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EIT 242 Rigging
Credit Hours:   3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Introduction to the technical aspects of rigging for theater and concerts, including single and double purchase counterweight systems, block and tackle, cable and chain rigging, powered hoist systems and portable scenic and lighting trusses.

Prerequisites: EIT101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Conduct a needs assessment, analyze the results, and create a plan for rigging a variety of theater and concert equipment.
2. (Synthesis Level) Based upon the customized plan, develop appropriate means to safely handle, raise/lower, anchor and stabilize equipment.
3. (Synthesis Level) According to established industry safety standards, prepare equipment by safely flying system electrics, including speakers, lighting instruments, and electric accessories.
4. (Analysis Level) Select and utilize appropriate rigging configurations to safely hoist and anchor theater and concert equipment or performers.
5. (Application Level) Operate and assemble standard rigging equipment for a theater event and concert, critique the results, and identify future improvements or creative strategies.
6. (Synthesis Level) Develop a light plot portfolio using standardized paperwork accepted by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).
Internal/External Standards Accreditation