DESIGN/TECH CLASSES

 

STAGECRAFT CTE

4 Levels

Course Description:

Stagecraft courses are intended to help students develop experience and skill in one or more aspects of theatrical production, but concentrate on stagecraft (such as lighting, costuming, set construction, makeup, stage management, and so on). Initial courses are usually introductory in nature, while more advanced courses concentrate on improving techniques and traditions and increasing their chances of participating in public productions. These courses may also provide a discussion of career opportunities in the theatre. 

Classroom Resources:
Stage Scenery: Its Construction and Rigging, Backstage Handbook, Stage Lighting Design, Making Theatre Props, the teacher, and potentially the local union (IATSE)

SAFETY ISSUES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Students need to be aware of the important safety issues surrounding technical theatre and prepare appropriately. Due to the nature of technical theatre, students will be exposed to a riskier environment than a standard classroom. For example, students will work with lighting equipment requiring electricity with a higher wattage and use corded power tools to construct scenery. ‡ALL STUDENTS MUST PASS ALL WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL TESTS WITH THE TEACHER BEFORE WORKING ON ANY PROJECT USING THOSE TOOLS AND/OR SKILLS. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Materials needed (some provided by the theatre department*):
• Sturdy gloves*
• Safety goggles*
• Earplugs
• Closed-toe shoes
• Paint/work clothing (no "nice" clothes)

REQUIRED CREW DAYS:
All students enrolled in technical theatre are required to participate at least one production or ten hours per semester in order to receive full credit for this course. All crew days will be announced and posted via the SignUp.com link provided above at least one week in advance of the crew days. Most drop-in crew days are Fridays from 3:30-5:30 P.M. in the theatre and/or scene shop. Many students opt to work in the Box Office/Concessions/Usher during evening productions. Students wanting a more advanced tech track are encouraged to gain the full tech experience by volunteering to be on a run crew for the duration of a production's rehearsal and production schedule.

Teachers' Responsibilities:
• Provide opportunities for students to learn, test, and practice each skill needed
• Test all students in the use of every tool and skill (both written and practical tests)
• Only allow students who have successfully tested use that tool or skill

Students' Responsibilities:
• Takes notes and learn the material required
• Study and pass all skills and knowledge tests
• Practice skills and knowledge
• Participate in crew days

Attendance Policy:
It is imperative and expected that students attend every class, every week. Due to the high risk nature of a class that uses power tools and other theatre supplies, attendance is required to learn the safety and application of such tools in order to use them safely and appropriately throughout the class and crew days. The first excused absence will be counted as excused without penalty to the student’s grade. However, all other absences or missed classes, whether excused or unexcused, will result in a 1% drop in the student’s overall grade.

Grading Policy:
Students are expected to complete all work on or before pre-determined deadlines. Any late work credit, if any, is at the teacher’s discretion. The grading categories breakdown below pre-supposes that all work is completed on time and thoroughly. Additional opportunities to demonstrate skills can be earned for attending additional crew days to apply gained knowledge.

Crew Days (Labs/Application of Skills)
• Fall Semester: min. 10 hours or 1 production per person/semester
• Spring Semester: min. 10 hours or 1 production per person/semester


Participation (Practice/Demonstration of Skills)
• In class note-taking
• In class focused work time
• Completion of crew assignments

Skills and Knowledge Tests (Showing Mastery)
• Knowledge Tests (shop safety; other examples listed below; USITT eSET)
• Identification of hardware, tools, parts of a flat, lighting instruments, etc. • Skills Tests (shop safety; other examples listed below)
• Use of a skill saw, hammer, corded drill, rigging equipment, etc.

Attendance
• Daily attendance
• See attendance policy


STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

I understand that technical theatre is inherently riskier than a standard classroom. By signing below, I agree to monitor my own behavior to create a safe working environment for my peers, teacher, and myself. I agree that I must pass all knowledge and skills tests, both written and practical, with my teacher in order to use any equipment safely. I must sign all medical and permission forms in order to work in the theatre. I understand that if I fail to comply with the given safety rules and regulations, do not follow safe practices, and I do get hurt, whether with a minor, major, or severe injury, it is my responsibility to cover all of my expenses. I understand that the medical and permission forms outline the conditions and hold harmless the parties involved with the activity if fault lies with me.


