Theater

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
THTR 17Acting for Television^ Analyze principles and examples of acting for film and television. ^ Analyze the relationship of the actor to the producer, director, agent, and manager in the film and television profession. ^ Evaluate and apply specific and appropriate acting techniques to varied types of film and television scripts. ^ Evaluate performance of self and others to assess developmental principles in acting. ^ Explain professional acting skills in the film and television modes. ^ Students completing THTR 17 will demonstrate the skills needed to successfully audition for a television commercial. ^ Students who complete THTR 17 will demonstrate knowledge of common terms and activities used when acting in a single-camera or multicamera TV shoot. ^ Synthesize required techniques for use in auditioning, cold reading of script, script analysis and interpretation, and on-camera acting practices.
THTR 60 (VOC)Children's Theatre^ Develop adaptability as an actor by performing in different venues. ^ Develop flexibility as an actor by learning and performing at least two different roles within a production. ^ Develop reliability as a team member by meeting all rehearsal and development deadlines. ^ Develop the ability to repeat performances accurately and consistency. ^ Increase ability to creatively collaborate with other students through production meetings and performances. ^ Increase vocal and physical communication skills through frequent performances throughout the semester ^ Students completing THTR 60 will identify traits of the kindergarten through 3rd grade audience, and formulate a set of basic acting skills which will appeal to that audience. ^ Students who complete THTR 60 will demonstrate the discipline, focus, and commitment necessary to successfully perform a play repeatedly over a period of several weeks.
THTR 10History of Theatre Arts^ Analyze processes by which modern dramaturgy has developed. ^ Analyze the process whereby Western theatrical arts developed through theory, architecture, and dramaturgy. ^ Read and analyze representative examples of major Western dramaturgy. ^ Students who complete THTR 10 will be able to explain how the theater reflects its surrounding culture. ^ Students who complete THTR 10 will know the social and political conditions that led to the Golden Era of theater. ^ Studentswillbeabletoanalyzemodesofartisticexpression. ^ Synthesize relationships between the theatrical arts and the contemporary concerns of each period. ^ Synthesize the specific form of dramatic literature to the theatrical concerns of its epoch.
THTR 9Introduction to Theatre Arts^ A student completing THTR 9 will know the duties of the various theater professionals and how those professions work collaboratively to produce a play. ^ Analyze how theater is affected by its audience. ^ Analyze playscripts using conventional concepts like genre, style, and structure. ^ Distinguish job responsibilities of all areas of theater. ^ Evaluate how a given production relates to the text of the playscript. ^ Evaluate how theater reflects the time and place in which it is created. ^ Identify design concepts such as balance, color and rhythm and evaluate their use by theater designers. ^ Identify the chain of command in various theater models. ^ Identify the historical placement of key theatrical movements. ^ Identify the various architectural forms of theater and their influence on production. ^ Students who complete THTR 9 will be able to do a critical analysis of theatrical performances. ^ Students will be able to give a deep definition of "theater" and the concept of "suspension of disbelief."
THTR 15 (VOC)Play Rehearsal and Performance^ Analyze character ^ Analyze play. ^ Analyze rehearsal work process. ^ Apply character analysis techniques. ^ Collaborate closely with others on an interdependent project ^ Demonstrate refined performance skills. ^ Examine and apply technical aspects of the theater. ^ Meet all established deadlines, as they mix the creative process with practical time considerations. ^ Prepare for an audition ^ Students completing THTR 15 will be able to function as an actor or theater technician in any rehearsal situation. ^ Students completing THTR 15 willl be able to function successfully in any performance situation.
THTR 11Principles of Acting I^ Analyze plays to prepare a role for performance. ^ Apply work habits that emphasize meeting deadlines, working with others, and giving structure and form to the craft of acting. ^ Develop analytical skills and listening techniques in order to critique a performance. ^ Develop and utilize effective vocal and physical communication techniques. ^ Students who complete THTR 11 will be able to analyze acting in theatrical performances. ^ Students will attend a live theater performance and be able to critically analyze the performances without using value judgements. ^ Students will be able to apply learned performance techniques to any rehearsal environment. ^ Students will be able to meet the basic rehearsal criteria (memorization, character analysis, line call) without coaching. ^ Students will be able to read a script and identify a character's given circumstances. ^ Students will be able to read a script and identify the character given circumstances. ^ Students will demonstrate ability to apply basic knowledge in any theatrical situation. ^ Students will feel a greater level of self-confidence in communicating situations involving public presentation. ^ Students will know basic theater terminology, and apply same in practicums. ^ Synthesize plays and roles by expressing their feelings and discoveries. ^ Understand the role of theater as both a way of communicating ideas and as a medium for entertainment.
