COMT150 Theatre Production
Department of The Arts: Performance Arts
Course Number and TitleCOMT150 Theatre Production
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationStudents taking this course must be able to utilize skills in the backstage aspects of producing a play. At least one of the following may be required: carpentry, sound control, light control, scenery painting, stage crew, hanging lights. Work is likely to be scheduled at irregular times outside of regular class meeting times. Students are expected to work a minimum of 30 hours outside of class time in their backstage area of focus. Students are required to attend all technical and dress rehearsals. Students are required to attend all performances of the college production. Student’s grade is based primarily on contribution to college production.
Catalog Course DescriptionStudents gain practical experience in technical or administrative aspects of theater through participation in the department’s major theatrical production during the semester.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Learning Goals
- develop an understanding of backstage skills required for producing a play; and
- develop proficiency in the specific area the student emphasizes, such as lighting design, sound design, and/or set construction.
- Core Learning Goals (if applicable)
Students will be able to
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Backstage areas of focus include the following:
- Stage managing
- Hanging gelling and focusing lights
- Running lights
- Running sound
- Building scenery
- Building or gathering props and furniture
- Scene painting
- Running crew
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Participation and contribution to college production
- Self-evaluation of work
- Fulfillment of contractual aggreement
- Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:
- The script of the play being produced is the primary reference.
- Textbook: check with instructor.
- The instructor and play director are resources for the specific tasks to be accomplished.
Teaching Methods Employed
- The basic structure for the course is that of a workshop.
- The time frame begins with play auditions and closes when the play is over. It is, therefore, always modular in the semester
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 2/99; Revised 11/09