Technical Theater Course Descriptions
THEA-133 Technical Theatre
Offers practical application of the fundamentals of set construction, rigging, painting, sound, lighting, and special effects.
THEA-135 Introduction to Stage Makeup
Provides an analysis of the basic functions of stage makeup, demonstrates the art of makeup application, and explores age, animal, fantasy, horror, and foam latex prosthetic makeup techniques. Students design and apply their own makeup as well as design and apply makeup for actors in HFC mainstage productions.
THEA-138 Stage Costuming
Introduces the history, design, and construction of costumes for the stage. Students selectively study the history of stage costuming from the Greeks to the present day with an emphasis on line, form, production requirements, principles of stage costume design, and building techniques.
Offers a basic survey of the major techniques and theories of scenography used in the modern theatre.
THEA-233 Advanced Technical Theatre
Requires active participation in the technical aspects of the semester’s HFC mainstage production. Instructor assigns students to key technical positions in the areas of lighting, shifting, rigging, properties, painting, building, sound, makeup, costumes, and special effects.
Examines the processes, techniques, and principles involved in lighting the stage, studio, and location. Discusses the properties and uses of light, color media, and stage lighting equipment. Also offers the opportunity to participate in the stage lighting of an HFC theatre production.