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Course Syllabus

Course: THEA 2611

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Theater Arts
Title: Production Practicum I

Semester Approved: Spring 2016
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2021
End Semester: Spring 2022

Catalog Description: This course is a practical application of basic theatre production skills through supervised play rehearsals and technical crew support experiences. Repeatable for credit.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1-2; Lecture: 1-2; Lab: 1-2

Justification: This course is offered by most theatre departments throughout the state as a lower division credit. This course fills a lower division core for theatre majors wishing to transfer to a four-year institution.This course of Production Practicum will be available to students participating in the first show of the theatrical season. Because a student may participate in the first show of the season as a freshman, sophomore, etc. the course is repeatable for credit.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to perform the basic duties of a stage technician. 

Scene crews serve from beginning scenery construction through the completion of the production.
• Pre-production crews build and paint the scenery.
• Production crews run the shows and make repairs as needed.
• Post-production crews strike the scenery.
• In-class assessment of student performance will be based on participation in all rehearsals, performances and technical crew work calls, as well as on completion of all assignments related to role or technical crew assignment. Students will be evaluated on their contribution within the collaborative framework of the theatre production.  

Costumes crews serve from the beginning of the construction of costumes through the completion of the production.
• Pre-production crews construct the costumes.
• Production crews help actors with makeup and costumes (quick changes, etc.), and are responsible for the costumes being in the appropriate costume.
• In-class assessment of student performance will be based on participation in all rehearsals, performances and technical crew work calls, as well as on completion of all assignments related to role or technical crew assignment. Students will be evaluated on their contribution within the collaborative framework of the theatre production.  


Content:
One or two credit hours will be awarded, depending on the assignment and number of clock hours students complete on assigned productions.
Students will serve as scene crew from beginning scenery construction through the completion of the production. The pre-production crews build and paint the scenery. The production crews run the shows and make repairs as needed. The post-production crews strike the scenery.
Costumes crews serve from the beginning of the construction of costumes through the completion of the production. The pre-production crews construct the costumes. The production crews help actors with makeup and costumes (quick changes, etc.), and are responsible for the costumes being in the appropriate condition during the shows.

Key Performance Indicators:
Assessment of student performance in class:

Participation in all rehearsals, performances and technical crew work calls, as well as on completion of all assignments related to role or technical crew assignment. (70%- 90% of the final grade) 

Post-production evaluation of performance and technical crew work will also be conducted by the director and technical director. (10%-30% of the final grade) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Representative Text and/or Supplies:
The script of the current play serves as the text for this course. The script may not be required for all technical positions.


Pedagogy Statement:


Maximum Class Size: 30
Optimum Class Size: 12