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Course Information


Spring 2019

ENG 171

Instructors: Gordon Rice,
Credits: 4.0
CRN: 25410
Prerequisites: None
Location: TODD 202F
Day and Time: Monday 9:00am - 11:40am
First Class: Monday, January 28
Last Class: Monday, April 29
Labs: see instructor for details (60 hours minimum/semester)
Lab Location: Todd Theatre
First Lab: 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.