Technical Theatre Lab

Course Code: TPA2293

Credit Hours: 1

Effective beginning: Fall 2020


Course Description:
A course participation in the technical facets of a theatre production. Credit may be received for work in the areas of lighting, set construction, costuming, publicity, and makeup.

Course Details


Connie Smith



Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbooks required.


Assignment/course outline:

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


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 5:  Humanities

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 outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Investigate elements in theatre including space, design, sound, construction, and production

Define technical production and theatrical terminology

Demonstrate an understanding of theatrical history and production 

Employ the skills and demeanor essential for effective participation on a technical production crew

H1, H2, Th1, Th2

H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4

H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4

Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4

Behavioral Observation, Projects, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration



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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