Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/26/12; 10/01/13

1. Description -
Delves into the full development of an organic, original production from inception to performance. Students will produce a full-length production consisting of several student-generated short plays. Focus on writing skills and creative contributions to the shows content. Student responsibilities may extend to additional areas of acting and production support. The quarter culminates with several public performances.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in THTR 50B.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. substantially develop skills applicable to the writing of play scripts for theatrical production.
  2. practically apply acquired skills directly into a public theatre production.
  3. participate in multiple areas of theatre craft.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. An unobstructed, flat floor approximately 30' x 40', as well as additional classroom spaces for rehearsals.
  2. Access to and use of simple furniture and set pieces, as well as minimal props and costume pieces.
  3. A studio theatre performance space with seating for approximately l00 people.
  4. Access to approximately 100 folding chairs and portable platforms for potential outdoor performances.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Practically engage in the writing and creation of scripts and show content for production.
    1. Identify relevant, topical, contemporary themes
    2. Give a voice to issues and agendas relevant to the student artists' perception and sensitivities.
    3. Explore emphasis on multi-cultural perspectives and issues that shape and affect the immediate social climate.
  2. Create a fully prepared, viable performance product for public audience as the culmination of the terms' process.
    1. Meet all deadlines for script submission
    2. Translate script concept to stage performance
    3. Participate in play development and necessary rewrites
    4. Work with actors and technical elements to communicate ideas and concepts
  3. In addition to playwriting, each student of the class may work in multiple capacities on the production, including acting and production support.
    1. Meet all deadlines for rehearsal and performance needs.
    2. Manage a variety of responsibilities in contribution to the overall production
    3. Practice acquired or new skills

5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Students' work will be evaluated on the basis of quality and consistency of contribution to the ensemble process.
  2. Students' fulfillment of assigned roles necessary to complete the cooperative task of producing the performance.
  3. Students will be evaluated on strength of progressive growth and development during the term.
  4. Several public performances of the production will be presented. The quality of written work and performances will be discussed individually with the student and during group critiques and evaluations.

7. Representative Text(s) -
Scripts generated by the class.

8. Disciplines -
Theatre Arts
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Laboratory.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Cooperative development and rehearsal of student created plays.
  2. Student individual responsibility in contributing to the coordination of the entire program into performance ready entity.
  3. Scheduled technical rehearsals and public performance time.

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. Development and writing of viable, performable short plays
  2. Group and individual reading of student written work
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a support course for the AA degree in Theatre Arts.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-05 08:02:54

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines