CURRICULUM MAP: 10295.map
Introduction to Musical Theater (SCP) 921
Technical Unit:Stage Lighting/Set Design/Costumes/Make-Up
TIME FRAME: on going
MAP LEVEL: 1
01.3 THE ARTS - THEATRE
-- Students will imagine and clearly describe characters, their relationships and their environments
-- Students will design the playing space to communicate characters and action in specific locales
-- Students will collaborate to select and safely organize available materials that suggest scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes and makeup.
-- Students will describe and use the relationship among scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes and makeup in creating an environment appropriate for the drama
-- Students will analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements
-- Students will develop the environment using visual elements (line, texture, color, space), visual principles (repetition, balance, emphasis, contrast, unity) and aural qualities (pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, expression) from traditional and nontraditional sources
01.3 THE ARTS - THEATRE
-- Students will work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting and sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character.
-- Students will explain the physical and chemical properties of the technical aspects of theatre, such as light, color, electricity, paint and makeup
-- Students will develop designs that use visual and aural elements to convey environments that clearly support the text
-- Students will apply technical skills and understandings, including scientific and technological advances, to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes and makeup
-- Students will compare how ideas and emotions are expressed in theatre, dance, music and visual arts
-- Students will identify various career available to theatre artists.
01.3 THE ARTS - THEATRE
-- Students will explore career opportunities in theatre ad theatre-related fields.
-- Students will identify and describe the visual aural, oral and kinetic elements of classroom dramatizations and dramatic performances
How do the technical aspects of a theatrical production, lighting, sets, sound, costumes and make-up, aid in telling the story?
What are the basics of these technical elements?
In this unit, the students will be learning about the technical aspects of live theater: Stage lighting, set design and construction, costumes and make-up. Students will learn the characteristics and technical language for each topic. Each unit provides for hands-on learning to take place. Specific areas to be covered include:
*Stage lighting: Lekos, Fresnels, PARS, Strip Lights, Follow Spots, Pin Spots- lenses and lamps for all, reflective characteristics and illumination properties
*Stage lighting Accessories- Gels, Gobos, Top Hats, Barn Doors
*Operation of a lighting board to include programming and determinging cues
*Set Design: Practicality and functionality of sets, storage, safety, building, painting
*Costumes: How to choose costumes for specific shows
*Stage make-up: how to apply, how to age, how to create special effects
In this unit, the student will:
*Identify different types of lighting units ( leko, fresnel, par, strip light, follow spot, pin spot) and explain the characteristics that make each unit unique.
*Define technical teminology related to lighting, sets, costumes and make-up
*Identify and explain the uses for the many different types of lighting accessories
*Create a set design proposal for a given scene or musical
*Explain and/or demonstrate the process of building a flat
*Describe the different tools and materials used in set design
*Describe the main reasons for stage make-up
*Apply stage make-up according to specific specifications
In this unit each student will:
*Discuss the different types of lighting units designed in theatrical productions. Discussions will include: the characteristsic of each lighting unit-lamps, lens, shutters, how to focus, where each lighting unit will be most affective in a theater, lighting accessories-gels, gobos, tophats, barn doors, etc. , how to correctly and safely hang lighting units.
*Discuss the elements of set design: design and storage, stationary vs movable sets, periactoids, flats, how to construct a flat, basic tools used in set construction, set painting
*Costume design and choices for different characters and different productions
*Elements of stage make-up and its application to include prosthetics, hair, spirit gum use, special effects. Students will have the opportunity to apply make-up to their own faces.
Assessments for this unit will include:
*written quizzes and tests on lighting, set design, costumes and make-up
*Hands on activities such as hanging lighting units, applying stage make-up, set painting
If the class is offered at the same time a theaterical production is occurring, the students will have the opportunity to work on the technical aspects of said production. Students will be encouraged to aid in set painting, hanging lighting units, obtaining costumes and helping with make-up application during the run of the show.