Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1.5 Lab Hours: 1.5 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 2/8;12/09;12/10;11/24/12

1. Description -
Introduction to the concepts and practice of choreographed hand-to-hand and small weapons combat for stage and camera using techniques with emphasis on safety concepts and universal industry maneuver standards required for all stage combat circumstances.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Course includes rigorous physical activity; not open to students with credit in DRAM 58 or THTR 58.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Incorporate physical exercises particular to hand-to-hand and small weapons stage combat, warm-up and preparation for performance.
  2. Develop increased awareness of the body in terms of balance and spacing required for effective execution of hand-to-hand stage combat techniques.
  3. Develop a library of maneuvers universal to the concepts of stage combat and be able to apply them practically.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Clothes that do not inhibit movement, preferably tights and/or non loose fitting sweats. Room with an open space for movement; audio-visual equipment and mirrors; tumbling mats.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Introduction of maneuvers, necessary preparation, flow of sequencing maneuvers (Lecture).
  2. Incorporated movement elements including: balance, posture, center of gravity, pace, energy expression, emotion, force, partner weight sharing and cooperation (Lecture).
    1. Synthesis of indicated techniques (Lab).
  3. Roles of attacker and defender/victim (Lecture).
    1. Include premises of selling the fight
    2. Application to character and other acting demands
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes of techniques and industry terminology.
  2. Completion of effective fight choreography score.
  3. Final project presentation.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Instructor handout packet

8. Disciplines -
Theatre Arts
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration, Peer Observation/Evaluation.
Through structured lecture, teacher demonstrations and guided student rehearsal, the student will explore and apply the techniques of study to formal, rehearsed work. Students will actively, practically enhance stage combat awareness and skills through exposure to topics.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Practice and development of introduced maneuvers.
  2. Development of cooperative learning assignments.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Cooperative development of original support scene leading to final combat sequence.
  2. Self-analysis journal.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AA degree in Theatre Arts.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-05 07:51:59

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines