UNH's Coolest Courses [Part 7]: Stagecraft

UNH's Coolest Courses [Part 7]: Stagecraft

Let’s shift gears: there have been many options for outdoor cats in this series, but now we’ll look into some other fine art options. Stagecraft, or THDA 459 is appealing on a couple of different levels. 

Stagecraft goes into basic play production from set building to costume designs. The set building is a win win for technical or theater types.

If you’re already good with your hands, you will not need to take a single note this whole class. Put your hands behind your head and kick back while you earn your FPA credit while learning that a 2″x4″ isn’t really two by four inches. 

And what? You didn’t know that? Consider Stagecraft a chance to dip your toes into something a breath away from actually practical. After all, the idea here is we’re going to become reasonably self-sufficient people someday.

If you’re already an expert carpenter, you may have to grit your teeth and slap together something designed for one night, but we’re talking about the lesser of two evils here. You may prefer to do that than take an acting or poetry course.

If you’re already a theater buff, here’s a chance to pick up a hammer. Or learn what spackle is. Everyone gets a little more well rounded.

If you’ve had a good experience with other courses, go ahead and drop the course name and a quick explanation for why it belongs in the series in a comment. If you disagree with the selection, or had a bad experience, I’d like to hear about that too.