Technical Theatre Production AS Review I

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Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques used to create a portfolio and resume for the theatre and will determine the student’s ability to continue in the program. Successful completion of this course will determine student’s ability to continue in the program.


Course Details


Completion of at least 12 hours of Technical Theatre Core coursework.



Connie Smith
Building X, Office:  X223


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Jaen, Rafael. Developing and Maintaining a Design-Tech Portfolio. 2nd ed. Yalor & Francis, (ISBN: 9780240819266)


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
Analyze principles and practices of resume & portfolio creation for the theatre production Th1, Th2, Th4 Homework, Quizzes, Test, Cumulative Final, Projects, Skills Demonstration, Portfolio, Skills Performance, Practicum, Problem Solving
Define vocabulary associated with theatre production Th1, Th2,  Th4  
Develop a resume, physical portfolio, and digital portfolio Th3, Th4  
Defend a body of work from productions throughout the two-year course of study Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Demonstrate an aptitude and command for various technical theatre skill sets Th1, Th3, Th4  
Employ the skills and professional demeanor essential for successful entry into the field Th1, Th3, Th4  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Online course

The instructor will introduce students to the tools, materials, and techniques used to create a portfolio and resume for the theatre via a combination of assigned text, videos, exams, and out-of-class assignments.  Successful completion of this course will determine student’s ability to continue in the program. Each student will be expected to read all assigned material as well as complete all assignments. The instructor will provide timely feedback on assignments and provide contact information to address further questions and student needs. The final grade will be based on quizzes, threaded discussions, proctored exams, a proctored cumulative final exam and a completed portfolio project.

Students are expected to:

  • Read all assigned readings of text, plays and outside sources
  • Turn in assignments on time
  • Participate in discussion boards
  • Complete all quizzes, projects and final exam

Make‑up work is the responsibility of the student, as covered in the instructor’s First Day Handout.

PLAGIARISM is academic dishonesty and may be defined as submitting another’s work as your own.  It includes failure to use quotation marks or other conventional marking around material quoted from any printed or electronic source.  Plagiarism shall also include paraphrasing a specific source without indicating accurately what the source is.  Plagiarism shall further include downloading essays or letting another person compose or rewrite a student's written assignment.  Plagiarism will result in a zero (0) for the assignment.


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