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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Theatre (THEA)

THEA 131 Introduction to Theatre Sound and Lighting Technology (3) Introduction to the methods, materials, equipment, facilities, concepts and processes used to create theatre lighting and sound.

THEA 131 Introduction to Theatre Sound and Lighting Technology (3)

This course will familiarize students with the methods, materials, equipment, facilities, concepts and processes used to create theatre sound and lighting. The emphasis of this course will be on the physical process that results in the production of both lighting and sound. Lecture topics include:
Mixers
Connectors & Cable
Playback vs. Reinforcement
Safety & Hanging Lights
Focusing, Circuits and Dimmers
Instrument types, Qualities of Light

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 technical theatre courses enable our students to converse intelligently with all 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.