This course is designed to provide students with the advanced tools and application techniques needed to pursue careers in the theatrical, cinematic, and professional makeup FX industries. This course serves as a continuation, building on the Intro to Stage Makeup course, and one in which a student will be introduced to a variety of FX techniques for stage and film. Combined with credit DRTE-2374.
A study of the principles and techniques of costume design and construction for the stage. Review of the costume designer's duties and responsibilities, and a brief overview of costume history. Combined with credit DRAM-1342.
Focuses on students gaining an expert level understanding of design and interpretive tools used by entertainment technicians and designers. Topics will include drafting practices, drawing and modeling tools, document organization, and entertainment industry specific CAD tools. Students will complete a series of progressively challenging drafting projects in class with instructor support to develop their understanding of the drafting program as well as drafting principles in the entertainment industry. Combined with credit DRTE-1375.
A survey of the history of technical theater practices from pre-history to the present. Students will explore the range of tools, techniques, and technologies historically used to stage live entertainments. Combined with credit DRTE-1376.
This course serves as an introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of theatrical design as a collaborative enterprise. Students will study and apply design aesthetics found in theatrical settings as a means of learning how designers work, and as a means of closing the gap between designer and technician during the construction phase of production. Combined with credit DRTE-1378.
Focuses on the artistic and technical fundamentals of lighting design for the stage. Topics will include industry standard lighting paperwork, color, photometrics, and drafting. Daily classwork will integrate lecture, small group collaboration, and hands-on practical lab work. Regular attendance and student participation in all activities is vital for a successful outcome. Combined with credit DRTE-2372.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the stage manager’s position and responsibility by examining various activities during pre-production, rehearsals, and performance. The course also offers a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes as they serve as production crew team members for an ACC Drama Departmental show. Combined with DRTE-1370.
This course will introduce students to the tools and techniques expected of an entertainment lighting technician. Students will gain an in depth understanding of the construction and maintenance of basic lighting equipment, basic light board programming, and will develop the ability to design and execute simple circuit designs. A key component of this class is a full hang and focus of a light plot, a hands on experience with instructor supervision and support. Combined with DRTE-1372.
Students will explore the business side of show business. In the ever competitive arts world, knowing yourself, including both your strengths and weaknesses will help you put your best foot forward for interviews, auditions, and showcases. This course will not lead students to create “cookie cutter” marketing materials, but rather documents that express who they are as working artists and employment ready technicians. Combined with credit DRTE-1375.
This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental wig ventilation and styling techniques needed to pursue careers in the theatrical, cinematic, and professional makeup and special FX industries. Combined with credit DRTE-1374.