Theatre

  • CFA TH 247: Stagecraft 3: Advanced Production
    Prereq: CFA TH 147 & CFA TH 148; For BFA majors ONLY. Meets late afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends. Specific production assignments as Run Crew, Wardrobe, Front of House, Board Operator or other duties as necessary in the mounting of student or professional productions. 1 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 248: Rehearsal & Performance 1
    Rehearsal/Performance & Production assignment work for participation in the School of Theatre Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 productions. Faculty assignment is based on faculty advising on a given production, all students should first register for the "X1-Staff" section at 1.0 credit per quarter of casting. After the student has been cast, they will be re-sectioned to the appropriate faculty advisor in charge of grading for that project. Course for SOT population only. Variable credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 259: AutoCad 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 160 or CFA TH 163 or consent of instructor; A continuation of AutoCAd 1 as a more advanced, in-depth study of AutoCad. Goals will be based on improving the speed of drawing production and learning new tools ot help fit the specific needs of the student's area of focus. 1.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 261: Vectorworks 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 162 or consent of instructor; Advanced work in Vectorworks CAD; specific rendering techniques for the individual area of lighting and the light plot. 1.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 263: Scene Design 1
    Prereq: None; Fundamentals of set design theory; basic mechanical and conceptual solutions for the proscenium theatre; development of presentational and research skills. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance, opera, television, and film. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 264: Scene Design 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 263 or consent of instructor; Continuation of set design theory; basic mechanical and conceptual solutions for the proscenium theatre; development of presentational and research skills. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance, opera, television, and film. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 265: Scene Painting 1
    Prereq: Instructor Consent; Studio class. Exposure to materials and tools used in theatrical scene painting. Exercises in general lay-in texture techniques and beginning work in nature studies. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 266: Scene Painting 2
    Prereq: TH265 or consent of instructor; Studio class. Continuation of exposure to materials and tools used in theatrical scene painting. Exercises in general lay-in texture techniques and beginning work in nature studies. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 269: Technical Production 1
    Prereq: CFA TH160 & CFA TH170 or consent of instructor; The primary focus is on the task of communicating in projection view drafting for construction purposes. The drafting is applied to projects constructed in steel. During the class period, construction decision-making is reviewed. Fundamentals of metal work and the craft of welding are learned. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 270: Technical Production 2
    Prereq: CFA TH269; A continuation of TP 1. The primary focus is on the task of communicating in projection view drafting for construction purposes. The drafting is applied to projects constructed in steel. During the class period, construction decision-making is reviewed. Fundamentals of metal work and the craft of welding are learned. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 271: Theatrical Welding 1
    Prereq: Instructor Consent; An introduction to welding technology explaining and outlining welding safety and the best welding practices for theatre. Course covers cutting, drilling and assembling mild steel for theatrical scenic construction. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 272: Theatrical Welding 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 271; Advanced techniques in welding technology explaining and outlining welding safety and the best welding practices for theatre. Course covers cutting, drilling and assembling mild steel for theatrical scenic construction. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 275: Costume Design 1
    Prereq: Instructor Consent; Fundamentals of costume design. Exercises focus on analysis-designing from the inside out. Covers a range of visual, written, and verbal techniques of communication; script analysis, style, research techniques, and rendering skills. Readings and projects may incorporate all theatre genres. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 276: Costume Design 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 275; A continuation of CFA TH 275, Costume Design 1. Fundamentals of costume design. Exercises focus on analysis-designing from the inside out. Covers a range of visual, written, and verbal techniques of communication; script analysis, style, research techniques, and rendering skills. Readings and projects may incorporate all theatre genres. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 279: Costume Production 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 182, advisor recommendation, or consent of instructor. An in depth study of pattern making for the female silhouette. Draping and flat patterning techniques are augmented with historical research in pattern development. The student develops a thorough understanding of the form and function of each element of the female costume. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 280: Costume Production 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 279; A continuation of CFA TH 279. An in depth study of pattern making for the female silhouette. Draping and flat patterning techniques are augmented with historical research in pattern development. The student develops a thorough understanding of the form and function of each element of the female costume. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 282: Intro to Textiles 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 281; A continuation of CFA TH 281. The course will cover identification and use of a variety of different fabrics including theatrical goods. It will include a brief history of textiles in conjunction with a focused overview of patterns, colors and fibers that developed and were used over a period of time as a result of growth within the industry. Scheduled trips to the Textile Museum in Lowell and the Museum of Fine Arts will support and enhance the student's experience with the subject. 1.0 credit. Spring semester. Every other odd numbered AY.
  • CFA TH 283: Lighting Design 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 162 & CFA TH 186, or consent of instructor; Introduction to the art and craft of lighting design for the stage. Explores the lighting design process, how to develop lighting ideas, concepts, and visual images from a text, and how to support those ideas to the point of realization. Required Labs will supplement class work with hands-on activities. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 284: Lighting Design 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 283; A continuation of CFA TH 283. Introduction to the art and craft of lighting design for the stage. Explores the lighting design process, how to develop lighting ideas, concepts, and visual images from a text, and how to support those ideas to the point of realization. Required Labs will supplement class work with hands-on activities. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 287: Sound Design 1
    Prereq: CFA TH 162 & CFA TH 190, or consent of instructor; An overview of theatrical sound design, focusing on the process of creating a design. The emphasis is on sound cue creation, establishing mood, emotion and environment with sound, and critical listening. Covers the basics of the tools and technology used to implement a professional sound design. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.