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Course Information


Fall 2019

ENG 170

Instructors: Gordon Rice,
Credits: 4.0
CRN: 26135
Prerequisites: None
Location: TODD 202F
Day and Time: Monday and Wednesday 9:00am - 10:15am
First Class: Monday, September 10
Last Class: Monday, December 10
Labs: see instructor for details (60 hours minimum/semester)
Lab Location: Todd Theatre
First Lab: Friday, August 31 see instructor for details
Last Lab: see instructor for details
Note: Class meets in Todd 202F

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The creation of a contemporary theatrical production uses skills and talents across a wide range of disciplines: from carpentry to rigging, from painting to computer drafting, from electrical to audiovisual engineering for the stage. This introductory course will explore the theories, methods, and safe practice of set construction (including using power tools), rigging, stage lighting, drafting, sound, and scene painting. Students will work on actual productions staged by the Theatre Program during required labs that will be scheduled with the instructor.