TDT 1010: Design/Technical Practicum

First-year acting majors are given crew assignments on conservatory productions.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 1080: Drafting

Basic drafting skills for professional theatrical applications. Lettering, line weight, measuring, drawing with accuracy and clarity, drafting conventions, dimensioning, and drafting simple units and theatre plans and sections. Ground plans and elevations of each flat with details of door and panel moldings, all with descriptive cross-sections showing dimensions. Students must purchase their own supplies.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 1100: Stagecraft

An introduction to the basic materials and techniques used in scene, costume, and lighting production, presented in lecture and studio situations. Intended to equip the student with the skills required to work on productions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 1110: Stagecraft

An introduction to the basic materials and techniques used in scene, costume, and lighting production, presented in lecture and studio situations. Intended to equip the student with the skills required to work on productions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 1120: Production I

A studio course in which freshmen are assigned to the scene, prop, costume, electric, and paint crews on a rotating basis. Intended as a reinforcement of the methodologies taught in TDT 1100 and 1110.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 1130: Production I

A studio course in which freshmen are assigned to the scene, prop, costume, electric, and paint crews on a rotating basis. Intended as a reinforcement of the methodologies taught in TDT 1100 and 1110.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 1200: Design Fundamentals

An introduction to the process of theatrical design in which a broad spectrum of plays is assigned. Includes script and character analysis, the development of visual concepts, sketches, and renderings, and the use of color and motif.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 1210: Design Fundamentals

An introduction to the process of theatrical design in which a broad spectrum of plays is assigned. Includes script and character analysis, the development of visual concepts, sketches, and renderings, and the use of color and motif.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2045: Music Reading for Stage Managers

A practical introduction to score reading for theatrical stage managers and designers. Existing musical scores of varying levels of difficulty are used to teach musical vocabulary, tempo, and dynamic markings, and instrumental names and notation in their traditional Italian, French, and German languages. Required for and limited to theatre design/technology majors concentrating in stage management.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2080: Theatre Technology I

An introduction to theories of technical production, methods, and planning, with emphasis on advanced technical drafting of scenery and safety practices.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1110

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2090: Theatre Technology I

An introduction to theories of technical production, methods, and planning, with emphasis on advanced technical drafting of scenery and safety practices.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1110

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2120: Production II

An intensive studio course in which sophomores are assigned to crew head or other crew positions. Intended as a reinforcement of methodologies taught in TDT 1100, 1110, 1120, and 1130.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2130: Production II

An intensive studio course in which sophomores are assigned to crew head or other crew positions. Intended as a reinforcement of methodologies taught in TDT 1100, 1110, 1120, and 1130.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2140: Scene Painting I

An exploration of the techniques of large-scale, realistic painting through a series of critiqued exercises in the rendering of various materials and textures.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2150: Scene Painting I

An exploration of the techniques of large-scale, realistic painting through a series of critiqued exercises in the rendering of various materials and textures.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2160: Costume Construction I

Training in costume construction: hand-sewing techniques, machine operations, pattern layout, and fabric identifications.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2170: Costume Construction I

Training in costume construction: hand-sewing techniques, machine operations, pattern layout, and fabric identifications.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2180: Properties Construction I

Craft training in the construction of stage properties: learning basic approaches to upholstery and drapery, learning different sculpturing techniques, and creating prop lists with an emphasis on research, both historical and pictorial. Visual resources are used to push students out of their comfort zone in the ways they approach projects (both independently and in groups, depending on the project). (This is not a two-semester sequence: TDT 2180, offered in the fall, is the same course as TDT 2190, offered in the spring.)

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2190: Properties Construction I

Craft training in the construction of stage properties: learning basic approaches to upholstery and drapery, learning different sculpturing techniques, and creating prop lists with an emphasis on research, both historical and pictorial. Visual resources are used to push students out of their comfort zone in the ways they approach projects (both independently and in groups, depending on the project). (This is not a two-semester sequence: TDT 2180, offered in the fall, is the same course as TDT 2190, offered in the spring.)

