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
Methods 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.
Means of Assessment
|7 projects that demonstrate a basic skill in the fundamentals of drafting
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.
Acceptance to Stagecraft Program or permission of the Stagecraft Program Coordinator
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Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
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