Introduction to Stage Audio
Course Code: TPA2212
Credit Hours: 3
Effective beginning: 2021-22
Course Description:This course is an introduction to audio productions and reinforcement for the stage. Students will learn how to use and maintain audio equipment; record and edit sound effects; and mixing live sound. Emphasis will be placed on digital audio techniques and equipment. In addition to lecture, there will be production hours outside of class.
Building X, Office: X223
Required textbooks/ course materials:
The Norton Anthology of Drama, Vol I and II. 3rd ed. 2013. J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner Jr. & Martin Puchner. Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. ISBN: 9780393283495.
Talbot-Smith, Michael. Sound Engineer’s Pocket Book. 2nd ed. Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 9780240516127.
Sauls, Samuel J., and Craig A. Stark. Audio Production Worktext: Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment. 7th ed. Focal Press. ISBN: 9781138839458
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 Student Learning Objectives||Discipline-Specific |
|Discover principles of human hearing, properties of sound, and audio equipment||H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th4||Homework, Quizzes, Test, Cumulative Final, Projects, Practicum|
|Define vocabulary associated with audio production and support for the theatre||Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4|
|Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to stage audio||H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4|
|Demonstrate the skills required to create sound effects, set up audio system, and mix live sound for a theatrical production||Th1, Th3, Th4|
|Analyze technical audio production process from script to implementation||H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2|
|Employ the skills and professional demeanor essential for effective participation on audio crew||Th1, Th3, Th4|
- Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
- Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
- Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments.
- Participation on a technical crew for a production.
- Attend one theatrical production outside of Chipola College.
College-wide policies and resources
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