___________________________
PARENT/GUARDIAN

__________________________
STUDENT

________________
DATE

 

THEATRE PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT

Advanced Stagecraft Coursework

Course Description

Theatrical Production and Management course prepares individuals to control and direct the planning, design, preparation, and production of theatrical performances. Course content may include instruction in theatrical design, program management, dramatic production, rehearsal management, personnel management and casting, actor coaching, directing concepts and techniques, theater history, scene work, script interpretation, business management, marketing, public relations, and communication skills. Learn and apply stagecraft, theatre management, and other technical theatre skills by designing and building the set, organizing the box office, helping with theatre marketing, designing and coordinating the costumes, props, sound, and lights for the fall and spring productions, children’s theatre production, and Senior Shorts (student-directed one-acts), among other events.

Classroom Resources:
Design & Technical Theatre Handbook; Stage Scenery: Its Construction and Rigging, Backstage Handbook, Stage Lighting Design, Making Theatre Props, the teacher, and potentially the local union (IATSE)

SAFETY ISSUES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Students need to be aware of the important safety issues surrounding technical theatre and prepare appropriately. Due to the nature of technical theatre, students will be exposed to a riskier environment than a standard classroom. For example, students will work with lighting equipment requiring electricity with a higher wattage and use corded power tools to construct scenery. ‡ALL STUDENTS MUST PASS ALL WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL TESTS WITH THE TEACHER BEFORE WORKING ON ANY PROJECT USING THOSE TOOLS AND/OR SKILLS. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Materials needed (some provided by the theatre department*):
• Sturdy gloves*
• Safety goggles*
• Earplugs
• Closed-toe shoes
• Paint/work clothing (no "nice" clothes)

REQUIRED CREW DAYS:

All students enrolled in technical theatre are required to participate at least one production or ten hours per semester in order to receive full credit for this course. All crew days will be announced and posted via the SignUp.com link provided above at least one week in advance of the crew days. Most drop-in crew days are Fridays from 3:30-5:30 P.M. in the theatre and/or scene shop. Many students opt to work in the Box Office/Concessions/Usher during evening productions. Students wanting a more advanced tech track are encouraged to gain the full tech experience by volunteering to be on a run crew for the duration of a production's rehearsal and production schedule.

Teachers' Responsibilities:
• Provide opportunities for students to learn, test, and practice each skill needed
• Test all students in the use of every tool and skill (both written and practical tests)
• Only allow students who have successfully tested use that tool or skill

Students' Responsibilities:
• Takes notes and learn the material required
• Study and pass all skills and knowledge tests
• Practice skills and knowledge
• Participate in crew days

Attendance Policy:
It is imperative and expected that students attend every class, every week. Due to the high risk nature of a class that uses power tools and other theatre supplies, attendance is required to learn the safety and application of such tools in order to use them safely and appropriately throughout the class and crew days. The first excused absence will be counted as excused without penalty to the student’s grade. However, all other absences or missed classes, whether excused or unexcused, will result in a 1% drop in the student’s overall grade.

Grading Policy:
Students are expected to complete all work on or before pre-determined deadlines. Any late work credit, if any, is at the teacher’s discretion. The grading categories breakdown below pre-supposes that all work is completed on time and thoroughly. Additional opportunities to demonstrate skills can be earned for attending additional crew days to apply gained knowledge.

Crew Days (Labs/Application of Skills)
• Fall Semester: min. 10 hours or 1 production per person/semester
• Spring Semester: min. 10 hours or 1 production per person/semester


Participation (Practice/Demonstration of Skills)
• In class note-taking
• In class focused work time
• Completion of crew assignments

Skills and Knowledge Tests (Showing Mastery)
• Knowledge Tests (shop safety; other examples listed below; USITT eSET)
• Identification of hardware, tools, parts of a flat, lighting instruments, etc. • Skills Tests (shop safety; other examples listed below)
• Use of a skill saw, hammer, corded drill, rigging equipment, etc.

