4YD BFA 1 Curriculum

 

This course continues from the previous course and continues to investigate the basic techniques and procedures of contemporary theatre technical practice.  The course will also provide opportunities for the student to gain practical experience within a controlled environment, to apply and reinforce their knowledge in a practical manner.

This course provides the awareness of work place hazards and safety within the theatre as well as in all live entertainment contexts.  Students in this course will also be taught accident prevention theory, risk assessment, personal protection equipment and accident reports.

The aim of the Foundation Year is to introduce all the components of live performance.  The EDT Departmental support studies comprises of Intro to EDT I & II and Safety in Theatre.  By the end of the programme the student will have the necessary skills to act as a technical stage crew.

Below is the curriculum chart for the Foundation Year and course outlines and links to the syllabuses for the EDT specific courses.

This course provides the student with an investigation of the basic techniques and procedures of contemporary theatre technical practice.  It will provide the opportunity to learn about current terminology, tools, working conventions and techniques required to fit up and install systems in lighting, sound and the set for a stage performance by safe and efficient methods. 

The course will also provide opportunities for the student to gain practical experience within a controlled environment, to apply and reinforce their knowledge in a practical manner.

Fundamentals of TEA.  LX ModuleSD Module

This course provides the student with an introduction to the basic techniques and procedures of contemporary theatre lighting and sound technology.  Through the use of practical projects the module will provide the opportunity for the student to learn about current terminology, working conventions and techniques required in a lighting or sound production team.  The module will also help students understand the inter-relationship of these areas within the department as well as how each contributes to a successfully realized theatre production.

This course varies in relation to the area within the Departments of the School of TEA in which it is taken. Students take two different areas in each Semester – three in the Department of their Major plus one other. Students undertake assisting duties, project work, production work and various assignments relating to Academy or other productions according to their skill level.