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2200: Scene Design I

Basic principles and practice of scene design, including script analysis. Composition and focus in scene design, developing acting areas, entrances, exits, and movement patterns. Research period architecture, art, and dress while refining drafting skills: complete ground plans and sections with masking, fully drafted elevations, color sketches, and a white model. All of these areas have preliminary, refined, and finished stages. Fall: Greek play with classical elements in period and Molière play with limitations of period style. Spring: Modern plays, one with exterior and one with period interior box set with ceiling.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1080 And TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2210: Scene Design I

Basic principles and practice of scene design, including script analysis. Composition and focus in scene design, developing acting areas, entrances, exits, and movement patterns. Research period architecture, art, and dress while refining drafting skills: complete ground plans and sections with masking, fully drafted elevations, color sketches, and a white model. All of these areas have preliminary, refined, and finished stages. Fall: Greek play with classical elements in period and Molière play with limitations of period style. Spring: Modern plays, one with exterior and one with period interior box set with ceiling.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1080 And TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2250: Stage Carpentry

An expansion of the theories and practices of stagecraft in a studio setting. Includes standard practices involved in stagecraft and accepted construction techniques.

Credits: 2

PREREQ: TDT1110

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2300: Costume Design I

An introduction to concept, costume rendering, character extension, and historical research.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2310: Costume Design I

An introduction to concept, costume rendering, character extension, and historical research.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2400: Lighting Design I

An introduction to concept-based lighting design in the theatre. Through play analysis and practical lab exercises, students begin to comprehend the connections between color, equipment, angles of light, etc. and how these are used to support their ideas and feelings on stage. Students also obtain a basic knowledge of lighting rendering, equipment, history, theory, drafting, etc., and have the opportunity to observe working professionals during technical and dress rehearsals of outside productions.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2410: Lighting Design I

An introduction to concept-based lighting design in the theatre. Through play analysis and practical lab exercises, students begin to comprehend the connections between color, equipment, angles of light, etc. and how these are used to support their ideas and feelings on stage. Students also obtain a basic knowledge of lighting rendering, equipment, history, theory, drafting, etc., and have the opportunity to observe working professionals during technical and dress rehearsals of outside productions.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2440: Rendering and Graphic Techniques

Focuses on the development of painting and sketching techniques in all categories of theatre design. The primary goal is to assist student designers and technicians in pictorial explanations of their ideas.

Credits: 2

PREREQ: TDT1080 And TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2460: Rendering and Graphic Techniques

Focuses on the development of painting and sketching techniques in all categories of theatre design. The primary goal is to assist student designers and technicians in pictorial explanations of their ideas.

Credits: 2

PREREQ: TDT1080 And TDT1210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2500: Introduction to Sound Design

An introduction to audio for the theatre, covering the basic principles of sound design, reinforcement, equipment and technology, live recording, editing, and show control.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2540: Sources of Stage Design

Lectures and research assignments in historical modes of decorative art and ornamentation (Greek through 18th century).

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2600: Introduction to Stage Management

An introduction to the fundamental skills of stage management through each phase of the production process: preproduction, first rehearsal, rehearsal period, preparing for the tech, technical rehearsals, previews, opening, running of the show, and closing.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 2610: Introduction to Stage Management

An introduction to the fundamental skills of stage management through each phase of the production process: preproduction, first rehearsal, rehearsal period, preparing for the tech, technical rehearsals, previews, opening, running of the show, and closing.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3008: Costume Design Seen Through Film

A survey of costume design that covers the creation of icons and myths as well as attempts to reinvent history by exploring self-definitions as individuals and groups, and by looking at people’s need to express their subconscious and define themselves in historical context. R-rated films may contain some adult material (hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements).

Credits: 4

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3010: Backstage and Beyond

The study of professionals, shops, and organizations that have played an important role in realizing productions, events, and other live entertainment presentations. The histories of prominent individuals and companies are explored to help piece together an understanding of how the modern production process works. Assignments include research papers and presentations on individuals, organizations, and/or production shops.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3080: Theatre Technology II

Focuses on the advanced technologies needed to understand and build complete structures. Topics include live load and structural computations, wood vs. steel structures, and rigging practices for large loads. An intensive research/drafting project is required.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2090

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3090: Theatre Technology II

Focuses on the advanced technologies needed to understand and build complete structures. Topics include live load and structural computations, wood vs. steel structures, and rigging practices for large loads. An intensive research/drafting project is required.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2090

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3120: Production III

An intensive studio course in which juniors are assigned to designer/technical director, crew head, and/or other crew positions.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3130: Production III

An intensive studio course in which juniors are assigned to designer/technical director, crew head, and/or other crew positions.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3160: Costume Construction II

Familiarizes students who are interested in a career in costume construction and/or design with the basics of textiles and related crafts. Focuses on textile identification, fiber classifications and painting, distressing/aging, and other related textile crafts.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3170: Costume Construction II

Familiarizes students who are interested in a career in costume construction and/or design with the basics of textiles and related crafts. Focuses on textile identification, fiber classifications and painting, distressing/aging, and other related textile crafts.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3200: Scene Design II

Students learn to develop a cohesive, unified design for a multiset show. Topics include finding design elements that flow through each set to give the sense of style and unity, working out ground plans and scene changes to assure speed and practicality, and using historical plays from several periods to evoke a sense for period style. Full drafting and model building with intensive work on sketching and rendering techniques to develop presentation-quality sketches.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3210: Scene Design II

Students learn to develop a cohesive, unified design for a multiset show. Topics include finding design elements that flow through each set to give the sense of style and unity, working out ground plans and scene changes to assure speed and practicality, and using historical plays from several periods to evoke a sense for period style. Full drafting and model building with intensive work on sketching and rendering techniques to develop presentation-quality sketches.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3300: Costume Design II

A continuation of TDT 2310, with emphasis on character and script analysis and on developing skills in color, line, proportion, scale, movement, and rhythm. Study involves historical reality and stylization with projects that address design theory and practical problems, research and chart making, as well as conceptualizing designs for dance, drama, and opera. Rendering technique workshops are included.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2310

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3310: Costume Design II

A continuation of TDT 2310, with emphasis on character and script analysis and on developing skills in color, line, proportion, scale, movement, and rhythm. Study involves historical reality and stylization with projects that address design theory and practical problems, research and chart making, as well as conceptualizing designs for dance, drama, and opera. Rendering technique workshops are included.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2310

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3350: Stage Combat for Stage Managers

A course in the foundation skills necessary for safe and dramatically effective techniques of staged combat.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3400: Lighting Design II

A course in the foundation skills necessary for safe and dramatically effective techniques of staged combat.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2410

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3410: Lighting Design II

Continued study of lighting design principles, with emphasis on drafting and design of full-scale, concept-based light plots for the theatre.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2410

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3490: Model-Making Seminar

Focuses on the materials and methods used to construct scenic models for the designer. Students learn techniques that allow them to build accurate presentation models and work safely with various materials.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3520: Vector Works

Covers the computer-aided drafting and graphic standards for lighting design used in the industry. Extensive out-of-class work is required. Required for design/technology majors who are concentrating in lighting design.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1080

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3550: Directing for Stage Managers

The problems, requirements, and relationship of the stage manager to the director. This seminar deals with script analysis and technique of the designer, as well as the position of the actor as an instrument of the director and the play.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3600: Advanced Stage Management

Thinking like a stage manager; the psychology of management; critical thinking, collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving, principled negotiation, and leadership tools. Advanced stage management skills, e.g., calling a show, public speaking, scheduling, theatrical unions and contracts, preparing a Broadway musical, and the ins and outs of working as a professional freelance stage manager.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2610

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3610: Advanced Stage Management

Thinking like a stage manager; the psychology of management; critical thinking, collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving, principled negotiation, and leadership tools. Advanced stage management skills, e.g., calling a show, public speaking, scheduling, theatrical unions and contracts, preparing a Broadway musical, and the ins and outs of working as a professional freelance stage manager.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT2610

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3620: Company Management

Examines the fundamental techniques and information needed for managing commercial and nonprofit theatrical productions. Students gain a working knowledge of union contracts, pricing, human resources, new media, publicity, and the rise of demand pricing, as well as contract negotiation and conflict resolution. The working relationships between the stage manager and producer(s) are also explored.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3660: Production Management

This detailed look at the position of a production manager on Broadway takes students from the design process to the load-out of a show and introduces them to the inner workings of a Broadway musical and play.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3700: CAD for the Theatre

An introduction to the theories and practices of computer-aided drafting for theatrical productions, including how to draw and organize DWG files so that a designer can express his or her designs to anyone working in the field. Emphasis is also placed on communication skills to help students become comfortable discussing projects with directors, other designers, and future employers. Includes in-class participation, lectures, practical exercises, and critiques. (This is not a two-semester sequence: TDT 3700, offered in the fall, is the same course as TDT 3710, offered in the spring.)

