Academic Calendar

THPR – Theatre Production

THPR 100
Theatre Production Boot Camp
3 Credits          Total (45-0-0)

This course introduces students to safe shop procedures, rules, and regulations. Provided in a block format, this intensive week will focus on shop and general theatre safety, providing the student with the introductory knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively in the program. Students must successfully complete this course before participating in Practicum, or any shop (safety related) activities or courses.

THPR 101
Technical Crafts I: Audio & Lighting
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

This course is designed to acquaint first-year students with the basics of audio and lighting methods, techniques, and technology. Students identify, connect, and employ equipment and software for both lighting and audio, and practice basic skills to successfully engage in production.

THPR 102
Artisan Crafts I: Paint, Props, & Costume
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

In this introductory course students will explore the areas of paint, props, and costumes for the theatre. Best practice, tool use, and safety will be emphasized. Discipline-related research and documentation skills will be initiated.

THPR 103
Stage Crafts I: Carpentry, Drafting & Rigging
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

Throughout this introductory course, students learn construction through drafting and an introduction to carpentry. Students will also learn how scenery moves including theatre rigging practices and safety.

THPR 104
Production I
3 Credits          Total (0-0-220)

This course introduces students to safe shop procedures, rules, and regulations; providing the student with the introductory knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively in the program and industry. Students apply theories learned in class to a practical environment as they mount shows throughout the MacEwan University Theatre Department season. Safe work is emphasized.

THPR 121
Technical Crafts II: Audio, Lighting & Video/Projection
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

This course is designed to accelerate the first-year student's understanding of audio and lighting. This course will also introduce students to the basics of video and projection. They will build on the skills and expertise acquired in THPR 101. Students further refine their knowledge of connections, equipment, and software through practice while learning to utilize this equipment in support of productions.

Prerequisites: THPR 101.

THPR 122
Artisan Crafts II: Paint, Props & Costume
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

This course builds on the skills and knowledge of costumes, props, and paint acquired in THPR 102.

Prerequisites: THPR 102.

THPR 123
Stage Crafts II: Carpentry, Drafting & Rigging
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

In Stage Crafts II, students will employ foundational knowledge from THPR 103 in the production shops with a focus on carpentry and rigging proficiencies. Students will plan layouts, select appropriate building materials, and learn to safely use hand and power tools.

Prerequisites: THPR 103.

THPR 124
Production II
3 Credits          Total (0-0-220)

Students apply theories learned in class to a practical environment as they mount shows throughout the MacEwan University Theatre Department season. Emphasis will be placed on safety, backstage etiquette, craft, and documentation.

Prerequisites: THPR 104.

THPR 205
Theatre History
3 Credits          Total (45-0-0)

This introductory course focuses on theatre history through the lens of theatrical production, its innovations, and evolution. Students are exposed to movements in theatre, including the Greek through Renaissance eras. Students will consider the influence of social movements on theatrical practices and develop an awareness of the stylistic features, types of décor, forms of costume, and artistic practices defining each period discussed.

THPR 211
Technical Crafts III: Audio, Lighting & Video/Projection
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

This is an intermediate class in lighting and audio technologies, with a deeper look at video and projection. Students will advance their skills as technicians by practicing how to set up, operate, and troubleshoot complex lighting, audio, and projection systems.

Prerequisites: THPR 121.

THPR 212
Artisan Crafts III: Paint, Props & Costume
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

This course will advance the second-year student's practical abilities in scenic painting, props, and costume. It builds on the introductory skills learned through THPR 102 and THPR 122 while introducing the student to advanced techniques and crafting materials.

Prerequisites: THPR 122.

THPR 213
Stage Crafts III: Carpentry, Drafting & Welding
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

Students continue to develop the skills acquired in Stage Crafts II: drafting, building, hanging, and welding projects as they explore the skills, attitudes, and competencies required to safely construct theatrical scenery.

Prerequisites: THPR 123.

THPR 214
Production III
3 Credits          Total (0-206.5-88.5)

Students apply theories learned in class to a practical environment as they mount shows throughout the MacEwan University Theatre Department season. Emphasis will be placed on safety, skills development, and attention to detail and documentation.

Prerequisites: THPR 124.

THPR 221
Technical Crafts IV: Audio, Lighting & Video/Projection
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

Building on the skills acquired in THPR 211, this is a continuing course in lighting, audio, and video/projection technologies. Students will finesse their technical skills while learning about introductory technical design, computer control, intelligent lighting, recording, sound mixing, and employing digital effects.

Prerequisites: THPR 211.

THPR 222
Artisan Crafts IV: Paint, Props & Costume
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

Building on skills learned through THPR 212, this course continues to expose students to advanced techniques, skills, and materials through hands-on projects.

Prerequisites: THPR 212.

THPR 223
Stage Crafts IV: Carpentry, Drafting & Rigging
3 Credits          Total (15-30-0)

This course will advance students' learning as they are challenged to draft, plan, construct, and critique stage scenery. Emphasis will be placed on attitude and workmanship.

Prerequisites: THPR 213.

THPR 224
Production IV
3 Credits          Total (0-206.5-88.5)

Students apply theories learned in class to a practical environment as they mount shows throughout the MacEwan University Theatre Department season. Emphasis will be placed on safety, honing technical skills and work habits.

Prerequisites: THPR 214.