SRJC Course Outlines

7/5/2022 8:22:04 PMTHAR 47.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 47.2Title:  SRT - TECH  
Full Title:  Summer Repertory Theatre - Technical
Last Reviewed:5/9/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled19.2511 min.Lab Scheduled336.88
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total19.25 Contact Total336.88
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 336.88 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  THAR 87.2

Catalog Description:
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Preparation, construction and practical experience in the art of physical production for the stage including scenery, properties, lighting and sound. Students also serve as a member of the technical crew for multiple theatre performances during the Summer Repertory Theatre season.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Previous experience in theatre production.

Limits on Enrollment:
By Audition

Schedule of Classes Information
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Preparation, constuction and practical experience in the art of physical production for the stage including scenery, properties, lighting and sound. Students also serve as a member of the technical crew for multiple theatre performances during the Summer Repertory Theatre season.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Previous experience in theatre production.
Limits on Enrollment:By Audition
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Summer 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



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 theatre technician associated with the preparation and
      performance of mutiple theatrical productions before a paying public audience.
2.   Effectively inventory and maintain instruments, properties and/or set pieces.
3.   Support the artistic intentions of the designers and directors through well-paced cue responses
      and well-organized pre-sets.
4.    Work safely and competently with common stagecraft tools, equipment and materials.
5.    Correctly utilize advanced stagecraft terminology.
6.    Define and demonstrate knowledge of a professionally organized and efficient scene shop operation,
       maintenance, and safety procedures.
7.    Apply theoretical and practical knowledge learned to problem-solve and overcome unfamiliar
        situations in professional technical theatre.
8.    Correctly read and interpret advanced working drawings, ground plans and vertical sections.
9.    Work productively as a member of a professional production team.
10.  Synthesize knowledge of advanced construction materials with scale and written symbols by
       constructing stage scenery from working drawings.
11.  Assemble a set in accordance with a groundplan and elevations.
12.  Recognize the relationship between all elements of professional theatre design and technology,
       including scenery, properties, lighting and sound.
 
Students repeating the course will be prepare and perform running crew responsibilities in conjunction
with entirely different theatrical productions.  Repeating students will:
   - Work with different directorial and managerial styles, as well as
     production processes.
   - Participate in the interpretation of different theatrical works,
     supporting different artistic visions and developing versatility as
     a running crew member.
   - Gain greater proficiency in technical theatre, improving
     technical skills while contributing to productions for diverse
     audiences

Topics and Scope
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I.  About the Productions
    A. The script's historical context and style
    B. Director's concept
    C. Scenery and properties design
    D. Other design interpretations
    E. Special technical responsibilities
II. Building the Productions - students will be assigned to one or more of the following areas:
    A.  Scenery
         1. Carpentry
         2. Welding
         3. Interpreting groundplans and scale drawings
         4. Utilizing power tools
         5. Utilizing hand tools
         6. Detailed finishing carpentry
         7. Rigging
         8. Proper safety procedures
    B.  Electrics
         1. Interpreting a lighting plot
         2. Hang/focus of lighting instruments
         3. Instrument maintenance
         4. Proper cabling techniques
         5. Follow spot operation
         6. Moveable lighting operation
         7. Smoke, fog and particulate matter
         8. Harnessing and adders
         9. Proper safety procedures
      C.  Properties
         1. Research
         2. Interpreting plans and scale drawings
         3. Craft skills
         4. Foam carving
         5. Paint techniques
         6. Utilizing power and hand tools
         7. Upholstering
         8. Proper safety procedures
    D.  Paint
         1. Interpreting paint elevations
         2. Mixing color
         3. Faux techinques
         4. Interpreting scale drawings
         5. Utilizing projection
         6. Large scale drops
         7. Shading and blending
         8. Proper safety procedures
    E.  Sound
         1. Playback
         2. Research
         3. Live sound mixing
         4. DMX
         5. Clear-Com communication
         6. Microphone maintenance
         7. Speaker placement
         8. Proper safety procedures
III. Crew Responsibilities- students will be assigned to one or more of the following:
    A.  Stage crew:  learning the job
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Dividing responsibilities
         3. Deck supervisor
         4. Safety and emergency procedures
    B.  Properties crew:  learning the job
          1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Dividing responsibilities
         3. Properties coordinator
         4. Safety and emergency procedures
         5. Properties inventory
    C.  Electrics crew:  learning the job
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Dividing responsibilities
         3. Lighting designer and master electrician
         4. Safety and emergency procedures
         5. Position responsibilities
              a. Board operator
              b. Spot light operator
         6. Light check and changing lamps
    D.  Sound crew:  learning the job
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Dividing responsibilities
         3. Sound designer
         4. Safety and emergency procedures
         5. Position responsibilities
              a. Board operator
              b. Microphones
         6. Sound check and problem-solving
IV.  Standards of Professionalism for Technical Staff
 
Depending on the nature and production demands of the particular plays
to which the student is assigned, the following additional topics may also
be studied:
   - Handling specialty items such as masks or puppets
   - Flying actors
   - Computer graphics, projections, video
   - Pyrotechnics and special effects
   - Handling weaponry and stage gun safety
   - Moving in character/working in a costume

Assignments:
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1.  Complete all running crew responsibilities for each
     rehearsal and performance during the SRT season.
2.  Attend all scheduled rehearsals, performances, and/or strikes to which
    the student is called.
3.  Adhere to advanced standards of professionalism throughout the construction,
     rehearsal, and performance process, following the terms of the Company Handbook
     and course syllabus.
4.  Provide and wear required attire for construction, rehearsals and
    performances.
5.  Read the script for each assigned production.
6.  A variety of assigned stagecraft tasks in the construction and mounting of five major
    productions, such as set construction, painting, rigging, lighting hang/focus,
     property construction, and/or sound equipment set-up.  (Tasks will vary
    depending on the nature of the production schedule.)
 
Repeating students will be held to higher standards of performance with each repetition.

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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Scripts of plays being performed
SRT Company Handbook

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