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1080

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3710: CAD for the Theatre

An introduction to the theories and practices of computer-aided drafting for theatrical productions, including how to draw and organize DWG files so that a designer can express his or her designs to anyone working in the field. Emphasis is also placed on communication skills to help students become comfortable discussing projects with directors, other designers, and future employers. Includes in-class participation, lectures, practical exercises, and critiques. (This is not a two-semester sequence: TDT 3700, offered in the fall, is the same course as TDT 3710, offered in the spring.)

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT1080

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 3720: Computer Graphics and Techniques

Focuses on creating the skill sets necessary to adapt students’ existing manual drawing and painting talents to the realm of computer-assisted media.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4080: Theatre Technology III

A seminar covering a mixture of advanced scenery construction techniques and the set of managerial skills required to be a working professional in the industry. Typically includes field trips to production venues in New York City, including shops, theatres, and studios, together with mock interviews and production/shop scenarios.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3090

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4090: Theatre Technology III

A seminar covering a mixture of advanced scenery construction techniques and the set of managerial skills required to be a working professional in the industry. Typically includes field trips to production venues in New York City, including shops, theatres, and studios, together with mock interviews and production/shop scenarios.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3090

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4120: Production IV

An intensive studio course in which seniors are assigned to design, technical direct, assist, and hold crew head and/or crew positions.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4130: Production IV

An intensive studio course in which seniors are assigned to design, technical direct, assist, and hold crew head and/or crew positions.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4140: Stage Management/Tech/Design Production

An intensive studio course in which senior stage management and tech students staff conservatory productions on a supervisory level.

Credits: 6

PREREQ: TDT3130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4150: Stage Management/Tech/Design Production

An intensive studio course in which senior stage management and tech students staff conservatory productions on a supervisory level.

Credits: 6

PREREQ: TDT3130

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4160: Costume Construction III

Fall: Construction techniques for dance costumes using stretch fabrics, including patterning, cutting, sewing, and fitting techniques. Also basic principles and construction of tutus and other classical dance costumes. Spring: Tailoring with an overview of the development of the three-piece suit (style details and construction). Basic techniques used in traditional tailoring and an exploration of theatrical methods of tailoring. Alteration techniques and some pattern making are included.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3170

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4170: Costume Construction III

Fall: Construction techniques for dance costumes using stretch fabrics, including patterning, cutting, sewing, and fitting techniques. Also basic principles and construction of tutus and other classical dance costumes. Spring: Tailoring with an overview of the development of the three-piece suit (style details and construction). Basic techniques used in traditional tailoring and an exploration of theatrical methods of tailoring. Alteration techniques and some pattern making are included.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3170

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4200: Scene Design III

Design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of scenic design.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4210: Scene Design III

Design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of scenic design.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3210

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4260: Advanced Design Seminar

An advanced seminar in design techniques and practices of leading industry professionals.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4300: Costume Design III

Advanced design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of costume design.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3310

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4310: Costume Design III

Advanced design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of costume design.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3310

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4400: Lighting Design III

Advanced work in concept-based lighting design, preparing students to enter the professional community. Through class projects, lab exercises, guest lectures, and field trips, students master a wide range of lighting design mediums (e.g., theatre, opera, dance, television, video, corporate theatre, architectural). Students are exposed to automated and advanced lighting equipment, control consoles, channel assignment theory, the business of lighting, and industry leaders.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3410

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4410: Lighting Design III

Advanced work in concept-based lighting design, preparing students to enter the professional community. Through class projects, lab exercises, guest lectures, and field trips, students master a wide range of lighting design mediums (e.g., theatre, opera, dance, television, video, corporate theatre, architectural). Students are exposed to automated and advanced lighting equipment, control consoles, channel assignment theory, the business of lighting, and industry leaders.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3410

