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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Asher Warren
Dr Asher Warren
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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1. Implement safety procedures of responsible theatre operation.
2. Use basic terminology, equipment and techniques for theatre production.
3. Integrate technical theatre elements as part of an interpretive stage design.
4. Investigate key technical developments and/or practitioners in regard to theatrical production.
Workshops - 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
Task 1: Complete WHS (Work, Health & Safety) induction, risk assessment and follow safe operational procedures throughout semester (20%)
Task 2: Design Proposal, 1000 words (30%)
Task 3: Design Implementation (30%)
Task 4: In-class Presentation and summary (20%)
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