Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
THTR 49BPERFORMANCE PRODUCTION IISummer 2015
1 hour lecture, 15 hours laboratory.6 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 192 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 15 Lecture/Lab:
 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: 12/11/09;11/14/12;9/14

1. Description -
Supervised performance participation in scheduled productions of the theatre arts department with a specific target towards text interpretation and commitment to characterization through live public performance. Culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 49X.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Recognize and apply premises of the play through study according to the identified work's historical content, style, genre, cultural and/or ethnic context.
    1. Apply the above perspectives towards analyzing dialogue for dramatic or humorous impact in live performance.
    2. Examine the rhythm, language structure and vocabulary of dialogue as they apply to psychological motivations of human behavioral choices.
  2. Interpret and experiment with analysis of a character's presented and imagined life circumstances, processing them into specific performance interpretation through 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.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Study and assessment of the selected work of dramatic literature for performance (Lec)
    1. Determination of history, style, genre, cultural and/or ethnic context and the impact thereof upon performance choices for live public performance.(Lec)
    2. Rehearsed experimentation with multiple textual interpretations as they relate to nuanced variations in potential human response as determined by the assigned text. (Lab)
    3. Fulfillment of rehearsed experimentation of above premises into live public performance. (Lab)
  2. Investigate influences in shaping the behavioral habits and patterns, motivations of character interpretation. (Lec)
    1. Assess and experiment through rehearsal the impact of environment, circumstances and background leading to confident character embodiment. (Lab)
    2. Fulfillment of rehearsed experimentation of above premises into live public performance. (Lab)
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Students will:
  1. demostrate proficiency by successfully completing designated class project/performance assignment for public presentation.
  2. arrive at proficiency through detailed instructor feedback and evaluation at every phase of the production process.
  3. 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. There is no regular text as the text chosen each term will not repeat within a minimum of 10 years. The text is chosen based on the specific performance project.

8. Disciplines -
Theatre Arts
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture: presentation of theory and foundational premises of prescribed performance material
  2. Discussion: assessment and analysis of situations as they relate to rehearsal instructions and performance preparation
  3. Cooperative learning exercises: ensemble performance projects
  4. Oral presentations: solo performance exercises
  5. Laboratory: rehearsal and preparation
  6. Demonstration: peer and instructor modelling and self-assessment through performance presentations
  7. Trial and error experimentation towards fulfillment of prescribed course project a full-length production for public performance.
 
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.
  3. Plan, prepare and execute assigned facets of consistently performing in repetition a prescribed performance production in a public audience forum.
  4. Fulfill the necessary group project requirements of public performance through personal preparation through warm-um, make-up application, costume preparation and other necessary elements.
 
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 and study assigned play scripts.
  2. Research and study project related background materials.
  3. Performance assignment memorization.
  4. Read related project articles assigned by instructor.
  5. Write self-reflection journal.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Theatre Arts. It is also transferable UC/CSU credit.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-02-23 11:37:27


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines