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PAPD 211 Scenic Design I

Course Description: This course explores the fundamentals of scenic practices in the theatre and film through the exploration of a classic play. Students study visual design ideas and perform research to execute the design for a short play, including reading and interpretation of visual research, space and construction drawings, and the execution of a full set of drawings and model in 1/4" scale.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 221 Costume Design I

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen.

Course Description: This course focuses on the theory and practice of costume design for stage. Students explore and practice script and character analysis and learn research techniques. Through the steps of the costume designer process, students learn how to design costumes that work with the scenic and lighting elements on stage.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 231 Lighting Design I

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the theory and practice of stage lighting. Practical application includes the creation of light plots, focus charts and schedules, hook-ups, lighting cues, and cue sheets. Students will learn the process of lighting design in a ‘paper project’ format, and research visuals to use to support their design choices. Students then learn the fundamentals implementing their own lighting design plot with the backdrop of the scenic ground plans.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

PAPD 251 History of Costume and Decor I

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the histroy of costumes, architecture, interiors, and decoration from Prehistory to Jacobean period. This course is both lecture and discussion formatted. The discussions include how the clothing, interiors, architecture and decor were developed both aesthetically and techinically. The students design costumes or scenery for a play of their choice in any period covered in this course.

3 credits

PAPD 260 Acting for Production and Design

This course covers the basic principles of acting for designers and technicians to provide them a practical and hands-on understanding of the actor's process and tool kit. Students learn theatre games, character development, techniques to explore locations and environments, scene study methods and analysis.

3 credits

PAPD 271 Drafting I

Prerequisite: This course is open only to students majoring in Production and Design for Stage and Screen.

Course Description: This course is designed as an introduction to fundamental hand drafting and computer drafting practices in the theatre. The class will focus on studio class sessions. Basic principles of design composition will be developed during the semester.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

PAPD 272 Drafting II

Course Description: This course uses basic mechanical drawing skills for stage design, but incorporates the use of basic to intermediate levels ofVectorWorks for theatrical use. Students learn to draft 2D plans, sections, elevations, and specialized plots to communicate theatrical design ideas and how to organize these documents for printing and distribution. Students also receive an introduction to the creation of 3D objects and rendering.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 271 Minimum Grade of C

PAPD 273 Scenic and Costume Practicum I

Catalog Description: This course provides students with practical experience in scenic and costume design by offering the opportunity to design or assist on a production in the student's area of focus. This is the first in a series of three practicum courses, this first of which allows the student to hone design skills with significant faculty oversight.

1 credits

PAPD 274 Lighting and Sound Practicum I

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Production and Design for Stage and Screen major only.

Course Description: This course provides students with practical experience in lighting and sound design by offering the opportunity to design or assist on a production i the student's area of focus. This is the first in a series of three practicum courses, this first of which allows the student to hone design skills with significant faculty oversight.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

1 credits

PAPD 275 Makeup for the Theater II

Prerequisite: This course is open to students in Directing, Theatre, Acting, Commercial Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting in Film Television Commercials and Voice-Overs, and Actor majors only.

Course Description: This course is designed as the study of advanced techniques used in theatrical makeup. Students learn the processes of casting life masks and using these in creating latex and foamed latex makeup appliances. Additionally, students design full makeup based on these techniques and learn the processes used in the design creation, and maintenance of wigs and ventilated hair pieces. Safety procedures, awareness of toxic nature of materials, and orderly working methods are stressed throughout this course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAPD 171 Minimum Grade of D

PAPD 276 Theater Props

Course Description : This course provides an exploration of the rationale for the use of theatrical properties. As a practical application class, the course uses role and play analysis to project physical aspects of the production through props. Course Rotation:< /strong>Fall and Spring.

3 credits