COMT160 Play Production I (formerly COMT162)

Department of The Arts: Performance Arts

I. Course Number and Title
COMT160 Play Production I (formerly COMT162)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
Credits in this class are achieved by taking a major role in the departmental play production. The class time will be the rehearsals and the performances. These are scheduled following auditions, and the class ends when the performances are over. Students are expected to work a minimum of 30 hours outside class meeting times for rehearsals. Students are required to attend all technical and dress rehearsals and all performances. The students' grades are primarily based on contribution to the college production. This course is repeatable for credit.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students in this course develop a critical appreciation of dramatic literature. As a performer or in a primary design/management position, the students are required to complete contractual duties, and develop an understanding of their personal contribution to the success of a live public performance.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the nature of non-competitive ensemble work for a common goal and artistic effort in the production of a play;
    2. practice creative and technical aspects of theatrical production;
    3. prepare a self-assessment of creative/organizational abilities; and
    4. demonstrate the ability to fulfill a contractual agreement.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Students are introduced to all of the major elements necessary to mount a theatrical production. Through interview and/or audition, each student is assigned a mutually agreeable primary performance or support position. Through guided self-exploration, the student comes to a firm understanding of the personal creative contribution to the success of a production. Each student must sign a contract outlining his/her duties and responsibilities and deadlines for completion. The student must ultimately fit his/her work within the scope of an ensemble effort.
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    1. written self-evaluation, critique of work
    2. fulfillment of contractual agreement
    3. attendance and participation during rehearsals
    4. quality of work on the production
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    The script of the play being produced is the primary reference.

Review/Approva Date - 11/09; New Core 8/2015