11:15a-12:30p TR 3 cr. hrs.

Prerequisite:THTR T225 or consent of the instructor.

This course is an introduction to standard engineering drawing with an emphasis on those special types of technical drawing which are unique to theatre. A unique feature of the course is that it emphasizes standard drafting procedures used by industry in general and THEN shows how these widely accepted methods have been adapted to the special needs of theatre technicians and designers. By this means it is hoped that the student will be able to facilitate effective graphical communication with both theatre and industrial technicians. It is also assumed that mastery of the more sophisticated graphical language of industry will allow the theatre technician to easily and clearly express the increasingly complex technical designs which are becoming ever more common in theatre. Concomitant with the exploration of techniques of engineering drawing is an introduction to aspects of engineering desing such as alternate methods analysis, hardware selection, and some of the basic concepts of structural engineering.

TEXTS:
Jensen & Helsel:Engineering,Drawing and Design4th ed.
Parker & Wolf: Scene Design and Stage Lighting, 7th ed.
Problem Packet
REQUIREMENTS:
ASSIGNMENTS: Approximately (7) weekly drafting assignments that may involve the equivalent of one or several sheets.
EXAMS: (1) Mid Term and (1) Final: short answer and selected drafting problems.