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Effective: Summer 2015

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: THTR 99A
Advisory: Advisory: Students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to arrange hours and assignments.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter)

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.

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

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.

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)
  • 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

    Representative Text(s) -
    Play scripts and instructor handouts

    Disciplines -
    Theatre Technology
    Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
    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

    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