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: 12/11/09;11/14/12

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 Recognize and apply premises of the play through study according to the identified work's historical content, style, genre, cultural and/or ethnic context.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 (L-L)
    1. Determination of history, style, genre, cultural and/or ethnic context and the impact thereof upon performance choices for live public performance.(L-L)
    2. Rehearsed experimentation with multiple textual interpretations as they relate to nuanced variations in potential human response as determined by the assigned text. (L-L)
    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. (L-L)
    1. Assess and experiment through rehearsal the impact of environment, circumstances and background leading to confident character embodiment. (L-L)
    2. 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 demostrate proficiency by successfully completing designated class project/performance assignment for public presentation.
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 the AA degree in Theatre Arts. It is also transferable UC/CSU credit.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-03-22 15:44:55

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines