THEA-142: Theatrical Production

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Theater
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Theatre
Course Number
142
Course Title
Theatrical Production
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Catalog Course Description

Offers lecture and practice in the public performance of a full-length comedy, drama, or musical. Students are provided opportunities in the areas of acting, assistant directing, stage management, house management, and other appropriate production functions.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

This course is designed to offer practical experience in the process of play production, either as an introduction to some aspect of the process for the student or as a way of focusing on a particular aspect of the process.  Specific elements of application are presented by the instructor in lecture, lecture/demonstration, laboratory experience, culminating in approximately eight (8) public performances.

Core Course Topics
  1. Auditions
  2. Production Meetings
  3. Casting
  4. Schedules
  5. Director's Concept
  6. Character Analysis
  7. Blocking
  8. Prompt Books
  9. Make-up
  10. Scenic Concepts
  11. Detailing Technical Elements
  12. Dress Rehearsals
  13. Strike
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Evaluate dramatic literature for full-length play production.*    
  2. Apply research practices to auditions, casting, rehearsals, and performances appropriate for full-length play production.*
  3. Demonstrate advanced acting techniques appropriate for full-length play production.*
  4. Employ advanced management skills appropriate for full-length play production.*
  5. Apply advanced technical theatre skills appropriate for full-length play production.
  6. Practice advanced run crew skills appropriate for full-length play production.

*Critical Thinking Objective

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

An Rubric that evaluates a student's:

  1. ability to meet deadlines.
  2. ability to work well with others.
  3. effectiveness of communication with instructors and fellow students.
  4. ability to work independently as well as in small groups.
  5. knowledge and understanding of playscript in relationship to director’s and designer’s concepts.
  6. knowledge and understanding of playscript in relationship to rehearsal/technical rehearsal/performance process.
  7. quality of procedural process participation: meetings, notes, work calls, lectures, technical rehearsals, performances, and strike.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Determined by department

Approval Dates

ILT Approval Date
10/28/2011
AALC Approval Date
11/17/2011
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
12/05/2011