SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 12:42:46 AMTHAR 23 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 23Title:  GRAPHICS & DESIGN  
Full Title:  Theatre Graphics & Design
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled5.0017 min.Lab Scheduled87.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 192.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  33 - 3 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Means, methods and materials utilized in designing for the stage.


Recommended Preparation:
THAR 1 and 20.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Means, methods & materials utilized in designing for the stage.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:THAR 1 and 20.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:33 - 3 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts, techniques
   and terminologies related to scenic design, and will recall, identify
   compare and contrast these various subjects.
2.  Assess the function of a stage designer and discuss this function in
   relation to the entire production staff in the creation and
   implementation of a particular design for a particular play.
3.  Develop sufficient knowledge of technical theater traditions and
   practices to develop and organize methods of construction, mounting,
   and shifting scenery during a performance.
4.  Assess the process of effective scene design from the preliminary
   conceptualization to its final visual presentation.
5.  Demonstrate sufficient artistic skills to draw stage ground plans,
   perspective drawings, detailed elevations, painted renderings, and
   construct a three-dimensional scale model.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Basic sketching, drafting, watercolor and model building techniques.
2.  Analyzing of staging demands of plays from major historical periods.
3.  Sketching a design concept.
4.  Preparing drawings and renderings.
5.  Presentation of a completed design.

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1.  Complete assignments in sketching, drafting, painting and model
2.  Analyze staging demand of a play in the light of its historical
3.  Prepare a sketch of design concepts for an assigned play.
4.  Prepare drawings and renderings for a specific play.
5.  Prepare and verbally present a completed design including a three
   dimensional model.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams, SKETCH, DRAW & PAINT SKILLS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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