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THR 296D Advanced Stagecraft

Course Description:This course is a continuation of THR 132, basic Stagecraft. Emphasis will be on the assembly, bracing, and moving of constructed scenery. Students wil learn proper and safe rigging practices on a variety of systems including hemp, counterweight, and motorized systems. A systematic investigation will be made of current and traditional approaches of moving scenery both for storage and for dynamic integration within the production. other areas of investigation will include properties of working in plastics and metal. Finally, the students will make an overview of the sequential progress of a complete production from drawings into the ship to the organization of the crews and shifts and the strike and storage.


3 credits