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Course Information


Fall 2019

ENG 172

Instructors: Gordon Rice,
Credits: 4.0
CRN: 26141
Prerequisites: None
Location: TODD 202F
Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday 11:05am - 12:20pm
First Class: Thursday, August 30
Last Class: Tuesday, December 11
Labs: Labs are required; See instructor for details
Lab Location: Todd Theatre
First Lab: Friday, August 31
Last Lab: see instructor for details
Note: Class meets in Todd 202F

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Lighting and sound provide theatre productions with critical, complex and nuanced effects that tell stories as eloquently as words. This course exposes students to the mechanics and aesthetics of lighting and sound design for the theatre. Students gain a thorough understanding of lighting and sound equipment, procedures, safety, and how these fascinating elements contribute to creating and enriching the theatrical event. Students work actively with these technologies on productions, getting valuable practical experience. There is a required lab component that will be scheduled with the instructor.