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THE116 - Theatre Practicum

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Introduces technical, performance, and front-of-house activities in college theatrical productions. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of four credits but may not enroll in more than two theatre practicum courses in the same term. Forty-five (45) activity hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirement in any degree program and will transfer only as a general elective credit.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
At the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1.* Identify and list at least five job responsibilities for ONE or MORE of the Front-of-House, Backstage, and Performance aspects of theatrical production.

2.Participate according to established criteria in the pre-performance production requirements of a play.

3.Participate according to established criteria in the performance production requirements of a play.

4.Participate according to established criteria in the post-performance production requirements of a play.

*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive assessment pan. All faculty teaching this course must collect required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
A. Students will make a significant contribution to the semester's productions in one or more of the following ways:

1. Acting
a. auditioning
b. rehearsing
c. performing

2. Technical Responsibilities
a. stage management
b. scenery and set building
c. lighting
d. sound
e. properties
f. costumes and make-up

3. Front of House
a. posters/publicity
b. box office
c. house management

B.Students are encouraged to become active members of the Forum Players, the producing organization of the Theatre Arts programs.

C.Students will be expected to attend an introductory training workshop as well as all meetings,
rehearsals, crew-calls, and strikes.

D.A minimum of 45 hours of work is required for a passing grade.
A time-sheet/record of all hours worked must be submitted by the last day of classes.

Effective Term: Spring 2006