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4460: Collaborative Process

An analysis of current theatrical practices and the interaction of designer, technician, stage manager, actor, and director. Guest lecturers include leading industry figures who stress the various methods of collaboration.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4605: Stage Management Seminar

Focuses on methods, practices, theory, and organizational structures specific to Broadway and other commercial production environments.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3610

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4615: Stage Management Seminar

Focuses on methods, practices, theory, and organizational structures specific to Broadway and other commercial production environments.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: TDT3610

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4770: Seminar in Production Design/Art Direction

Advanced studies in the art of scenery for film and television. Explores similarities to and differences from the theatrical model involved in the creation of the changing frame with varying camera angles.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 4880: Portfolio

Discussion of the skill sets, techniques, and requirements needed to enter the professional community.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5010: Theatre Technology I

An introduction to theories of technical production, methods, and planning, with emphasis on advanced technical drafting of scenery and safety practices.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5020: Theatre Technology I

An introduction to theories of technical production, methods, and planning, with emphasis on advanced technical drafting of scenery and safety practices.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5030: Scene Design I

Basic principles and practice of scene design, including script analysis. Composition and focus in scene design, developing acting areas, entrances, exits, and movement patterns. Research period architecture, art, and dress while refining drafting skills: complete ground plans and sections with masking, fully drafted elevations, color sketches, and a white model. All of these areas have preliminary, refined, and finished stages. Fall: Greek play with classical elements in period and Molière play with limitations of period style. Spring: Modern plays, one with exterior and one with period interior box set with ceiling.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5040: Scene Design I

Basic principles and practice of scene design, including script analysis. Composition and focus in scene design, developing acting areas, entrances, exits, and movement patterns. Research period architecture, art, and dress while refining drafting skills: complete ground plans and sections with masking, fully drafted elevations, color sketches, and a white model. All of these areas have preliminary, refined, and finished stages. Fall: Greek play with classical elements in period and Molière play with limitations of period style. Spring: Modern plays, one with exterior and one with period interior box set with ceiling.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5050: Costume Design I

An introduction to concept, costume rendering, character extension, and historical research.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5060: Costume Design I

An introduction to concept, costume rendering, character extension, and historical research.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5070: Lighting Design I

An introduction to concept-based lighting design in the theatre. Through play analysis and practical lab exercises, students begin to comprehend the connections between color, equipment, angles of light, etc. and how these are used to support their ideas and feelings on stage. Students also obtain a basic knowledge of lighting rendering, equipment, history, theory, drafting, etc., and have the opportunity to observe working professionals during technical and dress rehearsals of outside productions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5080: Lighting Design I

An introduction to concept-based lighting design in the theatre. Through play analysis and practical lab exercises, students begin to comprehend the connections between color, equipment, angles of light, etc. and how these are used to support their ideas and feelings on stage. Students also obtain a basic knowledge of lighting rendering, equipment, history, theory, drafting, etc., and have the opportunity to observe working professionals during technical and dress rehearsals of outside productions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5081: Costume Construction I

Training in costume construction: hand-sewing techniques, machine operations, pattern layout, and fabric identifications.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5090: Costume Construction I

Training in costume construction: hand-sewing techniques, machine operations, pattern layout, and fabric identifications.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5100: Properties Construction I

Craft training in the construction of stage properties: learning basic approaches to upholstery and drapery, learning different sculpturing techniques, and creating prop lists with an emphasis on research, both historical and pictorial. Visual resources are used to push students out of their comfort zone in the ways they approach projects (both independently and in groups, depending on the project).

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5110: Theatre Technology II

Focuses on the advanced technologies needed to understand and build complete structures. Topics include live load and structural computations, wood vs. steel structures, and rigging practices for large loads. An intensive research/drafting project is required.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5120: Theatre Technology II

Focuses on the advanced technologies needed to understand and build complete structures. Topics include live load and structural computations, wood vs. steel structures, and rigging practices for large loads. An intensive research/drafting project is required.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5130: Scene Design II

Students learn to develop a cohesive, unified design for a multiset show. Topics include finding design elements that flow through each set to give the sense of style and unity, working out ground plans and scene changes to assure speed and practicality, and using historical plays from several periods to evoke a sense for period style. Full drafting and model building with intensive work on sketching and rendering techniques to develop presentation-quality sketches.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5140: Scene Design II

