Audio Techniques I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Stagecraft & Event Technology
Course Code
STGE 2311
Credits
2.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
25
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces students to the basics of sound, wave theory and hearing and their relationship to theatre. The design, function, and interconnection of sound systems common to the performing arts will be studied.
Course Content
  1. Wave theory, sound terminology, and basic audio principles including hearing sound, pressure waves, frequency, intensity, reverberation, and acoustics.
  2. Role and responsibilities of the sound technician.
  3. Introduction to audio equipment in the Theatre including Microphones, Power Amps, Loud Speakers, Mixers, and ancillary Equipment.
  4. Set-up, connection, and running audio equipment.
Methods Of Instruction

Students will receive three hours of lecture/demonstration per week that includes independent work and one on one instruction.

Means of Assessment

Students are expected to be self-motivated and to demonstrate professionalism, which includes active participation, good attendance, punctuality, effective collaboration, and the ability to meet deadlines.

Sound Set-ups (Practical Lab work) 2x10%=20%
Professionalism 5 indicators at 2%= 10%
Cue Sheets 30%
Written tests 2x20% = 40%
Total 100%
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. learn and demonstrate safe working procedures when using equipment, tools and materials common to sound in the theatre.
  2. become familiar with the basic principles of sound and acoustics.
  3. learn and demonstrate the set up and running of sound equipment required for playback and reinforcement.
  4. become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the sound technician.
  5. develop a vocabulary of sound terminology.
Textbook Materials

Carter, Paul Douglas. Backstage Handbook. 3rd ed. Shelter Island, NY: Broadway Press, 1994.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Acceptance to the SET Program or permission of the SET Program Coordinator.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 2XXX (2) 2006/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG STGE 1210 (2) & DOUG STGE 1280 (3) & DOUG STGE 2300 (2) & DOUG STGE 2310 (2) & DOUG STGE 2311 (2) = SFU CA 1XX (7) & SFU CA 270 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (2) 2006/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU DRAM 2XX (3) 2006/09/01 to 2009/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU THTR 2XX (3) 2009/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) Any 2 of DOUG STGE 1100 (2) or DOUG STGE 2311 (2) or DOUG STGE 2312 (2) or DOUG STGE 2411 (2) = UBCO THTR 150 (3) & UBCO THTR 1st (1) 2006/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO VISA 2nd (2) 2005/05/01 to 2006/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 2nd (2) 2006/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG STGE 2311 (2) & DOUG STGE 2411 (2) = UBCV THTR 308 (3) 2006/09/01 to 2010/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC UNSP 2XX (2) 2004/09/01 to 2006/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC THEA 1XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2006/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU THEA 2nd (2) 2006/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32247
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Alfredson
Craig
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
25
13
12
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4100
9:30 - 12:20