SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2024 8:16:37 PMTHAR 11.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 11.1Title:  PERFORMANCE NON-MUSICAL  
Full Title:  Performance: Non-Musical
Last Reviewed:5/14/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled05 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: 

Catalog Description:
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Preparation and presentation of an acting role in a non-musical play for public performance.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition only

Schedule of Classes Information
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Preparation and presentation of an acting role in a non-musical play for public performance.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:By audition only
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 191 Rehearsal and Performance in Production SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR11.1 OR THAR11.2 OR THAR81A

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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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the student will:
1.  Independently analyze and score a script from a character's point of view
     and conduct research in preparation for a role in a full production.
2.  Locate the play within its historical and cultural context and analyze
     the impact of that context on the character.
3.  Create and sustain the physical, vocal, and behavioral components of a
     character within the style of the play.
4.  Revise, experiment with, and enhance acting choices as instructed by
     the director during the rehearsal process, and maintain that direction
     in performance.
5.  Prioritize and fulfill acting responsibilities, while striving to maintain
      other academic, employment, and personal responsibilities.
6.  Work cooperatively and effectively as an ensemble member within a high-
     stress environment to produce a collaborative work of art.
7.  Contribute to one or more production support areas, recognizing each
     area's relationship to the actor's work and the production as a whole.
8.  Adhere to proper theatre protocol and correctly apply theatre terminology
     during the production process.
9.  Adapt to the stimulation and input of live audiences while maintaining
     focus and concentration.
10. Reproduce a successful characterization in multiple performances
      presented over a period of time.
A student repeating this course will be preparing and performing an
entirely new role from a different non-musical play.  Repeating students
   - Work with different directorial styles and production processes.
   - Analyzie different dramatic texts, improving analytical skills and
     developing greater versatility in characterization.
   - Gain greater confidence as a performer and enhance
     acting skills by performing in front of diverse audiences.

Topics and Scope
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Depending on the nature and production style of the particular play to be
performed, the following topics will be studied:
I.     Historical Context of the Script, Plot and Character
II.    Theatre Professionalism, Communication, and Procedures
       A.  Theatre etiquette and protocol
       B.  Basic theatre terminology
       C.  Location of facilities and resources
       D.  Theatrical hierarchy and communication
       E.  Production framework
            1.  Scheduling
            2.  Types of rehearsals
       F.  Managing time, health, and personal responsibilities
       G.  General safety and emergency procedures
III.   Staging and Blocking
       A.  Blocking procedures
       B.  Sight lines and upstaging
       C.  Rehearsal costumes and props
       D.  Working with props
       E.  Working with the floorplan
IV.   Vocal Techniques
       A.  Articulation
       B.  Projection
       C.  Characterization
       D.  Stylization (verse, rhyme, etc.)
       E.  Pronunciation and dialect/accent
V.   Physical Techniques
       A.  Characterization
       B.  Movement and timing
       C.  Stylization (period movement, etc.)
       D.  Special skills (dancing, stage combat, circus skills, etc.)
VI.   Specialized Acting Techniques
VII.  Specialized Rehearsal Techniques
VIII. Specialized Staging Techniques
IX.   Working With Technical/Design Elements and Staff
       A.  Props
       B.  Costumes
       C.  Makeup
       D.  Lights
       E.  Sets
       F.  Sound
       G.  Stage Management
       H.  Technical Rehearsal Procedures
       I.  Dress Rehearsal Procedures
X.   Performance Techniques
      A.  Maintaining consistency and focus
      B.  Handling nerves and working calmly under stress
      C.  Handling audience responses
      D.  Handling the unexpected
      E.  Personal and group warm-ups
XI.  Basic Makeup Application
XII. Production Support Techniques: May include basic scenic,
      properties, and costume construction techniques, publicity
      distribution and display techniques, and/or public relations
Repeating students will:
1.  Develop higher proficiency in each of the techniques listed above.
2.  Apply techniques to different roles, plays and directorial processes.

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1.  Prepare rehearsal material in a timely manner as required by the
     production schedule:
         a.  Independently complete script and character analysis and
               research work, revising as needed during the rehearsal
         b.  Record, review, and retain blocking.
         c.  Accurately memorize lines and cues by the scheduled deadline.
         d.  Memorize and safely review special skills required by the
               production including:  dialects/accents, stage combat, circus skills,
               dance, music/singing, puppetry, mask, mime, etc.
2.  Attend all scheduled rehearsals for which the actor is called.
     Communicate potential schedule conflicts prior to final casting.
     Conflicts communicated after casting may be turned down by the
     director or may result in removal from the production (and class).
3.  Adhere to the standards of professionalism:
         a.  Arrive promptly and prepared for all rehearsals,
               costume/makeup calls, and performances.
         b.  Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting
               with other members of the production company - fellow actors,
               director, stage manager, technicians, and designers.
         c.  Respectfully follow the director's instructions in the
               preparation of the role and maintain that direction in
         d.  Perform assigned role in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
         e.  Do not alter physical appearance in any manner without
         f.   Strive to maintain good personal health and safety practices
               throughout the rehearsal and performance process.
         g.  Follow the terms of the Actor's Contract and course syllabus for
               the production.
4.  Respond dependably to time commitments outside of rehearsals:
         a.  Costume fittings
         b.  Photo shoots
         c.  Makeup conferences
5.  Provide personal stage makeup supplies (makeup kit) as per the
     requirements of the actor's role determined by the makeup designer.
6.  Production Support Hours:  Contribute to the production process by
     completing 10-12 Production Support Hours working in the scene
     shop, costume shop, ushering for other Theatre Arts productions, and/or
     helping with publicity (distributing posters and flyers, helping with lobby
     display, appearing at promotion events, etc.).  While it is preferred
     that the majority of hours be spent on the production in which the
     actor is cast, hours may be obtained by completing these tasks
     for other SRJC productions in the same semester (deadline determined
     by the student's director).
7.  Participate in all aspects of the rehearsal and performance process,
     including strike.

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 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%
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%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Professionalism; Production Hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Script of selected play.
Theatre Arts Actor's Handbook

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