Course Description:This course focuses on the collection and production of stage properties. Students will be introduced to the history, style, and ornamentation of scenic and hand properties. In addition to lecture, there will be production hours outside of class.
Building X, Office: X223
Required textbooks/ course materials:
The Norton Anthology of Drama, Vol I and II. 3rd ed. J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner Jr. & Martin Puchner. Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. ISBN: 9780393283495.
Hart, Eric, The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film, and TV. 2nd ed. Focal Press.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture
H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements
H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)
H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)
H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)
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 Objectives||Discipline-Specific |
|Investigate the process of stage property collection and production||H1, H2, Th1, Th2||Homework, Quizzes, Test, Cumulative Final, Projects, Practicum|
|Define terms and practices relating to the categorization and production techniques of stage properties||H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4|
|Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to stage properties||H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4|
|Identify tools and materials used for property construction and production||Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4|
|Analyze history, style, and ornamentation of scenic and stage properties||H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4|
|Display the skills and professional demeanor essential for the effective participation on properties crew||Th1, Th3, Th4|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
- Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
- Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
- Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments.
- Participation on a technical crew for a production.
- Attend one theatrical production outside of Chipola College.
College-wide policies and resources
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