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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Theatre (THEA)

THEA 130 Introduction to Theatre Scenic and Costume Technology (3) Introduction to the methods, materials, equipment, concepts and processes involved in the construction of scenery and costumes for the theatre.

THEA 130 Introduction to Theatre Scenic and Costume Technology (3)

This course will familiarize students with the methods, materials, equipment, concepts, and processes involved in the construction of scenery and costumes for the theatre. The emphasis of this course will be on the physical process that results in the production of both scenery and costumes. Lecture topics include:
Soft Goods Layout and Construction
Basic Flat Layout and Construction
Dimensional Scenery
Rigging and Paint
The Costume Shop/The Big Picture
Designer's Sketch to Wearable Costume
Hand Sewing Techniques
Sewing Techniques/The Sewing Machine

In addition to lectures, students will be expected to participate in hands-on laboratory activities that will reinforce and inform the classroom theory. These activities will give students an opportunity to apply the principles they will learn in the lecture component.

These courses enable our students to converse intelligently with all of the members of the theatre community, regardless of their specific theatre emphasis. Students will develop a fundamental understanding of the relationship between the various areas of theatre production.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.