Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 132 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 9 Lecture/Lab: 2
 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,   Certificate of Achievement
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/26/12; 10/01/13

1. Description -
Students will gain a practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following theatre technical areas: construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, special effects and running crews based on the students level of experience and the demands of the current department productions. Students will assume greater responsibility for the planning and scheduling of work in their assigned area.
Prerequisite: THTR 99A
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: 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:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the skills required for a technical theatre crew.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in assisting department heads in anticipating and addressing the technical challenges of a theatrical production
  3. Execute assigned responsibilities in technical rehearsals with minimal supervision
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of theatre terminology and techniques associated with a specific area of technical theatre such as scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects

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.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Responsibility for technical tasks during the running of a production (Lab)
  2. A member of a small group responsible for creating or assembling technical elements for the production including scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects (L-L and Lab)
  3. Individual responsibility for tasks required during technical and dress rehearsals of a production (Lab)
D.Individual responsibility for creating and installing special production elements in scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects as required for the production (l-L and Lab)
  • Participation in discussion and planning of assignments and schedules for a theatrical production (L-L)
  • 5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Faculty observation and ongoing performance reviews
    2. Evaluation of individual projects in technical theatre production.
    3. Skill demonstrations
    4. Final evaluation of performance responsibilities and outcomes

    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Play scripts and instructor handouts

    8. Disciplines -
    Theatre Technology
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
    10. Lab Content -
    1. Participation and observation of rehearsal process for scheduled production.
    2. Perform productions support functions dependant on the demands of costumes, set construction, properties, lighting, etc.
    3. Design, create and supervise the implementation of specific production elements for the stage

    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 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
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree and Certificate of Achievement in Theatre Technology.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2013-11-12 11:23:58

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines