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Spencer, Jonathan Instructor



courses taught

  • THTR 2105 - Introduction to Performance Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the creative/collaborative process of design for theatre and dance, including scenery, costume, lighting, and sound. Students create design projects and evaluate them with regard to artistic and practical concerns. Much of the course work is hands-on, experiential, and team-oriented.
  • THTR 3015 - Scene Design 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines the process of theatrical scene design from early conception to realization. Course work is project-based. Students are introduced to the crafts of script analysis, conceptualization, design expression, drafting, and 3-D model building.
  • THTR 3035 - Production Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Practical production projects within a designated area of technical theatre, design, stage management, normally related to the department's season. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.
  • THTR 3055 - Stage Lighting Design 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the craft of stage lighting design through lecture/demos, hands-on production experiences, theoretical projects and applied lighting labs. Subject matter includes the functions of stage lighting, aesthetics of light, color theory, lighting for performance, design graphics and basic lighting technology.
  • THTR 4055 - Stage Lighting Design 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores the depths and nuances of stage lighting design through the execution of weekly laboratory projects and critiques. Work singly and in groups in a hands-on environment of experimentation and exploration using industry standard lighting fixtures and control consoles. Students develop the ability to examine the aesthetics of light, to communicate their intentions to collaborators, to determine the efficacy of their approaches, and to adjust to achieve their goals.
  • THTR 4095 - Special Topics in Theatre Design and Technology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Intensive study of specialized topics in theatre technology and design. Topics and credits specified in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours within a term.
  • THTR 4149 - Theatre Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides opportunities for theatre majors to explore career opportunities in theatre fields other than, or in addition to, those with performance emphasis. Students apply knowledge and skills developed in their major studies to a practical work experience. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended requisite: 30 credit hours in THTR.
  • THTR 4555 - Production Studio
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Requires participation in a Theatre Department production assignment in the areas of design, technology, or management, as well as participation in a semester portfolio review. May be repeated upto 6 total credit hours.
  • THTR 5049 - Special Topics in Theatre
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Opportunity for students to explore, upon consultation with the instructor, areas in theatre that the normal sequence of offerings may not allow. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as THTR 4049.
  • THTR 6005 - Production Research and Practicum: Designing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Allows students to undertake a design project, normally within the theatre season, that requires detailed preparatory research, testing of ideas, and public presentation of theories and concepts in practice. Students work under faculty supervision, and prepare a documented written report and evaluation of the research, design, and realization process, as well as fully rendered designs and/or plots. Projects may be in costumes, lights, or scenery.