Technical Theatre Lab

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Course Description:
A course for advanced participation in the technical facets of a theatre production. Credit may be received for significant independent projects in technical theatre at 2 semester hours credit each course.


Course Details


TPA 1291 (courses should be taken in sequence)



Connie Smith



Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

Instructional materials will be provided on an individual basis.



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 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

Th1, Th2,


Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4

Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4

Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4

Behavioral Observation, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will facilitate student 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.  The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on class participation and projects.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Complete weekly projects and final exam
  • Participate and be focused in class
  • Read all assigned readings
  • Participate on a technical crew for a Chipola College production
  • Attend one theatrical production produced by an organization other than Chipola College


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