THEA 1530-001 Stagecraft II
Spring 2011 Syllabus
MWF 10:25-11:20am - Brooks Gym 121
SCENE SHOP INSTRUCTOR: COSTUME SHOP INSTRUCTOR:
Melissa Shafer Karen Brewster
Office: Brooks Gym 116 Office: Brooks Gym 116
Office Hours: by appointment Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 439-5837 Phone: 439-5827
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Objective: The Stagecraft I & II courses are intended to introduce the student to prop, scenery, lighting, and costume production and to the tools, materials, construction techniques, mechanical drawings, and stage machinery used in these areas of theatrical production.
As a result of taking this course the student will be able to:
· Identify the materials used for building clothing and sets in the Theatrical Costume Shop and Scene Shop.
· Understand the physical layout of the Theatrical Costume Shop, Scene Shop, and the ETSU stage spaces.
· Understand the Technical Rehearsal and Strike processes.
· Handle Costume Shop, Scene Shop, and stage lighting tools and equipment safely and effectively.
· Handle paints, solvents, and other chemicals safely and effectively.
· Know how to approach the basic 2D and 3D set building processes.
· Know how to approach the basic patterning and costume building processes.
· Understand how the varied crafts of the stage interrelate and ultimately combine to create the art form we know as Theatre.
Theatrical Design and Production, An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume,
and Makeup. McGraw-Hill, 6th edition. J. Michael Gillette. ISBN 978-0073514192
(older editions are acceptable)
The Costume Technician’s Handbook. Heinemann Educational Books, Inc. 3rd edition. Rosemary Ingham &
Liz Covey. ISBN 978-0325004778
Required Supplies: Work gloves, work clothes, hearing protection, eye protection, pencils.
Teaching Methods for this course:
This course is web–enhanced. Students are expected to regularly access the online Desire to Learn (D2L) course site for daily updates, assignments, and grades. The address for Desire to Learn access is https://elearn.etsu.edu/. Helpful information about D2L can be found at http://www.etsu.edu/d2l/.
If you have difficulty with the technology you may also contact the Office of Information Technology Student Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 439-5648.
· This class will be divided into two groups. Group A will study costume technology with Karen Brewster during the first half of the semester and lighting/scenery technology with Melissa Shafer during the second half of the semester. Group B will study with Melissa the first half and Karen the second half of the semester. The instructors will assign you to a group on the first day of class. Please do not whine about group assignments. Each half of the semester will be given equal weight in the final course grade.
SA 2/5 LOAD-IN for A Midsummer Night’s Dream BF Theatre @ 10:00am
SU 2/27 STRIKE for A Midsummer Night’s Dream BF Theatre @ 4:00pm
Times Are Subject To Change—updates will be announced in class and posted on D2L
(Grade reduced ½ step for every unexcused absence beyond 2.)
· Work clothes are strongly suggested. Your clothes will get spattered with paint and snagged on nails, so please wear appropriate clothing in the scene shop as well as the costume shop. You may leave a set of work clothes in the production office.
· Bare feet, sandals, pumps, and clogs are not allowed. Please wear shoes or boots.
· Long hair should be tied back and jewelry should not be worn.
· During required workdays, the instructors reserve the right to send students away if they are not properly attired and it will count as an unexcused absence.
Costume Grade 45%
(Quiz #1 5%)
(Quiz #2 5%)
(Quiz #3 5%)
(Quiz #4 5%)
Lighting/Scenery Grade 45%
(Quiz #1 5%)
(Quiz #2 5%)
(Quiz #3 5%)
(Quiz #4 5%)
Load-in participation 5%
Strike participation 5%
Extra Credit Opportunities:
· This course adheres to the tenets of Academic Honesty. Any infractions will be dealt with appropriately.
· As this course involves hands-on work, all safety rules must be observed. In case of accident notify the instructor immediately. It is strongly recommended that you carry health insurance and keep your health insurance identification handy at all times.
· Any student who may need an accommodation based on disability; please make an appointment to see Karen Brewster or Melissa Shafer during office hours or after class. A Faculty Accommodation Form from Disability Services authorizing your accommodations is required.
· ETSU Syllabus Attachment: http://www.etsu.edu/reg/academics/syllabus.aspx
This site contains many items of useful information such as fee due dates, drop and add deadlines, student career and support services, and the university calendar just to name a few.
2011 COURSE SCHEDULE for Group A:
SS= Scene Shop—Brooks Gym 121
CS= Costume Shop—Brooks Gym 120
BF= Bud Frank Theatre located in 1st Floor Gilbreath Hall
104= 104 Brooks Gym
F 1/14 SS/CS Course Introduction
M 1/17 CS Sewing Machines Chapter 5 Ingham/Covey
W 1/19 CS Sewing Machines Threading Quiz/Quiz 1
F 1/21 CS Machine Stitching
M 1/24 CS Machine Stitching
W 1/26 CS Machine Stitching
F 1/28 CS Machine Stitching Machine Sewing Sampler due/Quiz 2
M 1/31 CS Patterns
W 2/2 CS Sewing Project
F 2/4 CS Sewing Project
M 2/7 CS TBA
W 2/9 CS TBA
F 2/11 CS TBA
M 2/14 CS Sewing Project
W 2/16 CS Sewing Project
F 2/18 CS Sewing Project
Attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream February 17th- 19th and 24th – 26th at 7:30pm and February 27th at 2:00pm in the Bud Frank Theatre.
M 2/21 104 Post Mortem A Midsummer Night’s Dream
W 2/23 CS Sewing Project
F 2/25 CS Sewing Project Sewing Project due/Quizzes 3 & 4
Attendance at A Midsummer Night’s Dream strike is required on February 27th at 4:30pm (time is subject to change).
M 2/28 104 Midterm Exam
W 3/2 No Class - SETC
F 3/4 No Class - SETC
M 3/14 104 Drafting Conventions Chapter 7 Mechanical Draftings
W 3/16 104 Lighting Design Chapter 14 Gillette
F 3/18 104 Electrical Theory and Practice Chapter 15 Gillette /Quiz 1
M 3/21 TBA
W 3/23 TBA
F 3/25 TBA
Attend The Third Annual Spring Dance Concert at 7:30pm on March 31st, April 1st and 2nd in the VA Memorial Theatre.
M 3/28 BF Lighting Production Chapter 16 Gillette
W 3/30 BF Lighting Production
F 4/1 BF Lighting Production Quiz #2
M 4/4 104 Dance Concert Post Mortem
W 4/6 BF Lighting Production
F 4/8 BF Lighting Production
M 4/11 BF Lighting Production
W 4/13 BF Lighting Production
F 4/15 BF Lighting Production Quiz #3
M 4/18 BF Lighting Production
W 4/20 BF Lighting Production
F 4/22 BF Lighting Production Quiz #4
M 4/25 TBA
W 4/27 TBA
F 4/29 TBA
W 5/4 104 8:00am - 10:00am FINAL EXAM
Do Not Be Late! We will not give tests to anyone arriving late to the final.