Attendance
• Daily attendance
• See attendance policy


STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING

I understand that technical theatre is inherently riskier than a standard classroom. By signing below, I agree to monitor my own behavior to create a safe working environment for my peers, teacher, and myself. I agree that I must pass all knowledge and skills tests, both written and practical, with my teacher in order to use any equipment safely. I must sign all medical and permission forms in order to work in the theatre. I understand that if I fail to comply with the given safety rules and regulations, do not follow safe practices, and I do get hurt, whether with a minor, major, or severe injury, it is my responsibility to cover all of my expenses. I understand that the medical and permission forms outline the conditions and hold harmless the parties involved with the activity if fault lies with me.


___________________________
PARENT/GUARDIAN

__________________________
STUDENT

________________
DATE

 

TH 111: FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNICAL THEATRE

PCC DUAL CREDIT COURSE

About Dual Credit at PCC

https://www.pcc.edu/prepare/head-start/dual-credit/


Earn College Credit While In High School

Portland Community College provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students, who complete courses taught at their high school by qualified instructors providing the same rigor and content as an on-campus college class, can earn PCC credit.


3-Step Admission & Registration Instructions

There is a 3-step process for students who wish to receive college credit for their high school course work through PCC Dual Credit:

  1. Apply for admissions

    • Choose PCC High School Dual Credit as your application type.

  2. Log into your MyPCC & set up your permanent password

  3. Register for Dual Credit classes


What's Next?

  1. Check with your high school counselor to find out which classes at your high school are part of the PCC Dual Credit program or visit Participating High Schools.

  2. Before you begin… You must have a personal email address to apply online.

  3. Register for your PCC Dual Credit courses.

You will need to consider the above information before you sign up for this PCC course. Make sure you do this in time so you don't miss our registration deadline.

Dual Credit classes can help you develop college skills. Please be informed that:

* Dual Credit classes are PCC college classes that are part of your official college transcript.

* College classes, including Dual Credit classes, may impact college GPA, along with scholarship, financial aid, and athletic eligibility.

* You can find out how this course can fulfill requirements at PCC. Visit http://catalog.pcc.edu.

* You can find out how this course can fit at other colleges and universities by contacting their admissions office.

* Find out more in the Dual Credit Student Handbook.

TA 111: Fundamentals of Technical Theatre

(4 Credit Hour /20 Lecture Hours/ 40 Lab Hours)

Stagecraft

Offered through the PCC Dual Credit Program

SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

Class Offered: Yearlong, both Semester 1 & 2


Roosevelt High School

6941 N. Central St.

Portland OR 97203


A/B days, 2nd period or 8th period, Black Box Theatre, Room 009


Instructor: Jo Strom Lane, jolane@pps.net, 503-916-5260 x82424

Office Location: Storage Room 009C

Office Hours: Flex Days from 2:15-3:15 P.M.

Course website:www.roosevelttheatre.org


COURSE MATERIALS

Text:

  • Stage Scenery: Its Construction and Rigging by Arnold S. Gillette

  • Backstage Handbook byPaul Carter

  • Stage Lighting Design by Neil Fraser

  • Making Stage Props: A Practical Guide by Andy Wilson


Other Required Materials:

  • Notebook with lined paper

  • Pencils with erasers

  • Comfortable clothing in which to move

  • (optional) smart device


COURSE INFORMATION

Course Description: Stagecraft courses are intended to help students develop experience and skill in one or more aspects of theatrical productions, but concentrate on stagecraft (such as lighting, costuming, set construction, makeup, stage management, and so on). Initial courses are usually introductory in nature, while more advanced courses concentrate on improving techniques and traditions and increasing their chances of participating in public productions. These courses may also provide a discussion of career opportunities in the theatre.

Addendum Course Description: SAFETY ISSUES AND REQUIREMENTS

Students need to be aware of the important safety issues surrounding technical theatre and prepare appropriately. Due to the nature of technical theatre, students will be exposed to a riskier environment than a standard classroom. For example, students will work with lighting equipment requiring electricity with a higher wattage and use corded power tools to construct scenery. ALL STUDENTS MUST PASS ALL WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL TESTS WITH THE TEACHER BEFORE WORKING ON ANY PROJECT USING THOSE TOOLS AND/OR SKILLS. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Materials Needed (*provided by the theatre department)

  • Sturdy gloves*

  • Safety goggles*

  • Ear protection*

  • Closed-toe shoes

  • Paint/work clothing (no “nice” clothes)


REQUIRED CREW DAYS: All students enrolled in technical theatre are required to participate in at least one production or ten hours per semester in order to receive full credit for this course. All crew days will be announced and posted via the SignUp.com link provided on the Roosevelt Theatre Website (www.roosevelttheatre.org) at least one week in advance of the crew days. Most drop-in crew days are Fridays from 3:30-5:30 P.M. in the theatre and/or scene shop. Many students opt to work in the Box Office/Concessions/Usher during evening productions. Students wanting a more advanced tech track are encouraged to gain the full tech experience by volunteering to be on a run crew for the duration of a production rehearsal and production schedule.


Course Content Outcome Guide:  The complete Course Content Outcome Guide (CCOG) for this course is available online (see link below)

https://www.pcc.edu/CCOG/?fa=ccog&subject=TA&course=111

High School Course Prerequisites: None. Introduction to Carpentry recommended.

Course Grading: Prior to each unit, students will have a pre-assessment of their skills to determine their initial level. Throughout each unit, the student is given the remainder of the classes to work on and develop the skills necessary to offer and demonstrate skill and knowledge of the particular subject. In this performance-based class of such high expectations of learning and demonstration, it is unrealistic and unfair to assume that a student will be able to have “mastered” any one technique. At the end of each unit for the summative assessment, students will need to demonstrate at a “Proficient” level to earn PCC credit. Grading will also be based on the student’s preparedness for class, willingness to participate, cooperation with partners, completed reading and written assignments, quizzes, and of course performance/demonstration of acquired learning.


Grading results in proficiency scale grading of 1-4, with 1 as Immerging, 2 as Sufficient/Working Toward Proficiency, 3 as Proficient, 4 as Highly Proficient/Mastery. The letter grades earned are A – F. All grades will be averaged for a final semester grade of A, B, C, D or F.  It is implied that A = 90-100, B= 80-90, C= 70-80, D= 60-70 and F= 0-60.


Unit grades will be averaged to provide midterm, quarter and semester grades. Final exams will follow the Roosevelt HS final examination schedule. Note: For PCC Dual Credit grade calculations, students will not be allowed to retake examinations.


Additional course information is available on the “Classes” tab under “Stagecraft” on the RHS Theatre website. Units listed may be taught in a different order than listed if required.


Course Content (Themes, Content, Issues, and Skills)

  • Understand the theatre facility, its pros & cons:

    • Proscenium stage

    • Arena stage  

    • Thrust stage

  • Understand theatrical equipment:

    • Demonstrate safety & proficiency with scene shop tools & equipment:

      • Power Tools  

      • Hand Tools

      • Construction/decor materials

    • Demonstrate safety & proficiency with stage equipment:

      • Rigging

      • Scenery  

      • Scene Shop & Back stage spaces

    • Props design and construction

      • Use of Makers’ Space

    • Lighting Instrument types

      • Leko/ERS

      • Fresnel  

      • Par

    • Sound equipment basics

      • Use of Qlab

      • Microphones and speaker usage

    • Costume design and construction

      • Basic hand sewing

      • Introduction to machine sewing

    • Makeup techniques

      • Straight makeup application

  • Competencies/Skills:

    • Creating drafting paperwork:

      • Ground plan

    • Successfully working with materials and tools/equipment common to a scenic shop.

    • Successfully working with materials and tools/equipment common to a stage.

    • Installing & decorating scenery for a mainstage shows

  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills:

    • Oral and written command of English is suggested.

POLICIES

Grading Guidelines: https://www.pcc.edu/resources/student-records/grading/


Registration Deadlines: http://www.pcc.edu/prepare/head-start/dual-credit/calendar.html


Academic Integrity Policy:

http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/standards-practices/academic-integrity.html


Student Rights and Responsibilities: http://www.pcc.edu/about/policy/student-rights/


Additional Dual Credit Student Responsibilities: Students are required to view and

comply with the regulations set forth in the PCC Dual Credit Student Handbook.

The Student Handbook is available online at:  www.pcc.edu/dchandbook


Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend each class meeting. If a student is absent, it is the student’s responsibility to find out what was covered in class and get the work completed in a timely manner (same number of class days absent plus one additional day). Since the class does not meet daily, it is imperative and expected that students attend every class, every week. If students are absent, whether excused or unexcused, during any pre-planned performances or tests, students may not be able to retake or makeup the performances or tests. No late work can or will be accepted. Any late work credit, if any, is at the teacher’s discretion. Teacher discretion will be used to determine any credit awarded and makeup options. See RHS attendance policy.


Roosevelt High School’s Code of Conduct Policy (via PPS Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook):

https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/51/16-17%20Discipline%20Handbook%20English.pdf



Flexibility Statement:

The instructor reserves the right to revise the class calendar, modify content, and/or substitute

assignments in response to institutional, weather, or class situations.


Instructional ADA Statement:

Dual Credit Students: Federal law requires that high schools provide disability services for

students with a documented disability (through either an IEP for 504 accommodation plan),

including those students who are taking Dual Credit classes at their high school location.


On-campus students: PCC is committed to ensuring that classes are accessible.  Disability

Services (www.pcc.edu/disability/) works with students and faculty to minimize barriers.  If

students elect to use approved academic accommodations, they must provide in advance

formal notification from Disability Services to the instructor.


Title IX Non-Discrimination Statement:

Dual Credit Students

The high school is responsible for providing access, accommodations, flexibility, and

additional/ supplemental services for special populations and protected classes of students.


On-campus Students

PCC is committed to creating and fostering a learning and working  environment based on

open communication and mutual respect.  If you believe you have encountered sexual

harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, or discrimination based on race, color,

religion, age, national origin, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or

disability please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at (971) 722-5840 or

equity.inclusion@pcc.edu.



Sanctuary College Statement:

PCC is a sanctuary college. For more information and resources, see   

www.pcc.edu/resources/undocumented-students/



PCC DUAL CREDIT   www.pcc.edu/dualcredit

This course is offered for Dual Credit through Portland Community College. In addition to earning high school credit for this class, you may also register for this class through PCC and earn the college credits. The PCC credit for this class is offered to you free of charge, which offers a large cost savings .Visit https://www.pcc.edu/enroll/paying-for-college/tuition for more information.


If you want to register for this class with PCC, you first need become a Portland Community College student by completing the admissions application and selecting “PCC High School Dual Credit” as your admission type (if you have not done so already). You will be assigned a PCC email and ID #, and may also obtain a PCC ID card upon request.


COURSE EVALUATION SURVEY

At the end of the term you will receive notification to your PCC email account with instructions on how to complete the course evaluation survey. The survey is not required, though if you choose not to complete it you will have a course evaluation hold on your PCC account. This hold will not prevent future registrations, but will delay the availability for you to view your final grade on you PCC transcript until the week following finals week for the applicable PCC term (see: https://www.pcc.edu/enroll/registration/academic-calendar.html)  


PCC RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

As a PCC Dual Credit student you are able to access PCC facilities and services, just like an on-campus student. See below for more information on resources available to PCC Dual Credit students. http://www.pcc.edu/resources



Dual Credit classes can help you develop college skills.

Please be informed that:

  • Dual Credit classes are PCC college classes that are part of your official college transcript.

  • College classes, including Dual Credit classes, may impact college GPA, along with scholarship, financial aid, and athletic eligibility.

  • You can find out how this course can fulfill requirements at PCC visit http://catalog.pcc.edu/.

  • You can find out how this course can fit at other colleges and universities by contacting their admissions office.

You will need to consider the above information before you sign up for this PCC course.