Courses

  • CFA TH 698: Production
    Prereq: Graduate standing; Each semester that a 1st year graduate student in Design & Production is in residence at SOT, he/she is required to enroll in an appropriate section of Production. Meets late afternoons, evenings and/or weekends. Specific design and shop work in the mounting of student or professional productions. Does not include off-crew design work. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 755: History of Period Styles 1
    Prereq: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; Meets with CFA TH 355. Survey covering the history of and significant cultural expression through interior decoration and furniture in major civilizations. Work involves research projects with emphasis on historic fabrics and construction. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 756: History of Period Styles 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 755; A continuation of CFA TH 755. Meets with CFA TH 356. Survey covering the history of and significant cultural expression through interior decoration and furniture in major civilizations. Work involves research projects with emphasis on historic fabrics and construction. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 757: History of Tailoring 1
    Prereq: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; This is a comprehensive course of historical classic nineteenth and twentieth century tailoring techniques, terminology and fabrics. Fall semester even numbered years. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 759: AutoCAD 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 660 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 to help fit the specific needs of the student's area of focus. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 761: Vectorworks 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 662 or consent of instructor; Advanced work in Vectorworks CAD; specific rendering techniques for the individual area of lighting and the light plot. 1.0 credit. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 763: Scene Design Studio 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 664 or consent of instructor; Intermediate design solutions with an emphasis on conceptual approach; work in a variety of theatre spaces. Students work in collaboration with costume and lighting designers and directors. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance, opera, television, and film. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 764: Scene Design Studio 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 763 or consent of instructor; Continuation of intermediate design solutions with an emphasis on conceptual approach; work in a variety of theatre spaces. Students work in collaboration with costume and lighting designers and directors. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance and opera. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 765: Scene Painting 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 666 or consent of instructor; Studio class. Painting specific architectural detail; projects include stain glass, perspective and trompe l'oeil techniques; special finishes for furniture and constructed projects. 2.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 766: Scene Painting 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 765 or consent of instructor. Studio class. Continuation in painting specific architectural detail; projects include stain glass, perspective and trompe l'oeil techniques; special finishes for furniture and constructed projects. 2.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 767: Scene Painting Studio 1
    Prereq: Instructor Consent; Studio class. Soft goods and problem solving with advanced scene painting techniques. 1.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 768: Scene Painting Studio 2
    Prereq: Instructor Consent; Studio class. Soft goods and problem solving with advanced scene painting techniques. 1.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 769: Technical Production Studio 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 670 or consent of instructor; Large scale project planning and drafting, using abstract objects and producing them as scenery both on paper and in the shop. The class also addresses problem solving for scenery on raked stages and complete design for a modular full-stage rake that can be struck, stored and installed easily. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 770: Technical Production Studio 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 769 or consent of instructor. A continuation of CFA TH 769. Large scale project planning and drafting, using abstract objects and producing them as scenery both on paper and in the shop. The class also addresses problem solving for scenery on raked stages and complete design for a modular full-stage rake that can be struck, stored and installed easily. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 775: Costume Design Studio 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 676; For the intermediate design student. Geared toward practical application of design theory. Continued development of script analysis, style, research techniques and rendering skills. Exercises examine the principles of design as applied to historical costume. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance and opera depending on individuals in the class. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 776: Costume Design 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 775; Continuation of CFA TH 775. For the intermediate design student. Geared toward practical application of design theory. Continued development of script analysis, style, research techniques and rendering skills. Exercises examine the principles of design as applied to historical costume. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres, ballet, dance and opera depending on individuals in the class. 3.0 credits. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 780: Costume Production Studio 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 779; A continuation of CFA TH 779. In this course the student will construct a three-piece men's suit of the nineteenth or twentieth century. It is a comprehensive course employing classic tailoring techniques, terminology and fabrics. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 782: Fabric Dyeing 2
    Prereq: CFA TH 781 or consent of instructor; The student learns a variety of crafts associated with fabric painting and dyeing. Subject matter may include fiber reactive dyeing, distressing and silk screening. Check with instructor for current semester content. 1.0 credit. Spring semester.
  • CFA TH 783: Lighting Design Studio 3
    Prereq: CFA TH 684 or consent of instructor; Investigation of lighting design problems and procedures. Projects for both theoretical and realized productions. Practical projects to demonstrate lighting design techniques. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.
  • CFA TH 784: Lighting Design Studio 4
    Prereq: CFA TH 783 or consent of instructor; A continuation of CFA TH 783. Investigation of lighting design problems and procedures. Projects for both theoretical and realized productions. Practical projects to demonstrate lighting design techniques. Readings and projects incorporate all theatre genres. 3.0 credits. Fall semester.