Children's Theatre

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Course Description:
A course for participation in the organization, construction, rehearsal, and performance of a show for children. Credit for this course will be received only by members of the ensemble who have been selected by audition.


Course Details




Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course. 

Instructional materials will be provided on an individual basis.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Theatre Studies Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate dramatic texts, the methods by which dramatic texts are realized in production, and engage in the collaborative communication and processes of theatre production.

Th-1: Identify aspects of the theatrical production process including performance, directing, design, technical production, marketing, and management.

Th-2: Analyze dramatic texts and theatrical productions.

Th-3: Apply performance and/or production practices through work on various theatrical productions.

Th-4: Demonstrate knowledge of the history, literature, theories, and skills needed for advanced study or a career in theatre arts and entertainment industry.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Investigate the principles and practices of theatre performance Th1, Th2 Behavioral Observation, Homework, Projects, Skills Demonstration, Skills Performance,
Identify the uses of theatre in educational curriculum Th1, Th4  
Discover the development of children’s theatre through storytelling as a teaching tool and the role of the teacher/actor in this setting Th1, Th2, Th4  
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to children’s theatre Th1, Th2, Th4  
Demonstrate basic skills through practice of acting, movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization, and positive feedback Th1, Th3, Th4  
Employ the skills and demeanor essential for effective participation in a play for a young audience Th1, Th3, Th4  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will direct student participation in the organization, construction, rehearsal, and performance of a show for children via a combination of rehearsal, out-of-class practice, and performance opportunities. The instructor will monitor individual progress, and group experiences will be a feature of each class period. The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on class participation and skills performance.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Participate in rehearsal and be focused in class
  • Practice outside of class time
  • Participate in group performances


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