This unit focuses on introductory skills and knowledge central to technical production for the theatre. It includes an introduction to the duties and skills required by technical support staff in theatre venues as well as the organisational skills appropriate to the preparation and execution of stage lighting, sound and mechanical departments. Students engage in the practice of safety procedures for responsible theatre operation.
|Unit name||The Theatre Machine|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Asher Warren|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Implement safety procedures of responsible theatre operation.
- Use basic terminology, equipment and techniques for theatre production
- Integrate technical theatre elements as part of an interpretive stage design.
- Investigate key technical developments and/or practitioners in regard to theatrical production.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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On campus (Hobart and Launceston)
Weekly workshop (2 hrs)
Synchronouos online weekly lecture (1hr)
In addition; Self-directed learning (2-3 hrs), Self-directed practical learning (2-3 hrs) (9 hours total weekly).
|Assessment||Task 1: Complete WHS induction, risk assessment and follow safe operational procedures throughout semester. (10%)|Task 2: In class Presentation and summary (20%)|Task 3: Design Implementation (30%)|Task 4: Design Proposal (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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