Self Paced

Theater and Performance Essentials

Stagecraft delves into the intricate art of theater production, from set design to performance, cultivating comprehensive stagecraft skills.

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Self Paced
3 Months


This program explores the multifaceted components of theater production, including set design, lighting, sound, costume, and performance techniques. Participants will learn the practical and theoretical aspects of creating compelling live performances, with hands-on experience in all elements of stage production.


The aim of “Stagecraft: The Essence of Theater and Performance” is to provide participants with comprehensive skills in theater production, enabling them to master technical, design, and performance aspects. The program prepares individuals to produce engaging theatrical experiences that effectively combine creativity, technical expertise, and audience engagement.

Program Objectives

  • Master the technical aspects of set design, lighting, and sound.
  • Develop skills in directing and performance.
  • Learn costume design and property creation for the stage.

Program Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Stagecraft

  • Section 1: Understanding Stagecraft
    • Definitions and Key Concepts in Stagecraft
    • Historical Overview of Stage Design and Technology
  • Section 2: The Role of Stagecraft in Theater
    • Interaction Between Stagecraft and Performance
    • Impact of Stage Design on Audience Experience

Module 2: Elements of Stage Design

  • Section 1: Scenic Design
    • Basics of Scenic Design: Principles and Practices
    • Techniques for Creating Effective Scenic Environments
  • Section 2: Props and Furniture
    • Designing and Constructing Props
    • Role of Props in Enhancing Narrative and Setting

Module 3: Lighting and Sound

  • Section 1: Lighting Design
    • Fundamentals of Theatrical Lighting
    • Techniques for Mood and Atmosphere Through Lighting
  • Section 2: Sound Design
    • Essentials of Sound in Theater
    • Crafting and Controlling Audio Environments

Module 4: Costumes and Makeup

  • Section 1: Costume Design
    • Principles of Costume Design
    • Process of Creating and Maintaining Costumes
  • Section 2: Makeup and Special Effects
    • Techniques in Theatrical Makeup
    • Use of Special Effects Makeup for Enhanced Realism

Module 5: Technical Production and Management

  • Section 1: Stage Management
    • Roles and Responsibilities of a Stage Manager
    • Tools and Techniques for Effective Stage Management
  • Section 2: Technical Direction
    • Overseeing Technical Aspects of Production
    • Coordinating Between Design Teams and Performers

Module 6: Innovation in Stagecraft

  • Section 1: Modern Technologies in Theater
    • Digital Scenography and Projection Mapping
    • Innovations in Lighting and Sound Technology
  • Section 2: Contemporary Challenges and Solutions
    • Addressing Modern Challenges in Stagecraft
    • Sustainability and Efficiency in Theatrical Production

Final Assessment and Project

  • Capstone Project:
    • Designing and Implementing a Full Stage Production
  • Final Examination:
    • Comprehensive Test on Theoretical Knowledge and Practical Applications in Stagecraft

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Students, PhD scholars, academicians, and industry professionals interested in theater arts and stage production.
  • Aspiring stage managers, directors, designers, and technicians looking to deepen their expertise in stagecraft.
  • Theater enthusiasts and practitioners aiming to enhance their practical skills and understanding of theatrical production

Program Outcomes

  1. Technical Proficiency in Stage Design: Master set construction, lighting, and sound design tailored for live performances.
  2. Performance Techniques: Enhance acting and directing skills for theater.
  3. Costume and Prop Design: Develop skills in creating and managing costumes and props that enhance narrative and character.
  4. Project Management: Learn to efficiently manage theater productions from concept through to performance.
  5. Collaborative Production: Foster effective collaboration across diverse production teams.
  6. Creative Problem Solving: Apply creative solutions in dynamic, live performance settings.
  7. Audience Engagement: Understand techniques to captivate and engage audiences effectively.

Fee Structure

Standard Fees: INR 4,998        USD 198

Discounted Fee: INR 2499        USD 99   




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Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Leadership in Theater Production: Opportunities to lead production teams in theater companies.
  • Creative Direction: Potential to direct major theatrical productions.
  • Educational Contributions: Roles in teaching stagecraft and theater production at educational institutions.
  • Cultural Impact: Opportunities to influence and shape cultural expressions through theater.
  • Innovative Theater Practices: Roles in innovating and developing new techniques and technologies for theater production.
  • International Collaborations: Potential to work on international co-productions and festivals.
  • Freelance Opportunities: Flexibility to work across various productions as a freelance professional.
  • Theater Consultancy: Consulting roles advising on production design and management.

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Job Opportunities

  • Stage Manager
  • Theater Director
  • Set Designer
  • Lighting Technician
  • Costume Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Props Manager
  • Dramaturg

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