Theatre Practicum 1,2,3,4
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Butler Community College
Bob Peterson
Humanities/Fine Arts Division
Spring 1998
Course Outline
THEATRE PRACTICUM I, II, III, IV

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
TA151, 152, 250, 251. Applied Theatre I, II, III, IV. 1 hour credit hour. Prerequisite: None. Designed for students actively participating in theatre production. The student must be involved in acting or backstage work which results in a public performance by the College Theatre. Admission only upon consent o f the instructor.

TEXTBOOK:
Carter, Paul. Backstage Handbook. Broadway Press. New York, N.Y. 1988.

OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of these courses the student should be able:

  1. to develop basic technical theatre skills.
  2. to demonstrate an ability to identify basic theatre scenecraft.
  3. to actualize a completed theatre set--from work drawings to final project.
TOPICAL OUTLINE OF UNITS:
To be determined by the individual instructor at the beginning of each semester in accordance with the theatre season.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
The class will be conducted by instructor-led laboratory sessions. And, experts in chosen areas of technical theatre will be utilized to inform the students of latest developing techniques in technical theatre.

Telecourses: Independent study of audio/video materials augmented by text and study guide; collaboration and participation with class members and faculty via available means. Faculty role is facilitator of learning experiences.

METHODS OF EVALUATION:

  1. Attendance
  2. Ability
  3. Attitude
Miscellaneous:
Students with impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills are encouraged and have the responsibility to contact their instructor, in a timely fashion, regarding reasonable accommodation needs.