THEA-256: Directing

School
Liberal Arts
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Theatre
Course Number
256
Course Title
Directing
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-131 eligible
Catalog Course Description

Presents the principles of stage direction, how to survey the areas of composition, picturization, movement, rhythm, auditions, casting, rehearsals, and actor psychology.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Script Analysis

    Analyze scripts for directing requirements.

  2. Production Design

    Analyze how to conceptualize the world of the play in physical terms (Set-Lights-Costumes-Makeup).
    Draw a floor plan that reflects the directorial concept.

  3. Lighting

    Organize lighting cues.

  4. Rehearsal Schedules

    Construct a rehearsal schedule based on the temporal needs of the script.

  5. Directing

    Direct a scene in a one-act play utilizing appropriate picturization, movement, and rhythm.
    Manage the practicalities of theatrical production in the direction of a scene from a one-act play.

  6. Sound

    Organize sound cues.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Exams
  2. A Prompt Book
  3. A 15 minute scene from a one-act play presented in class
Texts

Determined by department.

Outcomes

Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019