SRJC Course Outlines

7/5/2022 9:39:44 PMTHAR 25.5 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 25.5Title:  PRODUCTION CONSTRUCTION  
Full Title:  Production Lab: Construction
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.25Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Practical experience in constructing sets, properties, costumes, makeup/wigs, crafts and/or hanging/focusing lights for one or more theatrical productions for public performances.  Area assignments will be made based on student interest and experience level (prior experience not necessary for most areas).

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of THAR 2 ( or THAR 301 or THAR 2)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Practical experience in constructing sets, properties, costumes, makeup/wigs, crafts and/or hanging/focusing lights for one or more theatrical productions for public performances.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of THAR 2 ( or THAR 301 or THAR 2)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 192 Technical Theatre in Production SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR25 OR THAR25.1 OR THAR25.2 OR THAR25.3 OR
THAR25.4 OR THAR25.5

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate the professional responsibilities of a construction
   technician associated with the preparation of a theatrical production
   which will perform before a paying public audience.
2.  Prioritize tasks in an environment with multiple and competing
   demands.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the production process, from script to
   performance, and utilize basic theatre terminology within the process.
4.  Recognize and exhibit the discipline of shop and backstage protocol.
5.  Adhere to the communication hierarchy of the theatre structure.
6.  Support the work of the rest of a production ensemble, working
   cooperatively within a team structure.
7.  Interpret and fulfill instructions accurately, working calmly under
   pressure.
8.  Quickly assess situations and adapt accordingly within a production
   construction environment.
Students repeating the course will be preparing and performing
construction responsibilities (sets, props, costumes, crafts, wigs and/or
special makeup needs) in conjunction with entirely different theatrical
productions.  Repeating students will be:
   - Working with different directorial and managerial styles, as well as
     production processes.
   - Participating in the interpretation of different theatrical works,
     supporting different artistic visions and developing versatility in
     their chosen area of focus.
   - Gaining greater proficiency in their chosen area, improving
     technical skills while contributing to productions that will
     ultimately be presented to diverse audiences.

Topics and Scope
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Students in this course will be assigned to two or more technical/front of
house areas.  Topics will vary, depending on the needs of the individual
productions and which of the following positions the student is assigned:
  Lighting Crew - Hang and Focus
  Construction Crew - Sets
  Construction Crew - Properties
  Construction Crew - Costumes
  Construction Crew - Makeup (wigs, prosthetics, etc.)
  Construction Crew - Special (masks, puppets, projections, etc.)
The following topics will be covered for all positions:
I.   Working With the Production Ensemble
    A. Director
    B. Technical director
    C. Stage management
    D. Designers
    E. Technicians
    F. Actors
    G. Front of house
    H. Business and administration
II.  Theatre Professionalism, Communication, and Procedures
    A. Theatre etiquette and protocol
    B. Basic theatre terminology
    C. Locations of facilities and resources
    D. Theatrical hierarchy
    E. Production framework
       1.  Schedule
       2.  Types of rehearsals
    F. Managing time, health, and personal responsibilities
III.  About the Production(s)
    A. The script's historical context and style
    B. Director's concept
    C. Design interpretations
    D. Technical responsibilities
IV. Position-Specific Responsibilities
    A. Set construction
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Working with the technical director
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
    B. Properties construction
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Working with the technical director
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
    C. Lighting hang and focus
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Lighting designer and master electrician
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
    D. Costume construction
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Working with the shop supervisor
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
    E. Makeup/wig construction
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Working with the shop supervisor
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
    F. Special craft/effects construction
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Working with area designer/supervisor
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
V. Working During Production Construction
    A. Safety attire
    B. Working calmly under stress
    C. Handling others' nerves
    D. Prioritizing and adapting

Assignments:
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1. Complete all construction responsibilities for one or more technical
  areas for one to three productions during the semester.
2. Attend all scheduled shop hours, load-ins, and/or hang and focus
  session to which the student is called:
   a. Attend the introductory THAR 25 Series meeting (held the second
      Tuesday of each semester.)
   b. Attend full company presentations prior to each production's Tech
      Week (for all students in THAR 25/THAR 11 Series assigned to show.)
   c. Work within the scheduled shop hours, arriving promptly and
      dependably.
3. Adhere to the standards of professionalism:
   a. Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting
      with other members of the production ensemble.
   b. Respectfully and accurately follow instructions for each
      construction assignment.
   c. Perform assigned tasks in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
   d. Follow the terms of the course syllabus.
   e. Maintain good health and safety practices throughout the
      construction process.
4. Provide and wear required safety attire for construction.
5. Read the script for each assigned production.

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%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because 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
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 80%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Professionalism


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Script(s) for selected productions.

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