SRJC Course Outlines

8/12/2020 8:00:03 PMTHAR 25.5 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
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.50Lab Scheduled08 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 or Concurrent Enrollment in 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.  Area assignments will be made based on student interest and experience level (prior experience not necessary for most areas).
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Apply discipline-specific skills to scene shop, costume studio, and/or makeup lab production
    construction practices throughout the preparation for public performance.
2.  Implement technical theatre safety practices while correctly following protocol within the
    theatre hierarchy.
3.  Support the work of the rest of a production ensemble, collaborating and working
    cooperatively within a team structure.

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the student will:
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. Explain the production process, from script to performance, and utilize basic theatre
    terminology within the process.
4. Exhibit the discipline of shop and backstage protocol.
5. Adhere to the communication hierarchy of the theatre structure.
6. Interpret and fulfill instructions accurately, working calmly under pressure.
7. Quickly assess situations and adapt accordingly within a production construction
    environment.
 
Students repeating the course will be preparing and performing construction
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 in
      the area of construction.
   - Gain greater proficiency as a construction crew member, improving
      technical and organizational skills while contributing to
      productions for diverse audiences.

Topics and Scope
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Students in this course will be assigned to one or more construction areas.
Topics of instruction fall into two categories - Orientation Topics and
Position-Specific Topics (may also include Specialized Skills).
Potential production position assignments include:
    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.)
 
ORIENTATION TOPICS - 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
    G. General safety and emergency procedures
III. About the Productions(s)
    A. The script's historical context and style
    B. Director's concept
    C. Design interpretations
    D. Technical responsibilities
 
 
POSITION-SPECIFIC TOPICS:  The student will receive instruction on the following,
specific to the production construction position assignments to which they have been
assigned.
I. Production Construction Responsibilities (Area-specific)
    A. Set construction
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Division of responsibilities
         3. Working with the Technical Director and shop assistants
         4. Working with the Set Designer
         5. Construction safety and emergency procedures
         6. Identification and handling of basic tools and equipment
         7. Maintenance and cleaning of work area
    B. Properties construction
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Division of responsibilities
         3. Working with the Technical Director and shop assistants
         4. Working with the Properties Designer and/or coordinator
         5. Properties construction safety and emergency procedures
         6. Identification and handling of basic tools and equipment
         7. Maintenance and cleaning of work area
    C. Lighting hang and focus
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Division of responsibilities
         3. Working with the Lighting Designer and/or Master Electrician
         4. Hang and focus safety and emergency procedures
         5. Identification and handling of basic tools and equipment
         6. Maintenance and cleaning of work area
    D. ostume construction
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Division of responsibilities
         3. Working with the Costume Studio supervisor and shop assistants
         4. Working with the Costume Designer
         5. Costume construction safety and emergency procedures
         6. Identification and handling of basic tools and equipment
         7. Maintenance and cleaning of work area
    E. Makeup/wig construction
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Division of responsibilities
         3. Working with the Makeup Designer
         4. Makeup/wig construction safety and emergency procedures
         5. Identification and handling of basic tools and equipment
         6. Maintenance and cleaning of work area
    F. Special craft/effects construction (masks, puppets, projections, etc.)
         1. Interpreting instructions
         2. Dividing responsibilities
         3. Working with area designer/supervisor
         4. Safety and emergency procedures specific to construction assignment
         5. Identification and handling of basic tools and equipment
         6. Maintenance and cleaning of work area
II. Working During Production Construction
    A. Position-specific attire
    B. Working calmly under stress
    C. Handling others' nerves
    D. Prioritizing and adapting
    E. Using position-specific terminology
 
Repeating students will:
1. Develop higher proficiency in each of the position-specific techniques listed above,
    either in the same position and/or related construction positions.
2. Apply techniques to different plays each semester.

Assignments:
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1. Complete all construction responsibilities for one or more technical areas, working on projects
    for one to three productions during the semester.
2. Attend all scheduled shop hours, load-ins, and/or hang and focus sessions 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 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.
6. Complete time cards accurately and submit them in a timely manner.
 
Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth in completion of assignments.

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%
Construction assignments
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%
Attendance and Professionalism


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

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