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