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TPA

TPA 1232C   INTRODUCTION TO COSTUME CONSTRUCTION

credits: 3  

This course # was formerly TPA 1230C; new # effective 8/20/12. This course offers an introductory study of costume construction techniques including work with costume shop equipment, fabrics, pattern drafting and fabric dyeing and decoration. The course is designed to prepare the student to perform the responsibilities needed to work in and also maintain a costume shop. Through a working knowledge of costume construction, the student shall understand costume shop hierarchy and the importance of the costume construction in the professional and educational theatre. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2200C   STAGECRAFT I

credits: 3  
This course introduces the student to the technical aspects of theatre operations. Through classroom lectures and laboratory practice, the student will gain skills in the fundamentals of scenery construction, painting and rigging. Participation in a public performance is required. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2204C   STAGECRAFT II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: TPA 2200C or permission of program administrator. This is a continuation of Stagecraft I, with an emphasis on more advanced construction techniques and problem solving with an introduction to theatrical drafting techniques and Computer Aid-Drafting (CAD). Students will serve in supervisory capacities on productions. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2290   TECHNICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

credits: 1-3  
This is a course enabling participants in the production operations of a public performance to receive academic credit for their contributions. Through such participation, the student acquires practical skills in such areas of theatre as designs, scene construction, lighting, sound and music, stage crew work, costumes, makeup and house management. May be repeated up to 12 credit hours. Credit will be awarded according to the difficulty of the tasks. Approximately 47 contact hours per credit.

TPA 2600C   INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This is a course designed to prepare the student to perform the responsibilities of a stage manager for a theatrical production, including organization, delegation, scheduling, and personnel management. Through a working knowledge of stage management, the student shall understand theatre hierarchy and the importance of the stage manager in the professional and educational theatre. 47 contact hours and a minimum of 45 lab hours. Additional hours may be required during production weeks.

TPA 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Dean Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.


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