Drafting for Theatre

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:
Fall 2020



Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of drafting for the theatre. Students will acquire skills in hand drafting as well as Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD).

Course Details


Connie Smith
Building X, Office:  X223


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Allen. Vectorworks for Entertainment Design. 2nd ed. Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 978036192945.

Woodbridge, Patricia and Hal Tine. Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World. Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 9780240818917.

The Norton Anthology of Drama, Vol I and II. 3rd ed. J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner Jr. & Martin Puchner. Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.  ISBN: 9780393283495.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1      Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2      Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3      Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4      Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)


Theatre Studies Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate dramatic texts, the methods by which dramatic texts are realized in production, and engage in the collaborative communication and processes of theatre production.

Th-1:   Identify aspects of the theatrical production process including performance, directing, design, technical production, marketing, and management.

Th-2:   Analyze dramatic texts and theatrical productions.

Th-3:   Apply performance and/or production practices through work on various theatrical productions.

Th-4:   Demonstrate knowledge of the history, literature, theories, and skills needed for advanced study or a career in theatre arts and entertainment industry.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Examine Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software and its specific application for theatrical production Th1 Homework, Quizzes, Test, Cumulative Final, Projects, 
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to drafting for theatre H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2,  Th4  
Define drafting terms as related to technical production. Th1, Th2, Th4  
Identify tools and materials used for scenic construction and production. Th1, Th2, Th4  
Display skills and proficiency in drafting for technical theatre production. Th1, Th3, Th4  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
  2. Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
  3. Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments.
  4. Participation on a technical crew for a production.
  5. Attend one theatrical production outside of Chipola College.


College-wide policies and resources

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