SRJC Course Outlines

6/6/2023 6:40:50 PMTHAR 20 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 20Title:  STAGECRAFT  
Full Title:  Stagecraft
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Methods, materials and techniques of realizing the physical production on the stage, including scenery, properties, lighting and sound.

Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.2 OR Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Methods, materials & techniques of realizing the physical production on stage: scenery, properties, lighting & sound.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25.2 OR Concurrent Enrollment in THAR 25
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


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:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 171 Stagecraft SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR20

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 a proficiency of all phases of play production including
   construction, painting, rigging, placement and manipulation of
   stage scenery, properties and stagecraft terminology.
2.  Define and demonstrate knowledge of organized and efficient scene
   shop operation, maintenance and safety procedures regarding the
   use of tools and technical equipment, building materials and
   fastening methods, blueprint reading, and the overall planning of
   the technical aspects of a theatrical production.
3.  Apply knowledge learned to overcome unfamiliar situations in
   technical theatre.
4.  Interpret a ground plan and a vertical section.
5.  Appreciate the importance of teamwork in carrying out a group project
   in technical theatre.
6.  Synthesize knowledge of construction materials with scale and
   written symbols by constructing a stage-flat or other scenic piece
   from working drawings.
7.  Demonstrate an understanding of scale and perspective by aiding
   in assembling a set in accordance with a groundplan and elevations.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Stage terminology.
2.  Theatrical duties of:
     A. Director
     B. Designers
     C. Actors
     D. Crew
3.  Reading blueprints.
4.  Techniques of structural design and assembly.
     A. Wood and woodworking tools.
     B. Metal and welding, grinding and cutting.
5.  Use of plastic, paper mache and other three dimensional techniques.
6.  Theatrical painting techniques.

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The students will complete:
1.  All assigned tasks in the construction and mounting of major
2.  A project based on independent study of techniques and materials
   of theatrical constructions.
3.  Assigned in-class quizzes.

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
10 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams, INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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STAGE SCENERY AND LIGHTING by Oren W. Parker and Harvey K. Smith. 1985

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