Students learn to develop a cohesive, unified design for a multiset show. Topics include finding design elements that flow through each set to give the sense of style and unity, working out ground plans and scene changes to assure speed and practicality, and using historical plays from several periods to evoke a sense for period style. Full drafting and model building with intensive work on sketching and rendering techniques to develop presentation-quality sketches.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5150: Costume Design II

A continuation of TDT 5060, with emphasis on character and script analysis and on developing skills in color, line, proportion, scale, movement, and rhythm. Study involves historical reality and stylization with projects that address design theory and practical problems, research and chart making, as well as conceptualizing designs for dance, drama, and opera. Rendering technique workshops are included.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5160: Costume Design II

A continuation of TDT 5150, with emphasis on character and script analysis and on developing skills in color, line, proportion, scale, movement, and rhythm. Study involves historical reality and stylization with projects that address design theory and practical problems, research and chart making, as well as conceptualizing designs for dance, drama, and opera. Rendering technique workshops are included.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5170: Lighting Design II

Continued study of lighting design principles, with emphasis on drafting and design of full-scale, concept-based light plots for the theatre.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5180: Lighting Design II

Continued study of lighting design principles, with emphasis on drafting and design of full-scale, concept-based light plots for the theatre.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5210: Theatre Technology III

A seminar covering a mixture of advanced scenery construction techniques and the set of managerial skills required to be a working professional in the industry. Typically includes field trips to production venues in New York City, including shops, theatres, and studios, together with mock interviews and production/shop scenarios.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5220: Theatre Technology III

A seminar covering a mixture of advanced scenery construction techniques and the set of managerial skills required to be a working professional in the industry. Typically includes field trips to production venues in New York City, including shops, theatres, and studios, together with mock interviews and production/shop scenarios.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5230: Scene Design III

Design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of scenic design.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5240: Scene Design III

Design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of scenic design.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5245: Stage Carpentry

An expansion of the theories and practices of stagecraft in a studio setting. Includes standard practices involved in stagecraft and accepted construction techniques.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5250: Costume Design III

Advanced design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of costume design.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5260: Costume Design III

Advanced design projects developed to meet the needs of each student. Furthers the skill sets needed to become a working professional in the many mediums of costume design.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5270: Lighting Design III

Advanced work in concept-based lighting design, preparing students to enter the professional community. Through class projects, lab exercises, guest lectures, and field trips, students master a wide range of lighting design mediums (e.g., theatre, opera, dance, television, video, corporate theatre, architectural). Students are exposed to automated and advanced lighting equipment, control consoles, channel assignment theory, the business of lighting, and industry leaders.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5280: Lighting Design III

Advanced work in concept-based lighting design, preparing students to enter the professional community. Through class projects, lab exercises, guest lectures, and field trips, students master a wide range of lighting design mediums (e.g., theatre, opera, dance, television, video, corporate theatre, architectural). Students are exposed to automated and advanced lighting equipment, control consoles, channel assignment theory, the business of lighting, and industry leaders.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5300: Scene Painting I

An exploration of the techniques of large-scale, realistic painting through a series of critiqued exercises in the rendering of various materials and textures.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5310: Scene Painting I

An exploration of the techniques of large-scale, realistic painting through a series of critiqued exercises in the rendering of various materials and textures.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5400: Production III

An intensive studio course in which students are assigned to designer/technical director, crew head, and/or other crew positions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5410: Production III

An intensive studio course in which students are assigned to designer/technical director, crew head, and/or other crew positions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5420: Costume Construction II

Familiarizes students who are interested in a career in costume construction and/or design with the basics of textiles and related crafts. Focuses on textile identification, fiber classifications and painting, distressing/aging, and other related textile crafts.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5430: Costume Construction II

Familiarizes students who are interested in a career in costume construction and/or design with the basics of textiles and related crafts. Focuses on textile identification, fiber classifications and painting, distressing/aging, and other related textile crafts.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5440: Stage Makeup

Makeup begins with basic corrective work on the student’s own facial structure and progresses to characterization work with hair, putty, and beards, aiming throughout to learn the makeup requirements of the major style periods and specialties like fantasy characters, animals, and clowns.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5450: Stage Makeup

