Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
18 hours laboratory.6 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 216 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 18 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: 11/12;10/13; 5/29/14

1. Description -
Assists the student to develop technical skills required at the advanced level of musical theatre performance through the rehearsal and performance of a fully staged musical theatre production.
Prerequisite: THTR 47B or enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Learn principal roles and appropriate singing technique for this repertoire.
  2. Develop and execute blocking and choreography appropriate to leading characters.
  3. Create and execute characterization for lead roles in a musical.
  4. Develop and execute rehearsal and performance practices at a professional level.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Rehearsal cloths, Basic stage make-up supplies, theatre, shop area, dressing rooms, box office; costume, property and scenery inventory. Auxiliary rehearsal hall approximately 30' x 60' with piano and accompanist.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Learn principal roles and appropriate singing technique for this repertoire:
    1. Maintain healthy vocal practice through rehearsals and performances.
    2. Ability to sing more complex solos, duets and large ensembles.
    3. Preparation and memorization of solo music from the musical score, including musical values (legato, crescendo, dynamics, etc.)
    4. Understand appropriate musical style, historical and period elements influencing the setting of this musical.
    5. Target steps for moving to professional or pre-professional performance experience.
  2. Develop and execute blocking and choreography appropriate to assigned characters:
    1. Ability to execute complex and extensive blocking directions for scenes as assigned character.
    2. Ability to apply complex blocking within the framework of performance of the musical.
    3. Ability to learn solo, as well as ensemble dance as an expression of character.
    4. Ability to apply learned choreography within the framework of performance as assigned character consistently throughout performance run.
  3. Create and execute characterization for a lead role in a musical:
    1. Develop lead character as assigned as well as separate characters as needed within the ensemble.
    2. Apply music and choreography to that character as an expression of character.
    3. Text analysis and communication for character as assigned, communicating the arc of the character within the musical script.
    4. Develop effective and complex relationships with other characters within the musical play.
    5. Expand performance discipline to include consistent performance of a lead role through rehearsal and performance.
  4. Develop and execute rehearsal and performance practices at a professional level:
    1. Ability to effectively work through notes from rehearsals prior to the following rehearsal, including effective and timely communication with the director, music director and all designers.
    2. Ability to execute character make-up, hair and costume as directed for all performances.
    3. Successful completion of appropriate audition including preparation of call-back materials: songs and scenes from the musical play.
    4. Ability to understand how the design elements of the show will impact the character development. Including understanding of set models, costume renderings and essential props.
    5. Execute the relationships and professional behavior of working with the Stage Manage and crew, in addition to director, Music, Director, Choreographer and Design Team.
    6. Execute to the demands of achieving and maintaining a consistent level of work from rehearsal through performance of assigned lead roles.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Instructor/director observation
  2. Continual during-production feedback
  3. Public performance
  4. Self-evaluation
7. Representative Text(s) -
Performance script varies with each production.

8. Disciplines -
Theater Arts
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Discussion
  2. Cooperative learning exercises
  3. Oral presentations
  4. Laboratory
  5. Demonstration
  6. Community service
10. Lab Content -
  1. Rehearsal
  2. Preparation and performance of a full-scale musical production.
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. Read scripts for production preparation.
  2. Read and assess background materials for production preparation and relevance.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Theatre Arts and is UC/CSU transferable.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-02-23 11:36:27

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines