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Effective: Summer 2015

Advisory: Advisory: Students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to schedule hours and responsibilities.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter)

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.

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.

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.

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.
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
  • Representative Text(s) -
    Production scripts and instructor handouts.

    Disciplines -
    Theatre Technology, Theater Arts
    Method of Instruction -
    1. Lecture
    2. Discussion
    3. Cooperative learning exercises
    4. Oral presentations
    5. Laboratory
    6. Demonstration
    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
    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