TPP2120

Creative Improvisation

Course Code: TPP2120

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course explores the use of creativity and imagination, engaging the actor in a wide variety of improvisational theatre games. The course examines the basic physical and mental resources of the performer and enables the individual to achieve greater self-confidence, poise and freedom of expression.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

TPP 2110 or consent of instructor.  

Instructors:

Raines Carr
Building X, Office:  X221
carrR@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Improvisation for the Theater. 3rd Edition. Viola Spolin.  UCP.  USBN:9780810140080.

 

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
Develop a physical and intellectual vocabulary in improvisation techniques H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th4 Behavioral Observation, Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Projects, Skills Demonstration, Skills Performance, Teacher Observation
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to stage presence and theatrical performance H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Perform at an appropriately skilled level in ensemble building exercises, scenes and final projects H1, H2, H3, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Show proficiency in accepting and incorporating constructive criticism into your own performances. Th1, Th3, Th4  
Employ the skills and demeanor essential for effective participation through the rehearsal and performance processes Th1, 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. Attendance at Fine Art production including student productions
  5. Attendance of one (1) event (play or musical) produced by organizations other than Chipola.

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