Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 132 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 9 Lecture/Lab: 2
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

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

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/26/12

1. Description -
Students will gain practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and running crews.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to schedule hours and responsibilities.

2. Course Objectives -
The student should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the skills required for a technical theatre crew.
  2. Demonstrate and employ basic skills to address the technical demands of a theatrical production.
  3. Execute of assignment responsibilities in technical rehearsals.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Rehearsal space with an unobstructed, flat floor, approximately 30' x 40' for rehearsal. Fully-equipped theatre for performance; make-up studio and dressing room facilities.Fully equipped scenic shop.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Assignment to production and performance responsibilities
  2. Preparation for production including necessary theatrical techniques.
  3. Identify and safely utilize appropriate tools to fulfill production requirements for performance.
  4. Basic technical theatre terminology.
  5. Recognize and demonstrate collaborative responsibilities with the director, designers, and crew supervisors.
  6. Demonstrate and apply basic skills in running a production.
  7. Create, maintain or construct basic production elements.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
A.Evaluation of individual projects in technical theatre production.
  • Faculty observation and performance review
  • Skill demonstrations
  • Final evaluation of performance responsibilities and outcomes
  • 7. Representative Text(s) -
    Production scripts and instructor handouts.

    8. Disciplines -
    Theatre Technology, Theater Arts
    9. Method of Instruction -
    1. Lecture
    2. Discussion
    3. Cooperative learning exercises
    4. Oral presentations
    5. Laboratory
    6. Demonstration
    10. Lab Content -
    1. Participation and observation of rehearsal process for scheduled production.
    2. Perform various productions support functions dependant on the demands of costumes, set construction, properties, lighting, etc.
    3. Design, create or facilitate production elements for the stage
    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.
    3. Research materials and methods of implementing required production elements
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course is a restricted core course for the A.A. in Theatre Technology and Theatre Arts.

    Course status: Inactive
    Last updated: 2015-02-23 11:38:24

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines