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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21M.735 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Technical Design: Scenery, Mechanisms, and Special Effects 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Music and Theater Arts 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Michael Katz 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21M.735 Technical Design: Scenery, Mechanisms, and Special Effects

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features extensive tech notes and examples of student work.

    Course Description

    This class looks at the special structural and practical needs of theatrical scenery and effects and how they can be constructed. We map the technical design process from initial meetings to realization on stage. The class emphasizes safety, budgeting, and problem solving. Ten 1-3 page Tech notes are required as well as a final project. Work includes actual production assignments as well as paper design projects.

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