THTR 170: Production & Adminstration

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Basic, comprehensive basic coverage of the elements of theater production and administration: stage types/rigging, lighting/sound, costumes, sets, makeup, theater management, box office, ticketing, and publicity. Students apply concepts and techniques of stage craft and stage administration by working with a production team in a professional, performing arts setting.

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  • Week 1: Orientation to stage production, types of stages, stage rigging & operation
  • Week 2-3: Stage lighting/sound: Design, instrument types & usage, light/sound board operation
  • Week 4: Box office & front of house: Management, ticketing, event management
  • Week 5-6: Costumes: Design, construction, and management
  • Week 7: Stage management: Role of the stage manager and backstage crew
  • Week 8-9: Set construction
  • Week 9-10: Stage makeup
  • Week 11: Review and prepare for final & final project