|1. Description - |
|Continuation of THTR 99C. Students will gain practical experience in the application of production techniques and organization in any or all of the following areas: construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and production crews.|
|Prerequisite: THTR 99C.|
|Advisory: THTR 21A; students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to arrange hours and assignments.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to organize and supervise a small technical theatre crew in an area of theatrical production.
- Demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to organize and supervise small groups in solving the technical demands of a large theatrical production
- Create schedules and organize preparation for technical rehearsals with minimal supervision for a multi-scene theatrical production
- Demonstrate mastery of theatre terminology and techniques associated with several areas of technical theatre including scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound and visual effects
- Demonstrate the ability to recruit, train and manage a group of peers to complete front of house or backstage duties for a theatrical production with multiple performances.
|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 scene shop for construction, painting and assembly of scenery and properties using a variety of standard techniques. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
D.Design, create and install special production elements in scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects as required for the production
- Supervision of the technical tasks during the running of a production (Lab)
- Organize and schedule the creation and assembly of multiple technical elements for a large, multi scene theatrical production including scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects (L-L and Lab)
- Responsibility for preparation and organization of tasks required during technical and dress rehearsals of a production (L-L and Lab)
Recruit and manage volunteers for front of house work including house management, ushers and concessions for the run of a large department production (L-L and Lab)
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Faculty observation and ongoing performance reviews
- Evaluation of individual projects in technical theatre production.
- Skill demonstrations
- Final evaluation of performance responsibilities and outcomes
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Instructor provided play scripts and handouts. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Theatre Technology |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration. |
|10. Lab Content - |
- Participation and observation of rehearsal process for scheduled production.
- Perform various productions support functions dependant on the demands of costumes, set construction, properties, lighting, etc.
- Design, create or facilitate production elements for the stage
- Observe rehearsals and coordinate front of house or backstage activities within specific production requirements and and accepted procedures.
|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 - |
- Read scripts for production preparation.
- Read and assess background materials for production preparation and relevance.
- Research materials and methods of implementing required production elements
- Create staffing schedules for front of house or backstage staff in line with accepted industry standards.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Theatre Arts. |