Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for TA 290A Effective Fall 2019

Course Number:
TA 290A
Course Title:
Projects in Theatre 2A
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Provides an opportunity for an advanced individual project connected to a theatre production. Examples of projects could be assistant directing, lighting design, costuming. Instructor permission required. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Projects in Theatre is designed to allow the intermediate student to embark on 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 an 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 non-PCC theatre companies. This course carries 2 credits, based on successful completion of 30 hours (or the equivalent) lab time working on the study/project, and 15 lecture spread out across the term. Hours are compiled throughout the term with final tally due by 5pm on Tuesday of finals week.

Intended Outcomes for the course

 Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Communicate and plan technical rehearsal needs collaboratively with the design leaders and backstage team.
  • Incorporate supervisor's rehearsal notes into running the technical rehearsal period of the current production.
  • Meet learning outcomes specific to this project as mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor in advance through a written learning contract, and as appropriate to the credit awarded for this course.

Course Activities and Design

This course will be independent self-directed in nature. Regular 1-hour weekly student-instructor advising sessions (lectures)  will occur throughout the term, often with other students assigned to relative roles in the production.

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.