Technical Theatre Lab

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:
Fall 2020



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.

Course Details


Consent of department.


Connie Smith
Building X, Office:  X223


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbooks required.  There will be handouts given by instructor.


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 learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Investigate elements in theatre including space, design, sound, construction and production H1, H2, Th1, Th2 Behavioral Observation, Projects, Skills Performance, Skills Demonstration
Define technical production and theatrical terminology H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Demonstrate an understanding of theatrical history and production H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Employ the skills and demeanor essential for effective participation on a technical production crew Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  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.


College-wide policies and resources

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