Course Content and Outcome Guide for TA 290A Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
TA 290A
Course Title:
Projects in Theatre
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:

Course Description

Advanced 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)


•Critical Thinking

•Visual Communication

•Decision Making

•Time Management



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 student€™s 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.