Stagecraft II Syllabus for 2021-2022
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DRAM-2331-001 Stagecraft II


Course Description

Continued study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production which may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound and theatrical management.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 3 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information




2 Sheets of 18" x 24" Vellum
2-1" loose-leaf notebooks with dividers (sheet protectors optional)

Student Performance

(minimum competencies)

After studying the material presented in this course of study, the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program.

1. Recognize and properly use lighting instruments, media, and related equipment.
3. Understand basic lighting and sound techniques that can be applied to any production.
4. Utilize and understand theatrical terminology.
5. Apply basic drafting and design skills.
6. Compile production- and prompt-books for stage managing.This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basics of theatrical lighting, sound, and stage management. Through demonstration and practice, the theatre major or interested student will be able to apply knowledge from this course to the real-world production of plays at this school and at other venues.

Extensive demonstration, terminology, and review of safety procedures will give the student a comfortable and confident understanding of technical procedures used in the backstage workings of the theatre.

A look at drafting and design will give the student a taste for production design as well as the ability to read light plots and paperwork to understand them.

Finally, the organizational and collaborative skills of stage management will be reviewed.

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Expected Student Behavior

Proper attire should be worn to class as much of the instruction is laboratory based. No shorts, dresses, skirts, sandals, slippers,high-heeled footwear, or long/excessive jewelry permitted. Long hairshould be kept back/up out of the face.

Grading Criteria

Project 1: Sound = 20%
Project 2: Lighting = 20%
Stage Management = 25%
Critique = 15%
Tests = 20%
A = 90-100 overall competency percentage
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59
Makeup of missed tests and/or exams are left to the discretion of the instructor and only upon receipt of documentation justifying absence. Details to be discussed on first day of class.


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18      Introduction.  Syllabus review.  Script Discussion.

19     Sound Equipment Overview

20     Sound Design Discussion (Concept Statement, Inspirational Piece)

24     Concept Statement 1st Draft at first of class

        Sound Score, Cue Sheets Discussion

25     VectorWorks Sound Demo

         Sound Project Begin

26-31     Sound Project: Independent work


1     Sound Project:  Independent work

02     Sound Presentations

         Test 1 Due before 11:59pm

03     Lighting Instruments 

07     Lighting consoles

         Lighting Concept Project Discussion

08     Lighting Design Concept Statement and Inspirational Piece 1st Draft due at first of class   

08-10     VectorWorks Lighting demo

14-21   Lighting Project: Independent Work     

22     Lighting Project Presentations

         Test 2 due before 11:59pm

23     Stage Management Discussion

24     Blocking Notation and StageWrite Discussion

28     Stage Management Project Discussion

         Stage Management Project: Begin


01-08     Stage Management: Independent work

 01        Critique: A Doll's House: Part 2 Due Before 11:59pm

09     Turn in Stage Management Projects between 10:30am - 11:45am         

Additional Information

Syllabus Created on:

01/03/22 1:38 PM

Last Edited on:

01/04/22 11:29 AM