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
  2. Production Design
  3. Prompt Book
  4. Rehearsal Schedules
  5. Lighting
  6. Sound
  7. Floor Plans
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Analyze scripts for directing requirements.
  2. Analyze how to conceptulize the world of the play in physical terms (Set-Lights-Costumes-Makeup).
  3. Draw a floor plan that reflects the directorial concept.
  4. Construct a rehearsal schedule based on the temporal needs of the script.
  5. Organize lighting cues.
  6. Organize sound cues.
  7. Direct a scene in a one-act play utilizing appropriate picturization, movement, and rhythm.*
  8. Manage the practicalities of a theatrical production in the direction of a scene from a one-act play.*

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.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2015
ILT Approval Date
04/20/2015
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/04/2015