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: 02/2008;12/09; 11/14/12

1. Description -
Supervised participation as a performer in scheduled non-musical productions of the theatre arts department with a designated emphasis towards advanced vocal acumen and heightened physical embodiment 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 49Y.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will:
  1. Experience rehearsal and development of progressive, challenging vocal techniques to be included in the rehearsal and performance process.
  2. Explore and develop a confident sense of actor character representation through introduction to and incorporation of a variety of physicalized embodiment approaches cemented through the added challenges 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.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Guided and drilled steps towards joining effective vocal production with appropriate scriptual and performance need analysis (for live public performance) including many of, but not limited to, the following targets:
    1. Regional dialect analysis and incorporation from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. (L/L & Lab)
    2. Clear and appropriate articulation. (L/L & Lab)
    3. Appropriate projection and breath support techniques. (L/L & Lab)
    4. Language demands and influence. (L/L & Lab)
  2. Guided and drilled steps towards joining effective physical representation of dynamic character challenges with appropriate scriptual and performance need analysis (for live public performance) including many of, but not limited to, the following targets:
    1. Gesture analysis and employment. (L/L & Lab)
    2. Foundational posture assessment. (L/L & Lab)
    3. Body energy communication potential. (L/L & Lab)
    4. Physical representation of human emotional interpretation. (L/L & 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 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 fot the AA degree in Theatre Arts as well as transferable CSU/UC credit.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-03-22 15:47:30

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines