TH-132/232: Practicum in Stagecraft I & II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: TH-132/232 Practicum in Stagecraft I & II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 1 class hour each course (plus rehearsal and performance hours)

Credits: 1 each course

Pre-requisites (if any): For TH-232: TH-131 Stagecraft I & TH-132 Practicum in Stagecraft I or Permission of the Department.

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

Project based learning with a concentration on introduction to backstage responsibilities, procedures, and preparations. Crew assignment to departamental productions provides students with experience on state of the art equipment. Students are required to attend all technical rehearsals and performances. Students enrolled in TH-232 are given crew assignments of greater complexity and responsibility.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

TH-132 Practicum in Stagecraft I

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Acting) Required

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Technical Theatre) Required

TH-232 Practicum in Stagecraft II

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Acting) Elective

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Technical Theatre) Elective

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

a. Demonstrate competency in the technical skills needed for preparations of design elements in stage technology.

b. Demonstrate mastery of stagecraft knowledge, skills, and tools required for entry into or advancement in the job market in their field.

c. Integrate theoretical knowledge and technical skills in the creation and performance of collaborative and individual projects.

d. Use analytical reasoning skills and apply logic to solve problems and work in a group to present a theatrical performance.

e. Demonstrate an understanding of the various elements and basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, performance, and production.

f. Demonstrate an understanding of a healthy and safe environment in theatre.

Program-specific outcomes

I. Engage in the creation and execution of works of theatre.

Concentration-specific outcomes: Technical Theatre

A. Employ stagecraft knowledge, skills, and tools.

B. Articulate the basic elements and interrelated processes of theatrical production.

C. Demonstrate knowledge of best practices and industry standards as they relate to theatrical production.

Supplemental Information

Required attire

Clothing that allows for a full range of movement for the work; no hats, heels, or jewelry. Clothing that will protect your person. Clothing that can get dirty. Sneakers or other closed toe shoes without heels.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

High & low stakes performance
High & low stakes writing
High & low stakes testing

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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