Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Stage Design Theory & Practice

 Title Abbreviation:   STAGE DESIGN THEORY/PRAC

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    162

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

This class covers the process of design as it relates to the theater. Students will explore the use of basic design principles along with the practical aspects of the theater.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize and utilize the basic elements of design in the theatre.
  2. Use script analysis for the conception of a set and lighting design.
  3. Effectively communicate a design concept by means of written, oral, and visual presentations.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to basic design elements.
  2. Script analysis as it pertains to the visual design of a show.
  3. Research methods.
  4. Creating thumbnail perspective sketches.
  5. Creation of design concepts and scenarios.
  6. Techniques of model making.
  7. Drafting a ground plan.
  8. The functions of a lighting designer.
  9. Articulating a lighting design concept.
  10. Lighting instrumentation.
  11. The properties of color and light