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Fall 2018

ENG 170
TECHNICAL THEATRE

Instructors: Gordon Rice, g.rice@rochester.edu
Credits: 4.0
CRN: 26093
Prerequisites: None
Location: TODD 202F
Day and Time: Monday 9:00am - 11:40am
First Class: Monday, September 12
Last Class: Monday, December 12
Labs: see instructor for details; 60 hours minimum/semester
Lab Location: Todd Theatre
First Lab: TBD
Last Lab: TBD
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.