TPA2000

Introduction to Theatrical Design

Course Code: TPA2000

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the design process as it relates to the theatre. It includes study in design principles, script analysis, and stylistic considerations. Students will learn basic skills culminating in conceptualizing and developing a design project.

Course Details

Instructors:

Connie Smith
Building X, Office:  X223
smithc@chipola.edu

 

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.

Malloy, Kaoime. Art of Theatrical Design. 15th ed. 2014. Taylor & Francis.  ISBN: 9781138021501

 

Assignment/course outline:

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 Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Discover elements of design as it relates to the theatrical production process H1, H2, Th1, Th2 Homework, Quizzes, Test, Cumulative Final, Projects, Report/Presentation
Define design style, process and design implementation terminology H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Identify tools and materials used for communication of design concepts to production team Th1, Th2, Th4  
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to theatrical design H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Analyze theatrical heritage through collaborative creation of unifying concepts for productions H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Develop skills to conceptualize and communicate design idea for a project presentation Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  

 

 

  1. Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
  2. Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
  3. Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments.
  4. Participation on a technical crew for a production.
  5. Attend one theatrical production outside of Chipola College.

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