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Last approved: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 20:46:32 GMT

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THE (Theatre)
398
031786
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Special Topics in University Theatre
University Theatre Spec Topics
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Theatre (24THE)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1-3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Recital, Performance, Ensemble3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
3
 
 
9
Mia Self, Jayme Mellema
Staff Instructor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Recital, Performance, Ensemble1212NoCapacity will vary and projects will be crafted to accommodate student interest.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Presentation of material normally not available in regular course offerings, or offerings of a new course on a trial basis.

Inclusion of additional content. New offering within the Special Topics format: Performance and Production Lab


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Division of Academic and Student AffairsDr. Barabara Kirby
Student productions have been produced as extracurricular activities or offered as THE 293 Theatre Practicums previously. The additional of a formal course for Student Studio allows for the integration of the course into the regular course rotation, co-facilitated by a member from the performance and the production staff as available.
UT will provide access to the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, rehearsal hall, and production spaces for students enrolled in the course. The course will work in collaboration with the Psi Kappa cast of Alpha Psi Omega Honorary Theatre Society. This student organization has an expectation to fulfill the role of producer to students in the organization. This partnership allows them to function in that role and offers them additional support as they do so. Anticipated funds of $500-$1000 per year is the likely range of support, which mirrors UT budgets for the student Creative Artist award productions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Building upon foundational knowledge, skills, and practices introduced and established in theatre courses and University Theatre's production season, students will ...



  • Develop and articulate a production concept from performance, design and marketing perspectives

  • Organize a production or rehearsal calendar and production budget

  • Research, develop, and present a grant proposal using a template

  • Engage in the design or rehearsal process and refine creative choices through reflective practice

  • Collaborate with members of a team to develop and create a production for a public audience

  • Evaluate the production process and the performance product

  • Document creative and administrative work in portfolio and resume


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20%Encompasses Class participation (weeks 1-6) and Peer evaluation of team participation evaluated by collaboratively created rubric.
Written Assignment40%Encompasses Creative Concept paper, Grant Proposal, Production Journal, Self-Reflection Paper, and Portfolio & Resume.
Project30%Encompasses Rehearsal/Design/Administrative Preparation and the final Performance Project.
presentation10%Encompasses Grant Presentation and Portfolio & Resume presentation.

kkharris (Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:41:35 GMT): Approved at University College CCC on 10/13/15 with suggestions.
mlself3 (Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:47:13 GMT): Modified SLOs to emphasize that students will be building upon the skill base they have previously established in both coursework and during the UT production season. Each student's production or performance assignment/project will challenge them but still remain within their capacity to succeed. While this is an ambitious course, students have completed similar projects under the moniker "Student Studio" for several years with little to no academic credit. Our hope is this course illuminates the scope of learning that occurs within the UT season as students are guided through the same process the UT staff uses when creating a production with students.
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