THTR 12Principles of Acting II^ Evaluate and critique scenes. ^ Evaluate vocal and physical communication techniques. ^ Recognize the theater's role in educating audiences. ^ Research and analyze advanced scenes and plays . ^ Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to evaluate the acting performances of others. ^ Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to produce acting monologues and scenes with confidence. ^ Synthesize research of scenes and plays by communicating to others their feelings and discoveries.
THTR 99Special Projects - Theatre^ Analyze and synthesize knowledge, comprehension and application gained in the class ^ Develop work within the area of specialization. ^ Evaluate problems and concerns that develop of the area of specialization ^ Increase evaluative skills in specific areas of specialization. ^ Students who complete THTR 99 will appreciate the necessity of self-motivation and self-discipline for working on a theater production. ^ Students who complete THTR 99 will feel they have improved their skills in one of the stagecraft disciplines. ^ Synthesize creative solutions to artistic problems presented by the demands of the area of specialization.
THTR 14 (VOC)Stagecraft^ Create scenic elements that demonstrate mastery of the tools and equipment necessary for scenery construction. ^ Develop practical experience in the technical concerns of mounting actual theatrical production. ^ Evaluate and critique solutions to design problems in oral and written form. ^ Know and practice key safety issues relating to shop and backstage work. ^ Research, analyze and evaluate the design and lighting for the main stage production of the Theater Department. ^ Research, analyze and evaluate the problems of design and lighting for main stage productions. ^ Students who complete THTR 14 will demonstrate construction skills common to stage carpentry. ^ Students who complete THTR 14 will know basic terminology related to scenery construction and theatrical lighting.
THTR 18 (VOC)Technical Theater Practicum^ Construct scenery, props and/or costumes for a theatrical production. ^ Create the necessary paperwork for successful completion of the assigned theater job. ^ Demonstrate the work procedure and precautions necessary for maintaining safe theater environments. ^ Describe the job responsibilities of all areas in the rehearsal and performance process. ^ Describe the nature of working on technical preparations under circumstances that mirror a professional scene shop. ^ Describe the total construction process and the need for collaboration among the various disciplines. ^ Develop a good work ethic that stresses the importance of punctuality, reliability and working under strict deadlines. ^ Interpret verbal instructions and work drawings in order to complete job assignments. ^ Recognize and practice the protocol for backstage etiquette. ^ Set up lights and/or sound for theatrical productions. ^ Solve construction problems as they arise. ^ Students who complete THTR 18 will appreciate the necessity of self-motivation and self-discipline when working on a theater production. ^ Students who complete THTR 18 will feel they have improved their skills in one of the stagecraft disciplines.
THTR 19 (VOC)Theatrical Costuming^ Analyze a play script or dance to assess both character and costuming needs. ^ Create costume design concepts. ^ Distinguish silhouettes of individual periods to create accurate costumes. ^ Distinguish the job responsibilities of all areas related to theatrical costuming. ^ Estimate costume budget needs. ^ Estimate the necessary yardage for costume construction. ^ Evaluate costume designs ^ Evaluate costume items in theater area stock and rental companies for appropriate usage in theatrical productions ^ Identify the Theatrical chain of command. ^ Integrate historical research methods to create accurate costume designs. ^ Measure the human body for purchasing clothing, renting and constructing costumes. ^ Sketch the human body for costume rendering. ^ Students who complete THTR 19 will be able to build a costume using a commercial pattern and sewing machine. ^ Students who complete THTR 19 will be able to render an appropriate costume design.
THTR 16 (VOC)Theatrical Make-Up^ Critique, discuss and appraise differences in style, technique, translation and design. ^ Describe theatrical makeup safety. ^ Draw a design for makeup for a character in a play based on character analysis. ^ Execute basic 2D theatrical makeup techniques; age, corrective, animal, likeness, gender reversal. ^ Execute basic 3D theatrical makeup techniques; hair construction, latex, cut & bruise, 3D putty. ^ Organize a makeup morgue resource file. ^ Students who complete THTR 16 will know all the tools in the makeup kit by name. ^ Students who complete THTR 16 will produce a complete makeup design on paper.
THTR 25Theatrical Playwriting^ Assess, evaluate, critique, and revise the scripts of peers ^ Create 10-minute plays using various types of plot structure. ^ Create a complete submission-ready play in a one-act format ^ Describe the function of a writer's agent and the submission process. ^ Identify the various unions and service organizations that serve theater artists. ^ Read, write, and critique plays for theater. ^ Students who complete THTR 25 will be able to identify the structural components in a play. ^ Students who complete THTR 25 will be able to write a short play adhering to structural guidelines.