Students will receive 1 to 1 ½ hours of lecture/demonstration followed by 2 ½ to 3 hours of shop per week, including independent work and one-on-one instruction.
- working drawings
- forces on rigging
- load calculations
- natural, synthetic and wire rope
- flying techniques, block and fall, counter-weight system
- materials, pipe, channel
- welding basics, gas and electric
- 2D and 3D scenery
- deck design, load calculations and construction
- staircases, trusses and beams, turntables and wagons
Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- Learn and demonstrate safe working procedures when using equipment, tools and materials common to scene construction.
- Learn the use of a variety of construction materials and demonstrate the theatrical construction techniques by which they are used.
- Develop creative problem solving skills through use of advanced construction techniques materials.
|Drafting and problem solving in deck design||25%|
|Problem solving in rigging||20%|
|Final project that combines the elements of instruction||25%|
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.
- Gillette, Michael. Theatrical Design and Production. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing (current edition)
- Carter, Paul. Backstage Handbook. Shelter Island: Broadway Press (current edition)
- CSA Grade 1 Green Triangle Safety Footwear.
Enrolment in SET program or permission of instructor