House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus DRAM-2120-01 (Theater Practicum III)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
DRAM-2120-01 (Theater Practicum III)
|Instructor||Gengo, Damon Harbin|
|Course ID #||10093|
|Course Title||Theater Practicum III|
|Course Description||Laboratory instruction in production techniques in scenery, lighting, costumes and other technical areas. Course may be repeated three times for a total of threesemester hours. A student may not take more than nine hours of theater practicum.|
|Course Prerequisites||PREREQUISITES: Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.|
|Required Textbooks||Show production script.|
1: Communication effectiveness
The student will be able to communicate effectively orally as an individual and or in groups within the production of the play.
2: Knowledge of production elements
The student will demonstrate knowledge of various production elements used in the theater arts by participating in various hands on activities such as: the audition, rehearsal or construction or performance aspects of theater production.
1: Demonstration of communication effectiveness (G:1, 2,3, 4) To demonstrate effective communication as an individual and or in groups about technical aspects of theater. The student will demonstrate effective communication skills by working in groups or giving instructions to task groups to complete laboratory projects concerning the technical elements of theater production and or performance, including but not limited to public performance set construction of scenery, lighting, costumes or makeup.
2: Demonstration of critical thinking skills (G:1, 2, 3, 4) To demonstrate skills to understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving, reflective thinking, and technical proficiency in the development of the analysis of a text in preparation for performance in the areas of set design, set construction, lighting and sound.
3: Demonstration of knowledge of production elements (G:2,3, 4) To demonstrate knowledge of various production elements used in the theater arts particularly focusing on set construction, set design, lighting or sound elements. The student will demonstrate knowledge of various production elements used in the theater arts by participating in various hands on activities such as: the audition, rehearsal or construction or performance aspects of theater production.
4: Demonstration of preparation for a theater audition or interview (G:3, 4) To demonstrate preparedness for a theatrical audition or job interview particularly in the area of knowledge about the technical aspects of theater including but not limited to set design, set construction, lighting issues, and sound.
|Major Assignments||Character and production assignment and duties. Rehearsal schedule attendance. Production deadlines. Technical and dress rehearsals. Public Performances.|
|Discussion Topics||Dramaturgy of spring show. Performance techniques. Character development. Technical support elements.|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. This is a participation oriented course. Therefore, ATTENDANCE IS VITAL! Only three hours of absence is allowed. Tardiness will count toward absences. Each hour of absence exceeding the three hours will result in a loss of two points from your final average. After a student has missed three or more hours, the instructor may drop the student from the class with the grade earned which could be an “F” (current points divided by the total number of assignments per semester). Students absent or unprepared on the day deadlines or assignments are due will lose one letter grade for that assignment at minimum. (Ex: “A” will fall to a “B”; “B” will fall to a “C”, etc.) Tardiness and absence will hurt your grade. Leaving class early for any reason will constitute an absence. There are no excused absences. Dr. appointments, Dentist, work, etc. are not excused and should be scheduled outside of class scheduled time. There are no make-up days for deadlines or assignments. Night rehearsals will begin Friday May 1st and continue through opening night. Showdates are May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:30 PM and May 8th at 2:30 PM. MAKE SURE YOU PLAN AHEAD AND CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULES IN TIME TO MAKE A 6PM CALL FOR NIGHT REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCE, AND A MATINEE CALL AT 1PM. This is part of your grade and cannot be made up.
There are no make-up days for deadlines or assignments. Special situations must be addressed with the instructor in advance.
|Determination of Final Grade||Character and production assignments and duties worth a total of 400 points. Rehearsal schedule attendance worth a total of 400 points. Production deadlines worth 200 points each. Technical and dress rehearsals worth 100 points each. Public Performances worth 100 points each. Tardiness and absences for Technical and dress rehearsals, and performances, can also affect the rehearsal schedule grade, as well as, the production deadline grade. The result can greatly affect your final average.|
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2011 - 10:00 AM|
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