Course Content and Outcome Guide for TA 290A Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- TA 290A
- Course Title:
- Projects in Theatre
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionAdvanced independent study course. Contract with a theatre arts instructor for individual project. Examples of projects could be assistant directing, lighting design, costuming, dramaturge. May be repeated. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Projects in Theatre is designed to allow the student to do a comprehensive, self-directed project of some aspect of technical
theatre. The student will be required to develop his/her own contract with an assigned theater instructor. The contract will be
on a totally individualized basis allowing for maximum flexibility in the type of study done. This course may also be used for
off-campus theater activities, including internships with none PCC theatre companies. This course carries 1 credit, based on
successful completion of 30 hours (or the equivalent) time working on the study/project. Hours are compiled throughout the
term with final tally due by 5pm on Tuesday of finals week.
Intended Outcomes for the course
On completion of this course the student should be able to:
I Implement & complete a written plan of action.
II Demonstrate time management proficiency by:
A Produce a project schedule/timeline.
B Produce project deadlines.
C Use a variety of problem-solving strategies.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be independent self-directed in nature. Periodic 1-hour weekly student-instructor advising sessions will occur
throughout the term.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The forms of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor
Assessment strategies will include at least THREE of the following:
I Weekly student-instructor one-on-one conferences as necessary to evaluate progress of assigned project.
II Accrual of assigned shop project hours.
III Post-production evaluation between student and instructor.
IV Self-assessment of project by student.
V Fulfillment of contracted duties.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Competencies & Skills:
I Proficient in basic theatre vocabulary.
II Develop technical theatre log book.
III Practice running crew duties proficiently.
IV Objective evaluation of production performance
V Objective evaluation of students specific part within the production process.
Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills:
I Prior participation in one or more PCC theatre classes strongly suggested.
II Oral and written command of college level English is suggested.