Makeup begins with basic corrective work on the student’s own facial structure and progresses to characterization work with hair, putty, and beards, aiming throughout to learn the makeup requirements of the major style periods and specialties like fantasy characters, animals, and clowns.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5460: Rendering and Graphic Techniques

Focuses on the development of painting and sketching techniques in all categories of theatre design. The primary goal is to assist student designers and technicians in pictorial explanations of their ideas.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5470: Rendering and Graphic Techniques

Focuses on the development of painting and sketching techniques in all categories of theatre design. The primary goal is to assist student designers and technicians in pictorial explanations of their ideas.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5480: Introduction to Sound Design

A hands-on, introductory audio course in which students learn how to use sound in practical and creative ways, in three phases of production: acquisition, manipulation, and reproduction. Students also learn some of the history of artists and makers who use sound as their medium, as well of some of the technical and theoretical aspects of how sound is created and perceived.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5500: Production IV

An intensive studio course in which students are assigned to design, technical direct, assist, and hold crew head and/or crew positions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5510: Production IV

An intensive studio course in which students are assigned to design, technical direct, assist, and hold crew head and/or crew positions.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5520: Vector Works

Covers the computer-aided drafting and graphic standards for lighting design used in the industry. Extensive out-of-class work is required.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5540: Sources of Stage Design

Lectures and research assignments in historical modes of decorative art and ornamentation (Greek through 18th century).

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5560: Costume Construction III

Construction techniques for dance costumes using stretch fabrics, including patterning, cutting, sewing, and fitting techniques. Also basic principles and construction of tutus and other classical dance costumes.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5570: Costume Construction III

Tailoring with an overview of the development of the three-piece suit (style details and construction). Basic techniques used in traditional tailoring and an exploration of theatrical methods of tailoring. Alteration techniques and some pattern making are included.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5590: Introduction to Stage Management

An introduction to the fundamental skills of stage management through each phase of the production process: preproduction, first rehearsal, rehearsal period, preparing for the tech, technical rehearsals, previews, opening, running of the show, and closing.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5600: Drafting

Basic drafting skills for professional theatrical applications. Lettering, line weight, measuring, drawing with accuracy and clarity, drafting conventions, dimensioning, and drafting simple units and theatre plans and sections. Ground plans and elevations of each flat with details of door and panel moldings, all with descriptive cross-sections showing dimensions. Students must purchase their own supplies.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5660: Production Management

This detailed look at the position of a production manager on Broadway takes students from the design process to the load-out of a show and introduces them to the inner workings of a Broadway musical and play.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5705: Collaborative Process

An analysis of current theatrical practices and the interaction of designer, technician, stage manager, actor, and director. Guest lecturers include leading industry figures who stress the various methods of collaboration.

Credits: 2

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5710: Backstage and Beyond

The study of professionals, shops, and organizations that have played an important role in realizing productions, events, and other live entertainment presentations. The histories of prominent individuals and companies are explored to help piece together an understanding of how the modern production process works. Assignments include research papers and presentations on individuals, organizations, and/or production shops.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5720: CAD for the Theatre

An introduction to the theories and practices of computer-aided drafting for theatrical productions, including how to draw and organize DWG files so that a designer can express his or her designs to anyone working in the field. Emphasis is also placed on communication skills to help students become comfortable discussing projects with directors, other designers, and future employers. Includes in-class participation, lectures, practical exercises, and critiques.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5730: CAD for the Theatre

An introduction to the theories and practices of computer-aided drafting for theatrical productions, including how to draw and organize DWG files so that a designer can express his or her designs to anyone working in the field. Emphasis is also placed on communication skills to help students become comfortable discussing projects with directors, other designers, and future employers. Includes in-class participation, lectures, practical exercises, and critiques.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5770: Seminar in Production Design/Art Direction

Advanced studies in the art of scenery for film and television. Explores similarities to and differences from the theatrical model involved in the creation of the changing frame with varying camera angles.

Credits: 3

Department: Theatre Design/Technology
TDT 5880: Portfolio

Discussion of the skill sets, techniques, and requirements needed to enter the professional community.

Credits: 1

Department: Theatre Design/Technology