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Winterim 2018

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THE238 - Live Sound for Theatre and Stage

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Emphasizes sound reinforcement for live theatre and concert productions. Examines sound design and the production of sound effects in a theatrical context. Introduces basic audio recording for sound designers. Two Lecture, three lab hours as arranged with instructor.

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Describe the principles of Frequency, amplitude and acoustics in sound reinforcement*
2. Demonstrate proper safety procedures for avoiding physical and electrical hazards that may affect technicians and performers.
3. Describe the patterns, characteristics, and proper use, of various types of microphones in a live performance setting
4. Explore concepts of sound design by:
-working within the boundaries of a theatrical script
-creating and recording sound effect cues
-incorporating the sound cues into an appropriate playback format
5. Demonstrate proper signal flow and gain staging from an input device thru sound console output
6 Analyze a technical stage plot for a touring show or concert and set the stage as required
7. Design a live Sound Reinforcement system (SRS) which demonstrates an understanding of proper and effective use of stage sound and equipment.*

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
1. Science of Sound
2. Digital Audio and Sound Design
3. Safe practices on stage
4. Techniques of using audio equipment and establishing stage sound
5. Microphones
6. The Sound Reinforcement System
7. The sound console
8. Final Project

Effective Term: Fall 2015