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DRAM6017 - Theatre Technology 2

Title:Theatre Technology 2
Long Title:Theatre Technology 2
Module Code:DRAM6017
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: Keith Clancy
Module Description: A follow-on module where the student expands both his/her range of skills and theoretical knowledge in the field of theatre technology and begins to apply these creatively.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Actively deploy standard theatre lighting equipment in live situations
LO2 Operate sound and lighting desks to a fixed set of cues
LO3 Draw-up a lighting and/or sound plot for a theatrical production
LO4 Safely act as a crew member in a theatre rigging team
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theatre Lighting
Coloured Light - theory and application; gels; barn doors; light intensity and focus; programmed transitions, scene changes; introduction to moving lights and effects
Theatre Sound
Microphone type and placement; equalisation; compression and digital effects; speaker arrays - Galileo control unit; sound desk - Yamaha DM2000; feedback control
Sound & Lighting Design
Creative design principles; coherent design integration; color schemes; ambience; text analysis
Rigging and De-rigging
Operating as part of a team to safely and quickly set up and break down lighting and sound equipment; stock management and storage
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Essay on a theatre technology topic 1,3 20.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment by lecturer of practical engagement and development 1,2,4 30.0 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 3,4 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theoretical Content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Practical Theatre/Studio Session 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Individual study and practice 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gary Thorne 2010, Technical Drawing for Stage Design, Crowood Press [ISBN: 978-1847971517]
  • Joslin McKinney, Philip Butterworth 2009, The Cambridge Introduction to Scenography, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 978-0521612326]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • edited by Jane Collins and Andrew Nisbet 2010, Theatre and performance design, Routledge [ISBN: 978-0415432108]
  • Andy Farnell 2010, Designing Sound, MIT Press [ISBN: 978-0262014410]
  • Richard Pilbrow 2010, Stage Lighting Design, Nick Hern Books [ISBN: 978-1854599964]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 2 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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