OUT There?   House Management (and Set Building)

Unit 3:  SCENIC DESIGN (& SET CONSTRUCTION)          

WEEKS 13-14: Nov 15-19 & 22-23       Intro to Scenic Design / Literal vs. Figurative Design / Reading a Script / Needs of the Script 

       Musical Soundtracks (Scripts are provided in weeks 13-15)

WEEK 15:   Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2021         Research / Inspiration 

WEEK 16:   December 6-10, 2021         Design Concept 

WEEK 17:   December 13-17, 2021       Napkin Sketches 

WEEK 18:   January 3-7, 2022                Final Musical Design Project Presentation Preparation / Design Meetings with Instructor

WEEK 19:   January 10-14, 2022            Final Project PRESENTATIONS

WEEK 20:   January 18-21, 2022            Course Reflection  / Goodbyes