Stagecraft II Syllabus

Stagecraft Fundamentals

Professor: Tom Fusco, Technical Director             

Office: Backstage Tohill                 Phone (856) 256-4036

Email:            Cell: (609) 254-6879

Face Book: RowanStagecraft      Twitter: RowanStagecraft

Course Description
This course concentrates on developing intermediate skills in the various stagecrafts including carpentry, electrics, sound, and rigging.  Communication and Organization skills are introduced with he objective of learning how to function as part of a collaborative team. Rough drawings, Hand drafting, white model making and CAD are worked on through out the semester.  Each student is responsible for creating and maintaining and electronic web based portfolio where their work can be displayed and shared. This portfolio represents 1/3 of the final grade. Each student will also be responsible for working on our main stage season for a  minimum  60 hours. At the beginning of the semester each student, with the help of the T.D. will be responsible for writing up a job description clearly outlining their duties and associated hours. This letter of agreement will represent 1/3 of the total grade. The final third of the grade is based on class and work call participation. Punctuality, attitude, competence and work ethic are the criteria.  

Materials Needed for Class
Besides the tools from SC I you will be responsible for purchasing a basic drawing/drafting/model making kit which includes:

Each project will be judged on punctuality and effectiveness. The final version will be posted on the Online portfolio and stored there for review. Each project will be peer reviewed in class and graded during finals week.

The projects are listed in order of appearance:

  1. Online Portfolio - Google or your choice
  2. Rough Drawing of a Set Piece  
  3. Hand drafting of a Set Piece with example of lettering
  4. White model of theater with set piece
  5. Vectorworks Project 1

ACADEMIC POLICY: (from the Provost)
Your academic success is important. If you have a documented disability that may have an impact upon your work in this class, please contact me. Students must provide documentation of their disability to the Academic Success Center in order to receive official University services and accommodations. The Academic Success Center can be reached at 856-256-4234. The Center is located on the 3 rd floor of Savitz Hall. The staff is available to answer questions regarding accommodations or assist you in your pursuit of accommodations. We look forward to working with you to meet your learning goals.