Theater (THEA)

Courses

THEA 120   Introduction to Theater (3 Hours)

Students will be introduced to a variety of theatrical experiences, which includes reading plays and analyzing live theatre performances. This course also offers opportunities to experience theatre through set construction, design, stage and costume crew, or acting if the student desires.

THEA 120H   HON: Introduction to Theater (1 Hour)

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information. Prerequsite: Honors department approval.

THEA 121   Fundamentals of Acting (3 Hours)

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of acting for those students who have little or no experience in the theatre. We will overview all the tools used by actors, including improvisation, vocal, physical and psychological warm-ups, building trust, relaxation and discipline techniques. Students will complete a minimum of three in-class performances.

THEA 121H   HON: Fundamentals of Acting (1 Hour)

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information. Prerequsite: Honors department approval.

THEA 123   Improvisation for the Theater* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : THEA 121 with a grade of "C" or higher.

The student will be introduced to theater improvisation, which will emphasize creative stage activities not requiring a written script. Participation in activities of this course will release and enhance the work of serious acting students and show the students how to approach characterization viscerally rather than intellectually, spontaneously rather than intentionally.

THEA 130   Acting I* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : THEA 121 with a grade of "C" or higher or department approval.

Acting I will expand on the skills learned in Fundamentals of Acting and will concentrate on developing scene work. Emphasis will be on expanding creative potential through exercises in self-awareness, posture, movement, voice and personality projection. Students will complete a minimum of four in-class performances.

THEA 130H   HON: Acting I (1 Hour)

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information. Prerequsite: Honors department approval.

THEA 131   Voice and Speech (3 Hours)

The student will develop techniques to expand breath support, vocal range and dynamics; learn precise articulation; and strengthen the connection between thought and sound. Through the use of exercises to free, develop and strengthen the voice, the student will be better able to communicate the full range of human emotion and all the nuances of thought. Skills acquired in this course are essential for actors, broadcast journalists, educators and other public speakers.

THEA 133   Technical Practicum I (1 Hour)

Students gain practical experience in technical theater in this course. The student completes the course objectives by working in the theatre department's productions and/or working in the scene/costume shop during the semester.

THEA 134   Performance Practicum I (1 Hour)

This course will enable students to gain practical experience in performance-related aspects of college theater productions. Admission may be granted upon being cast in a JCCC production.

THEA 135   Stage Makeup (2 Hours)

This course is an introductory course which provides an understanding of, and practical skills in, the design and application of makeup for theatrical performance.

THEA 136   Costume Construction (3 Hours)

This is a survey of the theory, techniques and skills used in costume creation for the theater and film. Areas of study and practice include basic construction, patterning and cutting; fabrics, design and realization; millinery; craftwork; and organization.

THEA 137   Movement for the Stage (3 Hours)

The student will develop techniques to expand kinesthetic awareness, flexibility, physical freedom and the language of movement. Through the use of exercises to free, develop and strengthen physical vocabulary, the student will be better able to communicate the physical life of a character. Skills acquired in this course will include mime, stage combat, commedia, improvisation and circus techniques.

THEA 140   Basic Stagecraft (3 Hours)

This course introduces the general student and theater major to basic stagecraft. Through lectures, in-class demonstrations and hands-on experiences, the student will gain a working and appreciative knowledge of technical theater. The course includes 15 lab hours and attendance at two live theatrical productions.

THEA 145   Introduction to Theater Design (3 Hours)

This lecture and studio class introduces the theory and practice of theater design and the graphics and standards of entertainment technology. This course focuses on understanding foundational elements of theatrical design and developing the skills to translate text into visual content. It involves script analysis, research, creative exploration, and visual communication. Emphasis will be on the processes and practices used in designing for the performing arts.

THEA 209   Script Analysis (3 Hours)

Script Analysis introduces students to those methods used in the theater for the study and/or analysis of plays. Directors, actors and designers use script analysis during their preparatory work and then continue to use it through the rehearsal process until, and sometimes even after, the production has finished. This course is of value to the student because it focuses on the crucial elements of a play encountered during the production process including dramatic structure, content and meaning.

THEA 225   Reader's Theater (3 Hours)

Students will combine acting, interpretation and rhetoric as they analyze and perform poetry, prose and dramatic literature and present public performances. Through the process of reading, studying, investing, rehearsing and performing literary and nonliterary works, the student will learn to pay particular attention to the voice embodied in a given text and the cultural and social context within which that voice speaks.

THEA 230   Acting II* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : THEA 130 with a grade of "C" or higher.

This continuation of Acting I will focus on more in-depth character analysis and development, emphasizing the actor’s responsibility in creating the character. Students will complete a minimum of five in-class performances. 3 hrs./wk. plus rehearsals and performances.

THEA 230H   HON: Acting II (1 Hour)

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information. Prerequsite: Honors department approval.

THEA 231   Speech for the Actor* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : THEA 131.

This class will deepen the voice work from THEA 131: Voice and Speech. Work in the classroom will further solidify expansion rather than compression, open channel for sound, vocal resonance, and forward placement. Further exploration of rhetoric and language will be utilized. Vocal range and capacity will be explored. Intensive training will continue in the process of learning a dialect, written dialect transcription, and application of spoken dialect to a text.

THEA 232   Introduction to Stage Directing and Management* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : THEA 120.

This course is an introductory survey in the process of reading and producing plays. The focus of the course will be on reading a play and understanding the steps necessary to create a production of that play. Some of the topics explored will include play selection, script analysis, the audition process, the rehearsal process, stage management, directing, and the actor-audience-director relationship.

THEA 233   Technical Practicum II* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites : THEA 133.

Students gain practical experience in technical theater in this course. The student completes the course objectives by working on the theatre department's productions and/or working in the scene/costume shop during the semester.

THEA 245   Introduction to Scene Design* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : THEA 145.

Students will further develop the technical and design techniques of Scenic Design. This includes learning the responsibilities of a Scenic Designer and practicing the process of Scenic Design for theatre from script analysis to executing final design models and drafting.

THEA 250   Introduction to Costume Design (3 Hours)

This course is designed to instruct students on the concepts and realities of costume design. The course will provide hands-on design exercises that will include researching historical time periods, script reading and production analysis, costume rendering techniques, and presenting designs in a production meeting. This course is typically taught in the spring semester. 2 hrs. lecture and 2 hrs. lab/wk.

THEA 260   Introduction to Light, Sound and Projections (3 Hours)

Students will develop technical principles and applications of lighting, sound and projections for the stage. The class will utilize basic light, sound and projection equipment to create visual and audio landscapes. This will include creating light plots, mixing sounds, and mapping projections.

THEA 291   Independent Study* (1-7 Hour)

Prerequisites : 2.0 GPA minimum and department approval.

Independent study is a directed, structured learning experience offered as an extension of the regular curriculum. It is intended to allow individual students to broaden their comprehension of the principles of and competencies associated with the discipline or program. Its purpose is to supplement existing courses with individualized, in-depth learning experiences. Such learning experiences may be undertaken independent of the traditional classroom setting, but will be appropriately directed and supervised by regular instructional staff. Total contact hours vary based on the learning experience.

THEA 292   Special Topics:* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : Department approval.

This course periodically offers specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to performance, technical theatre, and design not normally taught in the curriculum, to interested and qualified students within the program.

THEA 120

  • Title: Introduction to Theater
  • Number: THEA 120
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

Students will be introduced to a variety of theatrical experiences, which includes reading plays and analyzing live theatre performances. This course also offers opportunities to experience theatre through set construction, design, stage and costume crew, or acting if the student desires.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Articulate a definition of theater.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between the audience and theater artists.
  3. Describe vocational options in the theater.
  4. Trace the historical development of the theater.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to critically read and discuss a play.
  6. Respond critically to a theatrical production, expressing both personal preferences and an appreciation for the aesthetic experience.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I.  Definition of Theater

A. List essential elements of a theater production.

B. Compare and contrast theater with other performing arts.

II.  Relationships Between the Audience and Theater Artists

A. Examine the individual roles of those involved in creating the performance event.

B. Explore the interactions between theater artists.

C. Explore the "transaction" that occurs between artists and audience members during a performance.

III. Vocational Options in the Theater

A. Compare the "business" of the theater with the artistry of the theater.

B. Examine the working conditions for theater professionals.

IV. Major Historical Developments of the Theater

A. Examine the origins of theater.

B. Determine the significance of the playhouse, performance style and the play script in 5th century BC Greece.

C. Compare the theater of ancient Greece to that of Shakespearean England.

D. Examine how theater has continued to evolve and diversify in the late 19th century and through the 21st century.

E. Contrast Western theater with theater of other cultures.

F. Predict future trends.

V. Categories and Structures of Plays

A. Identify ways of categorizing play scripts.

B. Identify and explain the basic qualities and structures of a play.

C. Read and discuss a minimum of three plays.

VI. The Critical and Aesthetic Experience

A. Attend play productions.

B. Participate in oral critiques of productions.

C. Explore critical approaches to writing about plays.

D. Write production reviews.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30-40%    Examinations (minimum of two)
20-30%    Daily or weekly assignments/class participation
15-25%    Specialty Project (such as collaborative projects, an original 10-minute play, production work)
20-30%    Written production reviews

See individual instructor's syllabus for specifics of how these methods of evaluation are weighted.

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 120H

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THEA 121

  • Title: Fundamentals of Acting
  • Number: THEA 121
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of acting for those students who have little or no experience in the theatre. We will overview all the tools used by actors, including improvisation, vocal, physical and psychological warm-ups, building trust, relaxation and discipline techniques. Students will complete a minimum of three in-class performances.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Model proper use of theatre nomenclature and vocabulary.
  2. Engage in exercises that develop the actor's instrument by improving vocal ability, physical agility and the ability to concentrate.
  3. Exhibit enhanced emotional and sensory awareness.
  4. Explore foundational approaches in creating a character.
  5. Complete thoroughly rehearsed acting exercises, scenes or monologues which demonstrate an understanding of the actor's craft.
  6. Engage in thoughtful criticism of the work of other actors and of oneself.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Theatre Nomenclature and Vocabulary

A. Define and explain terms used to discuss the work of the actors.

B. Demonstrate the vocabulary through written and performance work.

II. Exercises for the Actor's Instrument

A. Investigate relaxation techniques.

B. Perform specific exercises to enhance physical agility, balance and strength.

C. Show an increasing ability to maintain focus and concentration.

III. Emotional and Sensory Awareness

A. Practice imagination and recall exercises.

B. Experiment with imagination and sense memory in daily work with partners.

C. Practice spatial awareness through exercises.

IV. Foundational Approaches in Creating a Character

A. Define and explain concepts and terms related to character analysis.

1. Goal (objective, intention)

2. Others (obstacles)

3. Tactics (strategies, actions)

4. Expectation (drive, energy, motivation)

B. Practice these concepts in performances and daily work with partners.

V. Acting Exercises, Scenes, and Monologues

A. Complete an analysis which states the character's goals, obstacles and tactics.

B. Accomplish several readings and rehearsals of the exercises, scenes or monologues.

C. Perform the exercise, scene or monologue in front of the class.

D. Present a well-rehearsed audition monologue with a proper introduction.

VI. Critical Analysis of Performances

A. Participate in constructive oral criticism of one's own work and the work of others.

B. Attend performances of theatre productions.

C. Write at least two critical responses to theatre productions.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

10-20%    Class attendance and participation (as defined in the instructor's syllabus)
20-30%    Live theatre productions reviews (min. of two)
60-70%    Rehearsal and performance of at least three performance projects

100%       Total

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 121H

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THEA 123

  • Title: Improvisation for the Theater*
  • Number: THEA 123
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites: THEA 121 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Description:

The student will be introduced to theater improvisation, which will emphasize creative stage activities not requiring a written script. Participation in activities of this course will release and enhance the work of serious acting students and show the students how to approach characterization viscerally rather than intellectually, spontaneously rather than intentionally.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Increase concentration skills.

  2. Enhance observation skills.

  3. Create characters using non-verbal strategies.

  4. Demonstrate a heightened awareness of the physical space.

  5. Work cooperatively and interdependently in group situations. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Concentration Skills

A. Develop relaxation techniques.

B. Develop focusing and centering techniques.

1. Explore energy sharing.

2. Explore shifting centers of gravity.

II. Skills in Observation

A. Develop observation exercises.

1. Explore mirroring exercises.

2. Explore sculpting exercises.

B. Adapt to changes in the environment. 

1. Adapt to differing sound stimuli.

2. Adapt to differing movement patterns.

III. Non-Verbal Strategies

A. Explore mask work.

B. Explore body shaping.

C. Explore rhythm and motion exercises.

IV. Awareness of the Physical Space

A. Create tension in space.

1. Apply tension through machines.

2. Apply tension through geometrics.

3. Apply tension through the physical space.

B. Create physical tension between two or more participants.

V. Solo and Group Situations

A. Develop effective scene improvisations.

B. Develop effective solo improvisations.

C. Develop extended storytelling techniques.

1. Create expanded fairy tales.

2. Construct group stories.

3. Learn collaborative techniques.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30-50% Attendance

30-50% Class participation and individual progress

10-20% Journal

10-20% Weekly oral assessment

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 130

  • Title: Acting I*
  • Number: THEA 130
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: THEA 121 with a grade of "C" or higher or department approval.

Description:

Acting I will expand on the skills learned in Fundamentals of Acting and will concentrate on developing scene work. Emphasis will be on expanding creative potential through exercises in self-awareness, posture, movement, voice and personality projection. Students will complete a minimum of four in-class performances.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Read and discuss plays from a variety of genres.
  2. Describe emotional and sensory awareness and creatively tap into that awareness for use in performances.
  3. Perform basic character analysis.
  4. Perform memorized, contemporary monologues and scenes that are carefully and thoughtfully rehearsed and presented in final form.
  5. Engage in thoughtful criticism of the work of other actors and of oneself.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Dramatic Literature Genres

A. Read a variety of plays.

B. Discuss your play journal.

II. Emotional and Sensory Awareness

A. Practice imagination and recall exercises.

B. Experiment with imagination and sense memory in daily work with partners.

C. Employ imagination/sense memory work in preparation of scenes and monologues.

III. Character Analysis

A. Identify an approach to analyzing character.

B. Practice this approach in assigned exercises and scene work.

IV. Contemporary Monologues and Scenes

A. Analyze the assigned scenes and monologues to determine the given circumstances of the scripts.

B. Rehearse the scenes and monologues to discover believable physical actions and bold choices.

C. Perform the memorized scenes and monologues for the class.

D. Present a well-rehearsed audition monologue with a proper introduction.

V. Critical Analysis of Performances

A. Participate in constructive oral criticism of one's own work and the work of others.

B. Attend performances of theatre productions.

C. Write at least two critical responses to a live theatre production.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

5-15%    Class attendance and participation (as defined in the instructor's syllabus)
10-20%    Play reading journal
15-25%    Live theatre productions reviews (min. of two)
40-60%    Rehearsal and performance of at least four performance projects
5-15%    Examination(s) of theatre vocabulary and readings

100%     Total

See individual instructor's syllabus for specifics of how these methods of evaluation are weighted.

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 130H

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THEA 131

  • Title: Voice and Speech
  • Number: THEA 131
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

The student will develop techniques to expand breath support, vocal range and dynamics; learn precise articulation; and strengthen the connection between thought and sound. Through the use of exercises to free, develop and strengthen the voice, the student will be better able to communicate the full range of human emotion and all the nuances of thought. Skills acquired in this course are essential for actors, broadcast journalists, educators and other public speakers.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate healthy vocal production from warm-up through performance. 
  2. Apply vocal dynamics in performance as appropriate for the defined audience. 
  3. Incorporate phonetics to facilitate standard speech practices.
  4. Identify and evaluate effective use of the voice in self and others through practice and performance. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Vocal Production

A. Identify parts of the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism.

B. Explore the relationship between pitch and resonators.

C. Identify articulators.

D. Identify factors which inhibit the voice.

1. tension

2. strong emotion

3. posture

II. The Relaxation Process

A. Recognize vocal habits and distinguish them from new techniques.

B. Develop flexibility and strength to support the voice.

C. Explore the breathing process.

1. involuntary muscle reactions

2. restrictive tension

D. Develop the first stages of a vocal warm-up

1. awareness

2. mental focus

3. natural breathing

4. 'touch of sound'

5. vibrations

6. muscle relaxation

III. The Resonators

A. Identify characteristics of the different resonators.

B. Isolate the various resonators.

1. chest

2. oral cavity

3. teeth

4. nasal cavity and sinuses

5. skull

C. Link the resonators together.

D. Work through the point where the voice breaks between 'head voice' and 'chest voice'.

IV. Breath Control

A. Develop additional warm-up techniques to increase access to breath.

B. Identify habits that interfere with communication.

1. muscle tension

2. forced voice

3. decreased lung capacity

4. emotional shutdown

V.  Vocal Dynamics

A. Distinguish between vowel and consonant sounds.

1. fricatives

2. plosives

3. nasals

B. Distinguish between voiced and unvoiced consonants.

D. Demonstrate vocalization of all the vowels.

E. Develop a full vocal warm-up, including:

1. relaxation

2. free breathing

3. lengthened spine

4. resonators

5. articulators

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

50-60%    Oral Assignments
30-40%    Participation
10-15%    Tests

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 133

  • Title: Technical Practicum I
  • Number: THEA 133
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 2

Description:

Students gain practical experience in technical theater in this course. The student completes the course objectives by working in the theatre department's productions and/or working in the scene/costume shop during the semester.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Participate in the staging and/or costuming techniques required for theatrical productions.
  2. Identify the basic parts and functions of the theatrical facility.
  3. Use basic tools and equipment related to theatre.
  4. Exercise selected procedures related to running a theatrical performance.  

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Participation in Theatre Department Productions

A. Work as a member of the running crew on a department production. Positions include but are not limited to stagehand, followspot operator, light board operator, sound board operator, assistant stage manager, wardrobe crew, dresser, etc.

and/or

B. Pre-performance work in the theaters, scenery or costume shops constructing and assembling the productions. This work involves hands-on use of carpentry and construction tools, sewing machines, stage equipment and painting/decorating implements.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

The student's final grade will reflect successful completion of the following assignments:

  1. Attendance at required rehearsals and performances.
  2. Completion of assigned tasks.
  3. Professionalism, as exhibited by punctuality, cooperation with instructors and other students, and care of equipment and materials.
  4. Completion of required hours.

Grade Criteria:

82 hours or more = A
70 - 82 hours = B
58 - 70 hours = C
36 - 58 hours = D
36 hours or below = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 134

  • Title: Performance Practicum I
  • Number: THEA 134
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 2

Description:

This course will enable students to gain practical experience in performance-related aspects of college theater productions. Admission may be granted upon being cast in a JCCC production.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Audition for a production and be cast in a role.
  2. Develop a character intended for live performance.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of stage directions.
  4. Rehearse cooperatively with a director and members of the cast and crew.
  5. Enhance the character through the use of make-up and costume.
  6. Participate in performances. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Audition for a Production and Be Cast in a Role
   A. Prepare for the audition as requested by the director, which may
include:
      1. Prepared monologues.
      2. Cold readings of scenes.
      3. Improvisations.
   B. Perform the audition.
   C. Participate in callbacks.

II. Attend Rehearsals and Meetings as Required by the Director and
Designers
   A. Identify and develop positive attitudes appropriate for the theatre,
including preparation as required for each rehearsal and the ability to
take constructive criticism from the director.
   B. Identify and exhibit productive work habits, including prompt and
active participation in scheduled activities, efficiency during
rehearsals, and other behaviors as outlined in the department's "Company
Policies."
   C. Identify and develop collaborative/teamwork skills, including
working with peers and responding to supervision.

III. Complete Homework as Assigned
   A. Analyze the character through use of such tools as character
biography, GOTE sheet, intensive re-reading of the script, research, etc.
   B. Meet deadlines set by the director in a timely manner.

IV. Perform the Play Before a Live Audience
   A. Exhibit promptness in arriving for all calls (for makeup, warm-ups,
"places," etc.).
   B. Perform the role as rehearsed.
   C. Attend post-production responses.
   D. Assist with strike of the set, lights, and costumes.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

1. Punctual attendance at rehearsals and other scheduled activities
2. Satisfactory performance of assigned role(s)
3. Professionalism as exhibited by preparation and cooperation with the
director, designers, cast and crew

Although attendance is essential, productive attitudes and work habits
affect morale, efficiency, and overall artistic endeavor in the theatre,
and will be a factor in determining grades. In addition, collaboration and
teamwork will be expected and evaluated.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 135

  • Title: Stage Makeup
  • Number: THEA 135
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 3

Description:

This course is an introductory course which provides an understanding of, and practical skills in, the design and application of makeup for theatrical performance.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Identify different mediums of makeup and industry makeup application techniques.
  2. Identify and demonstrate the steps of the design and application process.
  3. Design and apply the principles and materials of special effects makeup.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Principles of Makeup for Theatre and Film

A. Identify different industry products, materials and equipment, and understand how they are used for makeup application to achieve designs with consideration of budget, schedule and resources.

B. Understand why the principles of light and shade are important for entertainment-based makeup.

C. Demonstrate in contour application how light and shade can enhance makeup application and emphasize features.

D. Describe the role and responsibilities of the makeup designer and how job roles differ across entertainment industries for makeup artists.

E. Explain and demonstrate the difference in application techniques for different theatre venues and entertainment applications (i.e. - black box theatre vs proscenium vs film).

II. Design and Development for Makeup Design

A. Identify the steps of the design process.

B. Demonstrate how to use character analysis to create makeup designs.    

C. Understand and demonstrate how research impacts makeup design.

D. Understand visual and verbal communication as it impacts the design process.

E. Demonstrate the complete makeup design process from character analysis to sketch to application.

III. Applying the Makeup

A. Practice applying cake and crème makeup using proper techniques and tools.

B. Explain the qualities of each industry genre: Gore, Fantasy, Age and Hair manipulation.

C. Develop application techniques to achieve looks within each industry genre.

D. Demonstrate and practice creating multiple special FX makeup looks using Latex, sculpting wax and various special FX products.

E. Design and complete application of a makeup design for a character within each genre.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30-40%    Studio Design process projects
20-30%    In-class technique assignments/projects
20-30%    Final portfolios and design presentations
10-30%    Class participation and critiques

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 136

  • Title: Costume Construction
  • Number: THEA 136
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 2

Description:

This is a survey of the theory, techniques and skills used in costume creation for the theater and film. Areas of study and practice include basic construction, patterning and cutting; fabrics, design and realization; millinery; craftwork; and organization.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Use an industrial and domestic sewing machine, serger and other basic costume shop equipment.
  2. Discuss the theory and process of costume design and production.
  3. Identify basic pattern pieces; draft and construct a fitting sloper from basic actor measurements.
  4. Identify a variety of types and fabrics and trims and understand their uses and limitations.
  5. Demonstrate the scope and uses of craft work in costuming for the theatre and perform simple craft techniques.
  6. Recognize and demonstrate productive attitudes and work habits in the costume shop. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Costuming
   A. Describe the role of Costuming in theatre/film, providing specific
examples.
   B. Outline the elements and process of designing costumes for theatre.
   C. Trace the major developments in the history of costume design.
   D. Explore the importance of the study of costume history in costume
design and construction.

II. The Costume Shop
   A. Identify and explain the use of all basic equipment and tools needed
in the costume shop.
   B. Correctly operate each major piece of costume shop equipment
including:
      1. Industrial straight/zigzag machine
      2. Domestic sewing machine
      3. Domestic serger
      4. Industrial serger
      5. Industrial iron
   C. Perform basic stitches and function using small hand tools.
   D. List and demonstrate safe shop practices.

III. Costume Realization
   A. Plan and prepare for the design process.
      1. Demonstrate the strategies of the design process.
         a. Research for authenticity the styles and details appropriate
to the show's/project's period and culture.
         b. Effective plan for costume sources:  building vs. found
costume pieces.
         c. Render the design and any appropriate variations of a
costume.
      2. Measure actors/classmates using appropriate techniques and
completing a comprehensive measurement form.
      3. Identify the major types of fabric and name fiber content and
characteristics.
      4. Select appropriate fabric for designs/projects based upon the
following criteria:
         a. Authenticity and appropriateness to the designs
         b. Workability
         c. Durability
         d. Cost
      5. Plan for purchase and rental of accessories, citing sources.
   B. Construct a costume, including fitting and alteration.
      1. Create patterns for a basic garment.
         a. Demonstrate flat patterning in class project.
         b. Demonstrate patterning by draping in a class project.
      2. Cut a variety of fabrics using proper pattern layout and seam
allowance for both commercial and drafted patterns.
      3. Assemble costume pieces.
         a. Follow the general order for preparation and assembly of
pattern pieces.
         b. Complete preliminary sewing, including tucks, darts, pleats
and gathering.
         c. Sew all major seams, using the appropriate stitch, seam
allowance and alignment.
         d. Construct and attach sleeves, collars, cuffs, plackets and
pockets using proper techniques.
      4. Fit and alter costumes.
         a. Conduct a fitting, checking crucial areas for fit and movement
and recognizing special fitting problems.
         b. Alter both pattern and garment pieces as required utilizing
markings from fitting.
   C. Complete the costume with finishing details.
      1. Identify and apply final trims and embellishments.
      2. Correctly install and name costume fasteners including zippers,
buttons, snaps, velcro, hooks and eyes, and grommets (lacing).
      3. Explain and use dyeing and painting processes for costume.
      4. Discuss rigging of costumes for quick changes, specific stage
actions and special effects.

IV. Accessories and Special Projects
   A. List the various types of accessories that complete the costume.
   B. Describe the importance of appropriate accessories in completing the
costume design.
   C. Outline the processes and materials used in constructing each of the
major categories of accessories/crafts:
      1. Millinery
      2. Jewelry
      3. Armor
      4. Shoes
      5. Masks
   D. Create an accessory of original design using craft tools and
materials as discussed.

V. Organization
   A. Explain the wardrobe manager's tasks before, during, and after the
show.
   B. Discuss an effective storage plan for costumes.
   C. Summarize the care and repair of costumes in wardrobe storage.

VI. Attitudes and Work Habits
   A. Identify and develop positive attitudes toward tasks and fellow
staff appropriate for the workplace, including giving and accepting
criticism and praise.
   B. Recognize and develop productive work habits, including attending to
detail, completing tasks, maintaining the work setting and recording data.
   C. Develop collaborative/teamwork skills, including solving problems in
groups, building consensus and responding to supervision.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30% of grade   A minimum of three exams over text and lecture
material.
    5% of grade   Attendance at two theatrical performances and one
written review.
   50% of grade   Two construction/pattern drafting projects and one craft
project.
   15% of grade   Class participation and completion of in-class
practice/experiences.
Grading Scale: A = 90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = 59% or below

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 137

  • Title: Movement for the Stage
  • Number: THEA 137
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

The student will develop techniques to expand kinesthetic awareness, flexibility, physical freedom and the language of movement. Through the use of exercises to free, develop and strengthen physical vocabulary, the student will be better able to communicate the physical life of a character. Skills acquired in this course will include mime, stage combat, commedia, improvisation and circus techniques.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Express the physical life of a character.
  2. Communicate character objectives and emotions through movement.
  3. Engage in exercises that develop the actor's flexibility and strength.
  4. Demonstrate rudimentary stage combat skills.
  5. Perform basic circus techniques.
  6. Demonstrate productive work habits. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Express the physical life of a character.
   A. Identify the different aspects of human physicality, including
      1. age
      2. ethnic origin
      3. body type
      4. internal rhythm
      5. external rhythm
      6. posture
      7. debilitation
   B. Determine one's own physicality using the above categories.
   C. Develop techniques to alter physicality from actor to character,
including
      1. rhythm alteration
      2. breakdown of body postures into "boxes"
      3. manipulation of body "boxes"
      4. breathing
      5. energy centers
   D. Explore altered physicality through improvisations, including
      1. environment
      2. locale
      3. time period
      4. character interaction

II. Communicate character objectives and emotions through movement.
   A. Explore basic human rituals, including
      1. tribal ceremonies
      2. children's games
      3. primitive dance
   B. Determine the physical effects of needs and emotions, including
      1. skin temperature
      2. breathing rate
      3. tension
      4. energy
   C. Explore the pursuit of objectives through external means, including
      1. individual space
      2. use of touch
      3. push vs. pull
      4. extreme expression

III. Engage in exercises which develop the actor's flexibility and
strength.
   A. Identify aspects of the anatomy which affect movement, including
      1. breathing apparatus
      2. spinal alignment
      3. muscular tension
      4. range of movement of the extremities
      5. muscle strength
      6. equilibrium
   B. Develop a warm-up for the body, including
      1. stretching
      2. breathing
      3. strength exercises
      4. flexibility
   C. Explore movement through space, including
      1. habitual patterns of physicality
      2. interaction with objects
      3. postural shaping
      4. spontaneous response

IV. Demonstrate rudimentary stage combat skills.
   A. Demonstrate stage combat safety as it pertains to
      1. the actor
      2. the actor's combat partner
      3. the audience
   B. Develop basic martial arts moves, including
      1. punches
      2. kicks
      3. blocks
      4. slaps
      5. evasions
   C. Create the illusion of real combat for the stage, using
      1. "knaps" (sounds of slaps, punches, etc.)
      2. "selling" the pain
      3. specificity of attack
      4. communication with partner
      5. altered fighting distance
      6. audience sight lines
      7. connectivity of moves

V. Perform basic circus techniques.
   A. Distinguish between "real time" and "clown time" in terms of
      1. moment
      2. desire
      3. focus
      4. absence of logic
   B. Develop basic circus techniques, including
      1. juggling
      2. clowning
      3. acrobatics
      4. mime
      5. size of movement
      6. audience focus

VI. Demonstrate productive work habits in the classroom.
   A. Identify and develop positive attitude, including
      1. giving and accepting constructive criticism
      2. maintaining a positive, safe work environment
      3. developing specific observation skills
   B. Develop productive work habits, including
      1. completion of assignments on time
      2. preparation for in-class assignments
      3. observation of others' work

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

. Attendance                           20% of grade 
. Class participation and exercises    30% of grade 
. Journal                              10% of grade 
. Minimum of three movement projects   30% of grade 
. Written production review            10% of grade

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 140

  • Title: Basic Stagecraft
  • Number: THEA 140
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 2

Description:

This course introduces the general student and theater major to basic stagecraft. Through lectures, in-class demonstrations and hands-on experiences, the student will gain a working and appreciative knowledge of technical theater. The course includes 15 lab hours and attendance at two live theatrical productions.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Develop comprehensive and safe working knowledge of stage machinery.
  2. Exercise onstage safety.
  3. Exercise shop safety.
  4. Exercise scenic materials safety.
  5. Exercise technical methods and procedures used by theatre professionals to achieve their goal.
  6. Identify the parts and functions of a theatre building.
  7. Use basic hand and power tools.
  8. Construct scenic elements.
  9. Exercise stage painting and decorating techniques.
  10. Identify and hang a variety of lighting instruments.
  11. Use a computer light board.
  12. Use a sound mixer board and playback components.
  13. Appreciate and enhance the aesthetic experience of attending live productions in the performing arts.
  14. Write an informed technical review.
  15. Discuss viewed productions in class. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Scene Shop Orientation

A. Identify and demonstrate correct usage of hand and power tools.

B. Identify a wide variety of theatrical hardware and fasteners.

C. Identify and be aware of the properties of a variety of scenic materials.

D. Exercise shop safety rules.

II. Graphics and Standards for the Performing Arts

A. Be able to use and comprehend scale and the scale ruler.

B. Comprehend and utilize USITT Graphics and Standards.

C. Read a tape measure.

D. Read working drawings.

III. Scenic Construction Techniques

A. Select appropriate building materials.

B. Exercise use of correct building techniques.

C. Build scenic elements such as flats, platforms, sculpture, etc.

IV. The Stage and Its Equipment

A. Identify the following:

1. The stagehouse

2. Counterweight rigging systems

3. Masking, curtains and drops

4. Catwalks, booths, galleries, grids, traps and elevators

B. Safely use the above equipment and areas.

V. Electrical Theory and Practice

A. Comprehend electricity and its parts and laws.

B. Exercise and comprehend electrical safety.

VI. Lighting Production and Technology

A. Identify a wide variety of lighting instruments and their structural makeup.

B. Correctly hang and focus lighting equipment.

C. Comprehend and use theatrical computer lighting control boards.

D. Identify a wide variety of lighting accessories.

VII. Scenic Painting and Decoration

A. Identify and describe scenic and commercial paints, dyes and materials.

B. Identify and use a wide variety of paint and dye applicators.

C. Comprehend basic color theory and paint mixing.

VIII. Stage Properties

A. Differentiate between a variety of theatrical properties and their usage.

B. Develop a theoretical knowledge of their acquisition/procurement.

IX. Sound Production and Technology

A. Identify a variety of sound equipment including:

1. Mixer board and patch panels

2. Amplifiers and pre-amps, speakers and microphones

3. Analog and digital playback components

B. Safely operate and patch the above components and equipment.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

  1. A minimum of three exams.
  2. Completion of assigned tasks and assignments.
  3. Class participation in practical experiences.
  4. Completion of required lab hours.

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 145

  • Title: Introduction to Theater Design
  • Number: THEA 145
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 2

Description:

This lecture and studio class introduces the theory and practice of theater design and the graphics and standards of entertainment technology. This course focuses on understanding foundational elements of theatrical design and developing the skills to translate text into visual content. It involves script analysis, research, creative exploration, and visual communication. Emphasis will be on the processes and practices used in designing for the performing arts.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Create basic scenic and lighting designs for the stage, screen and television.
  2. Complete a portfolio of his/her design work from the course.
  3. Read and draw a variety of two-dimensional scale drawings.
  4. Render basic three-dimensional scale drawings and white models.
  5. Read and use the industry-wide graphics and standards in the performing arts, as set down by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc. (USITT). 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Fundamentals of Design

A. Explore the role of a costume, scenic, lighting, property and projection designer

B. Describe what is involved in conducting script analysis as a designer.

C. Prepare research with 1st and 2nd source examples.

II. Basic Artistic Composition

A. Learn the elements of art and principle of design.

B. Articulate design principles applied to works of art.

C. Learn basic color theory.

III. Graphics and Standards

A. Use tape measures and scale rulers.

B. Identify drawing types and views.

C. Identify and comprehend USITT standards.

IV. Basic Drafting Techniques

A. Practice correct line weights and lettering.

B. Prepare a scaled ground plan, front and side elevations.

C. Complete assigned drafting projects.

V. Costume Design

A. Examine the historical background.

B. Comprehend the process of Costume Design.

1. Prepare script Analysis, research, and rough sketches.

2. Prepare a set of costume renderings.

3. Swatch complete renderings.

C. Prepare costume design project.

IV. Scenic Design

A. Examine the historical background

B. Comprehend the process of scenic design.

1. Execute script analysis, research and rough sketches.

2. Create scenic renderings.

C. Prepare scenic design project.

VII. Lighting Design

A. Examine the historical background.

B. Comprehend the process of lighting design.

1. Execute and read light plots and circuit sheets.

2. Use color mixing theory for light.

C. Execute lighting design project.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-80%    Studio design projects
10-30%    Two tests over lecture material and text
10-30%    Class participation and in-class drawing studies

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 209

  • Title: Script Analysis
  • Number: THEA 209
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

Script Analysis introduces students to those methods used in the theater for the study and/or analysis of plays. Directors, actors and designers use script analysis during their preparatory work and then continue to use it through the rehearsal process until, and sometimes even after, the production has finished. This course is of value to the student because it focuses on the crucial elements of a play encountered during the production process including dramatic structure, content and meaning.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Articulate how the dramatic script serves as the primary source of information for theatrical performance.
  2. Develop a system for analyzing and evaluating different types of scripts from the standpoint of their theatrical requirements and aesthetic qualities.
  3. Use basic research techniques in the analysis of a play script in order to identify elements of dramatic structure and characteristics of dramatic genre.
  4. Communicate clearly her/his ideas about dramatic literature, the production requirements of particular plays, and shaping the performance experience for the stage. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction-The Reason for Script Analysis
   A. Explain why play analysis takes place in the theatrical production
process.
   B. Describe what is involved in conducting a script analysis.

II. The Process of Script Analysis Begins
   A. Describe how the first reading of a play creates the foundation for
subsequent steps in the analysis process.
      1. Identify how one determines what the production wants to
accomplish.
      2. Describe how the first reading of a play is conducted.
   B. Explain the structural nature of different dramatic genres as they
affect theatrical productions.
  
III. The Information-gathering Process and How it is Used in Script
Analysis
   A. Describe how the given circumstances of a play are determined.
      1. Define the roles played in script analysis by the locale, social
setting, and cultural norms created by the playwright.
      2. Utilize information gathering techniques to develop the given
circumstances of a play.
      3. Describe what “backstory” means in script analysis.
   B. Identify the difference between a theatrical contract and a
theatrical convention.
      1. Explain the differences involved in the creation of
presentational and representational productions.
      2. Identify and describe the difference between realistic and
non-realistic methods of staging.

IV. A Valid and Useful Script Analysis of a Selected Play
   A. Determine how characters are delineated in a script.
      1. Use stage directions to find character information.
      2. Evaluate the language, dialogue, and physical actions of the
characters so as to better understand who they are and what they are
trying to accomplish in the play (What they say, what they do, and what
others say about them).
   B. Determine how the conflict in a play is presented.
      1. Describe how character and conflict both affect and interact with
one another.
      2. Explain the basic concepts of conflict analysis as used in a
script analysis.
      3. Create a conflict matrix for a scene in a play using a clear
analytical method.
      4. Identify the impact of conflict on the theme of a play.
   C. Relate those other elements of drama present within a play to the
conflict that the playwright has created.
   D. Decide on how to set the play (where, when, style, mood, etc.), and
discuss the implications of this decision on the design team.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

  Examinations (minimum of two)
  Research project (a completed script analysis of a play chosen in
consultation with the instructor).
  Class attendance and participation in class discussions
  In-class assignments and short scene analyses
  Attendance at a minimum of two productions with reports/analyses of the
same

See the individual instructor's syllabus for specifics of how these
methods of evaluation are weighted and the grading scale to be used.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Students are required to attend the theatre department’s productions during the semester they are enrolled in the course. A ticket charge may be required for this. Attendance at other plays being presented in the area is encouraged.  

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 225

  • Title: Reader's Theater
  • Number: THEA 225
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

Students will combine acting, interpretation and rhetoric as they analyze and perform poetry, prose and dramatic literature and present public performances. Through the process of reading, studying, investing, rehearsing and performing literary and nonliterary works, the student will learn to pay particular attention to the voice embodied in a given text and the cultural and social context within which that voice speaks.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Further develop performance techniques appropriate for oral interpretation.
  2. Develop performance techniques appropriate for readers theatre.
  3. Compile thematically unified scripts from a wide body of literature.
  4. Present readers theatre for public and/or educational performances.
  5. Recognize and demonstrate productive attitudes and work habits in the classroom. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Performance Techniques for Oral Interpretation
   A. Use physical qualities that clarify the interpreted literature.
   B. Use vocal qualities that clarify the interpreted literature.
   C. Use emotional and sense memory to clarify the interpreted
literature.
   D. Prepare effective introductions to solo interpretations.

II. Performance Techniques for Readers Theatre
   A. Describe the purpose of presentational theatre.
   B. Develop physical and vocal qualities that clarify the interpreted
literature.
   C. Describe the role of the interpreter.
   D. Demonstrate appropriate styles of delivery, such as:
      1. Developing methods for using the manuscript.
      2. Creating and changing the interpreter-audience relationship
through manipulation of the physical space.
      3. Using chairs, cubes, stools, and the floor to complement the
script.

III. Compiling Thematically Unified Scripts
   A. Describe types of organizational formats.
      1. Single text script
      2. Expanded script
      3. Collage script
   B. Integrate non-fiction sources.
      1. Personal narratives
      2. Diaries and letters
      3. Biographies, autobiographies, and histories
      4. Letters
   C. Differentiate between chamber theatre and readers theatre.
      1. Describe and perform narrative points of view.
      2. Distinguish virtual present from virtual past.
      3. Create chamber theatre scripts adapted from narrative fiction.

IV. Public and/or Educational Performances
   A. Participate in service-learning opportunities.
      1. Senior citizen communities
      2. Elementary, middle, and/or high schools
   B. Perform in formal programs as arranged by instructor or theatre
department.

V. Attitudes and Work Habits
   A. Identify and develop positive attitudes toward tasks and fellow
classmates appropriate for the classroom and outside rehearsal times.
      1. Giving and accepting constructive criticism
      2. Maintaining a cooperative work environment
   B. Identify and develop productive work habits.
      1. Completing tasks by assigned due dates
      2. Being prepared for in-class rehearsals

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

1. Oral interpretations (minimum of 2)
2. Readers theatre/chamber theatre performances (minimum of 2)
3. Submit typed readers theatre or chamber theatre script
4. Submit typed dramatistic, literary or content analysis (minimum of 2)

See individual instructor's syllabus for specifics of how these methods of
evaluation are weighted.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 230

  • Title: Acting II*
  • Number: THEA 230
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: THEA 130 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Description:

This continuation of Acting I will focus on more in-depth character analysis and development, emphasizing the actor’s responsibility in creating the character. Students will complete a minimum of five in-class performances. 3 hrs./wk. plus rehearsals and performances.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Execute continued development of the actor's instrument through physical, vocal and sensory exercises.
  2. Exhibit an awareness of how blocking (physical action) communicates character motivation and intention.
  3. Perform memorized, scripted scenes that reflect careful analysis, sufficient rehearsal, the ability to collaborate with scene partners, and the ability to take on scenes of greater complexity.
  4. Perform scenes and monologues that demonstrate an intelligent grasp of non-contemporary plays.
  5. Engage critical oral and written skills regarding the acting process in the classroom and/or in theatrical productions.
  6. Develop greater observation skills.
  7. Read and discuss plays from a variety of genres.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Actor’s Instrument

A. Demonstrate mastery of exercises to increase physical strength, flexibility and balance.

B. Physically manipulate the body to create characterization.

C. Apply imagination and/or sense memory exercises to the acting process.

II. Physical Action

A. Create logical and well-executed movement choices in scene and monologue work.

B. Complete organically motivated blocking choices in scene and monologue work.

III. Advanced Scene and Monologue Work

A. Demonstrate an ability to analyze complex scenes and monologues in greater depth.

B. Work interdependently and cooperatively with scene partners.

C. Apply visceral, active, and bold acting goals, obstacles, and tactics to scene and monologue work.

D. Present a well-rehearsed audition package which includes an acting resumé.

IV. Pre-Realistic and Non-Realistic Plays

A. Demonstrate different acting approaches and styles.

B. Perform verse, blank verse, and/or prose from pre-twentieth century literature.

V. Critical Analysis of Performances

A. Participate in constructive oral criticism of one's own work and the work of others.

B. Attend performances of theatre productions.

C. Write at least two critical responses to live theatre productions.

VI. Observation Skills

A. Identify self-improvement opportunities.

B. Identify physical and vocal characteristics through observation of others.

VII. Dramatic Literature Genres

A. Apply your understanding of different genres through discussion and/or performance.

B. Articulate your understanding of complex play structure through a play journal.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

10-20%    Class attendance and participation (as defined in the instructor's syllabus)
10-15%    Play reading journal
15-20%    Live theatre productions reviews (min. of two)
50-60%    Rehearsal and performance of at least four performance projects
10-15%    Examination(s) of theatre vocabulary and readings

100%       Total

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 230H

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THEA 231

  • Title: Speech for the Actor*
  • Number: THEA 231
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: THEA 131.

