Drafting for stage
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Max Class Size
Lecture: 12 hours per semester Studio: 36 hours per semester
Method(s) Of Instruction
Students will receive 1 to 1 ½ hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 ½ to 3 hours of studio that includes independent work and one-on-one instruction.
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of drafting for the performing arts. The role of the scenic designer in a production, basic theatre terminology and an introduction to perspective sketching will be included.
- The Scenic Designer’s role in the production
- Relationship with other members of the production team
- Required paperwork and other materials created by the designer for the production
- Basic Theatre jargon
- T-squares, triangles, scale rules
- Drafting fundamentals
Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of theatre terminology as a language for the course and program.
- Demonstrate the correct use of basic manual drafting equipment and correct working procedures.
- Understand the basic elements of drafting (ground plans, elevations, isometrics and cross sections) working to United States Institute of Theatre Technology standards.
- Describe the role of the scenic designer in a theatrical production.
- Communicate through sketching.
Means of Assessment
|7 projects that demonstrate a basic skill in the fundamentals of drafting||70%|
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.
Example: Gillette, Michael. Theatrical Design and Production. 3rd Ed. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing, 1997.
Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft Program Coordinator