Grossmont College Technology Plan 2007-2010.

Technology

Theatre Arts

Description

Theatre as an art form continues to be enhanced with technological tools.  The faculty has incorporated many aspects of this technology into their curriculum.  Theatre Arts students need to have access to the tools that are becoming more common in the industry.

Curriculum Impact

With the continued refining of Theatrical equipment, a method of updating antiquated equipment must be implemented.  In addition, virtually every competitive commercial practitioner of theatre now uses a computer in some manner for drafting, rendering, presentation, fiscal concerns, writing or scheduling. The Theatre Arts program must fully embrace computer aided design and communication methods, along with traditional hand methods, as part of each course.  Also, existing apparatus must continue to upgraded and replaced with more up to date technologies and equipment.

Approximate Number of Students Served

600 students in 50 lecture and lab sections Mondays through Saturdays.

Support Impact

Installation and general ongoing maintenance to be completed by existing Theatre Arts staff and District technicians whenever possible.

Year 1 (2007-2008)

Pursue methods of producing large format computer projections in room 239 and room 247.  Pursue new lighting equipment technology such as new automated fixtures, color changers and other fixtures. Pursue adding 5 Apple workstations with individual graphics tablets, network color printer, network plotter and appropriate furniture to room 238.  Pursue the purchase of a 35mm Slide Projector.  Pursue the purchase of CD/DVD/VHS Musical Theatre materials.  Purchase wireless headsets for use in 247 and 241/242. Purchase additional wiring to complete install of new dimming system for 241/242.  Purchase new Overlock sewing machines and dress forms for costuming classes in 239. Purchase new woodworking equipment for scenic construction in 246.  Pursue installation of Scene Shop Dust Collection system. 

 Objective

Pursue methods of producing large format computer projections in rooms 239 and 247.  Pursue adding 5 Apple Workstations with individual graphics tablets, network color printer, network plotter and appropriate furniture to room 238. Pursue the purchase of a 35mm Slide Projector. Pursue the purchase of advanced pattern drafting software and peripheral equipment.  Pursue purchase of additional equipment to complete Dimmer Rack installation in 241/242.  Update department software in drafting area.  Pursue purchase of additional production communication equipment.

 Action to Meet Objective

Seek funding for all items not yet purchased

 Year 2 (2008-2009)

Objective

Pursue the purchase of CD/DVD/VHS Musical Theatre materials.  Pursue replacement of antiquated Lighting equipment.  Pursue replacement of antiquated Scene Shop stationary power tools.  Purchase additional Laptop computer.

Action to Meet Objective

Seek funding for all items not yet purchased

Year 3 (2009-2010)

 Objective

Pursue purchase of updated audio console for Stagehouse Theatre productions.  Pursue replacement of antiquated automated lighting fixtures.

 Action to Meet Objective

Seek funding for all items not yet purchased

 


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