Description:

This class will deepen the voice work from THEA 131: Voice and Speech. Work in the classroom will further solidify expansion rather than compression, open channel for sound, vocal resonance, and forward placement. Further exploration of rhetoric and language will be utilized. Vocal range and capacity will be explored. Intensive training will continue in the process of learning a dialect, written dialect transcription, and application of spoken dialect to a text.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Identify and use literary and rhetorical devices in speeches and dramatic texts, both contemporary and classical.
  2. Demonstrate and utilize inherent vowel pitches and resonance chambers to expand dramatic depth in storytelling.
  3. Apply modern technology to aid in the acquisition, analysis and performance of a variety of dialects.
  4. Practice techniques to support the ongoing health and vibrancy of the vocal apparatus.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Speeches and Dramatic Texts

A. Interpret language using a variety of literary and rhetorical devices.

B. Practice works that require the support of breath.

II. Dramatic Depth in Storytelling

A. Explore different requirements for different spaces.

B. Combine the work of breath and voice to reach an audience.

III. Vocal Health

A. Develop a system that nurtures the voice rather than harms.

B. Discover what helps and what harms our voice.

IV. Dialect Work

A. Create a process that helps the individual transcribe and utilize a dialect.

B. Apply dialects via practice, exercises, analysis, and application.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-35%    Oral Assignments
20-35%    Participation
15-30%    Written Assignments
25-40%    Proficiencies

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 232

  • Title: Introduction to Stage Directing and Management*
  • Number: THEA 232
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: THEA 120.

Description:

This course is an introductory survey in the process of reading and producing plays. The focus of the course will be on reading a play and understanding the steps necessary to create a production of that play. Some of the topics explored will include play selection, script analysis, the audition process, the rehearsal process, stage management, directing, and the actor-audience-director relationship.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Evaluate important plays of the contemporary theatre.
  2. Demonstrate and apply the various roles of the director.
  3. Demonstrate and apply the various roles of the stage manager.
  4. Identify and compare the different physical relationships between actors and audience.
  5. Critically evaluate theatre productions and identify the strengths and weaknesses in performance.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking skills: analysis, synthesis, application and evaluation in oral and written form. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Plays of the Contemporary Theatre

A. Explore dramatic structure in linear and non-linear plays.

B. Trace plot development in linear and non-linear plays.

C. Analyze the playwright's intent in contemporary drama.

D. Investigate the director's process of understanding and interpreting a play.

1. Define the dramatic action.

2. Articulate the spine or action of characters.

3. Investigate conceptual or interpretive choices regarding design elements.

II. The Role of the Director

A. Demonstrate how to cast a play, including:

1. Structuring an audition

2. Conducting call-backs

B. Organize a working director's promptbook.

C. Learn and apply staging techniques, including:

1. Stage composition

2. Stage pictorial elements

3. Basic blocking notations

D. Plan and conduct productive rehearsals.

1. Develop an appropriate vocabulary when working with actors and designers.

2. Practice time management strategies.

3. Create effective rehearsal schedules.

III. The Role of the Stage Manager

A. Organize a working stage manager's promptbook.

1. Learn and apply blocking notations.

2. Interpret a basic groundplan.

3. Create a working production calendar.

B. Complete rehearsal and performance report forms.

C. Demonstrate organizational and communication strategies for technical collaboration.

IV. The Relationship Between Actors and Audience

A. Utilize the different types of staging.

1. Arena

2. Proscenium

3. Thrust

B. Explore the different styles of theatre

1. Realistic

2. Presentational

C. Discuss the psychological and physiological audience responses to a production.

V. Evaluate Productions

A. Recognize individual styles through form, content and personalization.

B. Recognize the difference between the playwright's intent and directorial choices.

C. Attend rehearsals and discuss different directorial rehearsal approaches.

D. Analyze and discuss assigned theatre productions.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-30%   Readings and discussions

20-30%   Written assignments (could include evaluations of current theatre productions and short papers over the assigned readings)

25-40%   Directing scenes (student directed or stage managed scenes, accompanied by a director's or stage manager's prompt book)

15-25%   Test(s)

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students are required to attend theatre productions during the semester they are enrolled in the course, for which they may have to purchase tickets.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 233

  • Title: Technical Practicum II*
  • Number: THEA 233
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites: THEA 133.

Description:

Students gain practical experience in technical theater in this course. The student completes the course objectives by working on the theatre department's productions and/or working in the scene/costume shop during the semester.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Participate in the staging and/or costuming techniques required for theatrical productions.
  2. Identify the basic parts and functions of the theatrical facility.
  3. Use basic tools and equipment related to theatre.
  4. Exercise selected procedures related to running a theatrical performance.  

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Participation in Theatre Department Productions

A. Work as a member of the artistic production team in one of the following capacities: stage manager, scene designer, lighting designer, costume designer, sound designer, assistant to the director.

and/or

B. Work as a member of the running crew on a department production. Positions include but are not limited to stagehand, followspot operator, light board operator, sound board operator, assistant stage manager, wardrobe crew, dresser, etc.

and/or

C. Pre-performance work in the theaters, scenery or costume shops constructing and assembling the productions. This work involves hands-on use of carpentry and construction tools, sewing machines, stage equipment and painting/decorating implements.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

  1. Attendance at required rehearsals and performances.
  2. Completion of assigned tasks.
  3. Professionalism, as exhibited by punctuality, cooperation with instructors and other students, and care of equipment and materials.
  4. Completion of required hours.

Grade Criteria:

82 hours or more = A
70 - 82 hours = B
58 - 70 hours = C
36 - 58 hours = D
36 hours or below = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 245

  • Title: Introduction to Scene Design*
  • Number: THEA 245
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites: THEA 145.

Description:

Students will further develop the technical and design techniques of Scenic Design. This includes learning the responsibilities of a Scenic Designer and practicing the process of Scenic Design for theatre from script analysis to executing final design models and drafting.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Articulate a definition of scenic design for the theatre and how scenic design can transfer across entertainment industries.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between the audience, performers and the set.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships and the collaboration process between the theatre designers and directors.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to critically read and discuss a play intelligently and analyze a play for scenic design.
  5. Execute a complete design project on paper, which will include: script analysis, research and development, sketching/rendering, drafting and model making.
  6. Defend and present all designs.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. A Definition of Scenic Design for Theatre

A. List essential responsibilities of a scenic designer.

B. Compare and contrast different professional positions a scenic designer can hold across different entertainment industries.

C. Explore and understand the relationships between the director and scenic designer, as well as the relationships between other collaborators on the design team.

D. Explore and understand the relationships between the theatre space, the play design and the performers.

II. Script Analysis for Scenic Design

A. Examine and dissect a play script through the lens of scenic design.

B. Explore the scenic design needs outlined in a script versus needs developed from concept.

C. Explore and experiment with different processes of taking the first steps from analysis to visual design.

III. Research and Development

A. Explore and experiment with different techniques for visually communicating preliminary ideas and concepts.

B. Prepare and deliver a design presentation for a play.

IV. Turning Research and ideas into Design

A. Explore and experiment with different techniques for taking the leap from preliminary ideas and concepts to workable designs.

B. Compare and contrast these techniques to identify individual strengths.

C. Develop sketches, renderings and other visual communications for a play.

V. Drafting for Scenic Design

A. Explore USITT standards and the principles of drafting for the theatre.

B. Create a drafting packet that includes a ground plan, section and elevations using computer-aided drafting techniques.

