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Effective: Summer 2015

Advisory: Advisory: THTR 99A and 21A or 25; lab hours will occur on specific evenings and weekends during the quarter; required meeting with instructor during first week of quarter to assign responsibilities and hours per production schedule.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
4 hours lecture-laboratory, 12 hours laboratory. (192 hours total per quarter)

Description -
Students will gain practical experience in the application of production management responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, production management, or technical department management.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the terminology and processes necessary to run a technical department or supervise a cast and crew during the production of a play or musical.
  2. Employ basic organizational skills required to run a technical department or supervise cast and crew in the production of a play or musical.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with designers, directors, technicians and cast in the production of play ro musical.
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 (L-L)
  2. Preparation for production including processes and forms required.(Lab)
  3. Psychology of group dynamics including Maslow's hierarchy of needs (L-L)
  4. Theatre management terminology.(Lab)
  5. Recognize and demonstrate collaborative responsibilities with the director, designers, and crew supervisors.(Lab)
  6. Demonstrate and apply basic skills in running a production or theatre. (Lab)
  7. Organize and schedule the design, creation and implementation of production elements with the assistance of an assigned crew. (Lab)
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Evaluation of individual projects in technical theatre production.
  2. Faculty observation and performance review
  3. Skill demonstrations
  4. Final evaluation of performance responsibilities and outcomes
Representative Text(s) -
Production scripts and instructor handouts.

Disciplines -
Theatre Technology
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 dependent on the demands of costumes, set construction, properties, lighting, etc.
  3. Design, create or facilitate production elements for the stage as required by the production
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