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Effective: Summer 2015

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: THTR 99B.
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 -
Continuation of THTR 99B. Students will gain additional practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and running crews. Students will assume greater responsibility for the design and implementation of technical elements for a theatrical production as department heads or group leaders.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate mastery of the skills required to assemble and supervise theatrical crew in the course of a production schedule.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to organize and schedule small groups in solving the technical demands of the production
  3. Create production schedules and organize preparation for technical rehearsals with minimal supervision
  4. Coordinate work between several production departments from design to performance

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. Supervision of the technical tasks during the running of a production (crew)
  2. Organize and schedule a small group responsible for creating or assembling technical elements for the production including scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects
  3. demonstrate Individual responsibility for preparation and organization of tasks required during technical and dress rehearsals of a production
  4. Participate in the design, creation and installation of special production elements in scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects as required for the production

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 various productions support functions dependant on the demands of costumes, set construction, properties, lighting, etc.
  3. Design, create or facilitate 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