VI. Building the Model

A. Explore and experiment with different modeling techniques for building a design.

B. Master a thorough understanding of how to read and create scale from a scale ruler.

C. Build a white scale model of design work.

D. Explore painting and graphic printing techniques for modeling.

VII. Defending and Presenting Designs

A. Practice and explore different styles of defending and articulating scenic designs.

B. Create final displays for design presentations.

C. Explore how to use final designs and design process for portfolio development.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Studio design process projects
30-40%    Daily or weekly technique assignments/projects
10-20%    Final portfolio process and design presentations
10-20%    Class participation and critiques

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 250

  • Title: Introduction to Costume Design
  • Number: THEA 250
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • Lecture Hours: 2
  • Lab Hours: 2

Description:

This course is designed to instruct students on the concepts and realities of costume design. The course will provide hands-on design exercises that will include researching historical time periods, script reading and production analysis, costume rendering techniques, and presenting designs in a production meeting. This course is typically taught in the spring semester. 2 hrs. lecture and 2 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate textual interpretation through the use of basic elements and principles of design.
  2. Identify, define and describe the key concepts and practices in costume design, both verbally and visually.
  3. Verbally defend and support visual critiques of student's own work as well as the work of others.
  4. Give a descriptive critique of visual concepts and practices as observed through live theatrical performances.
  5. Apply 2D interpretations of scripts through the use of design principles in renderings.
  6. Develop an adequate vocabulary to discuss visual work.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Impact of Costume Design on Production

A. Explore the definition of "costume."

B. Survey history of costume and costume design in early cultures and theatre history:

1. Ritual and dance

2. Religious ceremony and pageants

3. Ancient to modern theatre

C. Determine roles that costumes play in a production.

1. List character traits that are indicated through costume choices.

2. Explore how costume contributes to the production as a whole:

a. Theme, concept, mood

b. Overall design and visual impact

II. Responsibilities of a Costume Designer

A. Describe various design and technical staff positions in a theatre or film production.

B. Identify specific roles and responsibilities of a costume designer.

C. Trace the basic steps in the costume design process from initial reading to completion of production.

1. Read and discuss assigned play

2. Create a costume plot

III. The Role of Research in Costume Design

A. Describe the importance of research in any type of costume design.

B. List possible sources of research for plays and film:

1. Historic plays and film

2. Modern works

3. Fantasy or abstract theatre or film

C. Research an assigned historical period.

1. Create a research board from multiple sources.

2. Present orally and in written outline form the basic characteristics, garments, fabrics, and accessories for the time period assigned.

IV. Basic Elements of Costume Design

A. List and describe the six basic elements of all design:

1. Space

2. Line

3. Shape and form

4. Light

5. Color

6. Texture

B. Relate each of the design elements to costume design and explain their significance.

1. Complete projects based on shape, line and color.

2. Experiment with light and its effect on fabric and color.

3. Explore subliminal and cultural aspects of costume color.

C. Use elements of design to complete a final costume design project for a play.

1. Create a viable color scheme for the final project

2. Use line, shape and texture to indicate character in preliminary and final design sketches

V. Materials, Tools and Techniques

A. Demonstrate a knowledge of common fabric types and their uses; compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages.

B. Define and use common terms used in costume and theatre design.

VI. Key Historical Periods in Costume Design

A. Identify the silhouettes and basic garments of 6 major historical periods of Western fashion:

1. Greek

2. Medieval

3. Renaissance / Elizabethan

4. Restoration

5. 18th Century

6. Victorian

B. Design and illustrate costumes based on one of the six periods of fashion history.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-30%    Examinations (minimum of two)
30-40%    Daily or weekly assignments/class participation
25-35%    Final Design Project
5-15%      Production Reviews (two)

Total  100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 260

  • Title: Introduction to Light, Sound and Projections
  • Number: THEA 260
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 5
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 5

Description:

Students will develop technical principles and applications of lighting, sound and projections for the stage. The class will utilize basic light, sound and projection equipment to create visual and audio landscapes. This will include creating light plots, mixing sounds, and mapping projections.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Utilize lighting technology to demonstrate the function of light using its controllable qualities.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of light, sound, electrical and color principles within the application of theatre technology.
  3. Execute a complete light design project on paper, which will include: script analysis, research and development, light plot and cue sheets.
  4. Utilize sound equipment to create, edit and mix sound cues.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to create and map projected content effectively in a theatrical environment.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to critically read and discuss a play intelligently and analyze a play for lighting, sound, projection needs.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Script Analysis for Lighting, Sound and Projection

A. Analyze a play script through the lens of lights, sound and projections.

B. Explore the technical needs outlined in a script versus needs developed from concept.

C. Experiment with different processes in moving from analysis to visual design.

II. Fundamentals of Light Technology

A. Demonstrate how to properly hang and focus a lighting instrument.

B. Use a lighting board to explore the five controllable qualities of light.

C. Examine the four functions of light.

D. Explore the relationships between light and the performer.

E. Understand how light design interacts with other disciplines of theatrical design.

III. Creating a Light Plot

A. Explore and experiment with different techniques for taking the leap from preliminary ideas and concepts to workable designs.

B. Explore USITT standards and the principles of drafting to create a Light plot.

C. Develop a drafting packet that includes a Light plot, magic sheet, and cue sheet.

D. Create a lighting system in the drafting packet that explores directional lighting.

IV. Fundamentals of a Sound System

A. Explore the controllable qualities of sound.

B. Setup a sound system for playback and live sounds.

C. Understand how cues are programmed into a sound control system.

D. Demonstrate an understanding of a sound mixing board basic operation.

V. Sound Cues

A. Develop a design concept for a soundscape.

B. Create a cue list developed through script analysis.

C. Build and edit sounds through digital and live recordings.

D. Understand basic Qlab programming for cue playback.

VI. Video Projection Principles

A. Examine different projector technology concerning types of projectors, light sources, light output, contrast ratio, display resolution, and color reproduction.

B. Install and operate common digital design entertainment playback equipment.

C. Understand the pros and cons of front and rear projection.

D. Explore and execute duel projection mapping.

VII. Projection Design

A. Create original content and found content for a projection project.

B. Create masking for projection design.

C. Map projection on 3d objects.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Studio Design process projects
20-30%    Daily or weekly technique assignments/projects
20-30%    Final Portfolio process and design presentations
15-30%    Class participation and critiques

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

THEA 291

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THEA 292

  • Title: Special Topics:*
  • Number: THEA 292
  • Effective Term: 2021-22
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Department approval.

Description:

This course periodically offers specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to performance, technical theatre, and design not normally taught in the curriculum, to interested and qualified students within the program.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Accomplish complex readings and research in the designated topic area
  2. Define key terms and explain concepts within the scope of the topic
  3. Perform skills relevant to the area of study 

Content Outline and Competencies:

Because of the nature of Special Topics, the course outline and competencies will vary, depending on the topic being offered.  Course outlines must be designed in the standard format for all JCCC approved courses with specific objectives, outcomes and using outcome-based language.  It will be up to full-time department faculty and their administrator to determine what topics will be offered and by whom, and to approve course content.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Evaluation will be based on typical assignments such as readings,
discussion, design or application projects, written assignments, etc.,
dependent upon the needs of the topic and the instructor.

Grade Criteria:
  A = 90 – 100%    
  B = 80 –  89%  
  C = 70 –  79%  
  D = 60 -  69%  
  F =  0 –  59%   

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Course work may transfer to universities only as elective credit
  2. A student cannot take more than two Special Topics courses in theatre, one in performance and one in technical theatre 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).