CRC19: Courses

TA 420 Stagecraft

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course is an introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements. Includes basic concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, and career possibilities. Also included in this class is an introduction to theatrical construction and painting techniques; types of theatrical scenery and backstage organization. These topics are explored through a combination of lecture and practical experience gained by working on department productions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: As a participant in theatre productions formulate alternative solutions to theatrical production situations (P‐SLO 4).