Theatre Technology

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theatre Technology

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to the technology of theatre, including lighting, the operation of audio technology and stage management.

    The Theatre Studies weekly Lunchtime Theatre programme provides students with a practical opportunity to participate in a theatre production as members of the technical and front-of-house crew.

    Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete the subject will gain an appreciation of how to manage backstage tasks and roles in performance. Students will acquire practical skills in organising and fulfilling a range of technical and production tasks required for the staging of theatrical performances.

    Course Structure: There will be two 3-hour practical workshops each week, plus additional time outside of class for rehearsals and performances

    Textbooks: Text books are not required for this paper.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.