TH-131/231: Stagecraft I & II
Course, prefix, number, & title: TH-131/231 Stagecraft I & II
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4 class hours (plus participation in departmental productions) each course
Credits: 3 each course
Pre-requisites (if any): For TH-231: TH-131 Stagecraft I
Co-requisites (if any): None
Course Description in college catalog:
Project based learning with a concentration on the principles of technical stagecraft; fabrication of scenery for the stage; proper mounting and handling of scenic elements; introduction to various scenic painting techniques; installation and manipulation of lighting and sound systems for the stage; fabrication of stage properties. Students are required to apply stagecraft skills to laboratory projects outside of class studio hours. Students in TH-231 are given more complex class and crew assignments.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
TH-131 Stagecraft I
TH-231 Stagecraft II
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
a. Demonstrate competency in the technical skills needed for preparations of design elements in stage technology.
b. Demonstrate mastery of stagecraft knowledge, skills, and tools required for entry into or advancement in the job market in their field.
c. Produce fabricated scenery for the stage.
d. Perform the proper mounting and handling of scenic elements.
e. Manipulate lighting and sound systems for the stage.
f. Integrate theoretical knowledge and technical skills in the creation and performance of collaborative and individual projects.
g. Demonstrate an understanding of a healthy and safe environment in theatre.
I. Engage in the creation and execution of works of theatre.
Concentration-specific outcomes: Technical Theatre
A. Employ stagecraft knowledge, skills, and tools.
B. Articulate the basic elements and interrelated processes of theatrical production.
C. Demonstrate knowledge of best practices and industry standards as they relate to theatrical production.
Required attireClothing that allows for a full range of movement for the work; no hats, heels, or jewelry. Clothing that will protect your person. Clothing that can get dirty. Sneakers or other closed toe shoes without heels.
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
High & low stakes performance
High & low stakes writing
High & low stakes testing
Jury Requirement: TH-231 Stagecraft II
This course is part of the department’s student jury assessment process. At the end of each semester, students present a capstone project, a demonstration of technique, for a panel of theatre faculty. Acting courses present a monologue, scene, or other demonstration of acting technique. Technical theatre courses present a portfolio of course content, or other demonstration of technical theatre technique. The jury provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work and for faculty to celebrate and assess progressive development.
Formal grading of the jury is left to the discretion of the course professor. The department’s course syllabus will identify if a course requires a jury presentation. The professor's course outline will identify how a jury presentation may impact the final course grade. The jury is scheduled outside of regular course meetings.
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.