Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory.6 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 180 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 9 Lecture/Lab: 6
 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: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Supervised performance participation in scheduled productions of the theatre arts department with specific inclusion through a rehearsal into live public performance context of augmented, nuanced acting skill premises and enhanced script interpretation of cultural and socio-economic circumstances. Culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Experience rehearsal and development of progressive sensibility towards analyzing and applying character representation through comprehensive investigative script analysis techniques, manifesting into performance.
  2. Assess, explore and develop a confident sense of performance acumen through multiple interpretations of character through visualization, empathetic speculation, relationship and atmospheric circumstance analysis as dictated by script mandated circumstances through the added challenge of live public performance.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
A fully-equipped studio or standard proscenium theatre, dressing and make-up rooms, theatre scenic and costume shops, theatre box office, additional rehearsal space as required, basic audio-visual equipment, necessary production support staff.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Detailed examination of psychological determiners, as dictated by script triggers, and multiple response considerations therein as applied to developmental performance representation. (L/L)
    1. Comprehensive assessment of motivating factors that promote action in human behaviors and how they apply to specific acting representation and response. (L/L)
    2. Fulfilling above described research and rehearsed experimentation into confident public performance (Lab).
  2. Investigate influences in shaping the motivating forces present in varied social conditions of an individual as they impact interpretation of psycho-physical choices in acting through several of, but not limited to, the following advanced techniques: (L/L)
    1. Visualization (L-L)
    2. Speculative imagination (L/L)
    3. Role reversal/empathetic exploration (L/L)
    4. Subtext surfacing (L/L)
    5. Fulfillment of rehearsed experimentation of above premises into live public performance. (Lab)

5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. The student will demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing designated class project/performance assignment for public presentaion. assign
B The student will arrive at proficiency through detailed instructor feedback and evaluation at every phase of the production process.
  • The student will arrive at proficiency through evaluation of written character studies, background research, peer and self-evaluation.
  • 7. Representative Text(s) -
    The selected play script and appropriate background reading as assigned by the instructor each quarter.

    8. Disciplines -
    Theatre Arts
    9. Method of Instruction -
    During periods of instruction the student will be engaging in lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, demonstration, trial and error experimentation.
    10. Lab Content -
    1. Participation and observation of rehearsal process for scheduled production.
    2. Perform various, necessary production support functions--including but not minted to, costume fittings, publicity, other preparation or technical support.

    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. Study assigned play scripts.
    2. Read related project articles and other background materials.
    3. Write self-reflection journal.
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course is a restricted support course for AA degree in Theatre Arts. This course is also transferable CSU/UC credit.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-09-02 08:18:53

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines