Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: DRAM-1330- Section: 01
Stagecraft I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Damon Gengo
Phone(409) 984-6351
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 157
Hours:M & F: 10AM-1PM, T & R: 9:30AM-11PM, W: 10AM-11AM
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production which may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management. Additional topics may include: basic course on handling and construction of scenery, the care of stage properties and theatrical terminology and the study and application of visual aesthetics of design which may include hands-on experience in the physical theater.
Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.
Learning Outcomes Drama 1330 stage craft Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Apply a vocabulary and knowledge of the environment, tools, and skills required to mount a theatrical production.(PSLO 2, Alpha) Measured by embedded test questions and pretest / post test.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the variety of work required to mount a theatrical production. (PSLO 1, 2, 4 & Alpha) Measured by project rubrics and pretest / post test.
3. Describe the collaborative nature of production within theatre arts. (PSLO 1, 4) Measured by project rubrics.
4. Explore various cultural contributions to the evolution of the physical aspects of theater production.
(PSLO 2, 5, & Alpha) Measured by embedded test questions and pretest/ post test.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLOs for Stagecraft I
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills � Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills � Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
DRAM 1330 01 &02 CRN 91598 MR. GENGO FALL 2016 TR 12:30-1:20PM RM 132

R    25-Aug    Pre-Test /Safety Walk / Lighting Instrument review and terms

T    30-Aug    C14 p99 Light Sources/C16 p 100 Lighting Instruments / C15 p 105 Control of Light LAB DAY: Storing Lights, Hanging Lights, Focusing Lights

T    13-Sep    LAB DAY: Storing Lights, Hanging Lights, Focusing Lights / Hang a plot, focus light, gel light, write a cue, exhibit an effect.

R    15-Sep    LAB DAY: Storing Lights, Hanging Lights, Focusing Lights / Hang a plot, focus light, gel light, write a cue, exhibit an effect.

R    22-Sep    Unit 1 Lighting & Sound Test

T    4-Oct    LAB DAY: Build a Soft Flat!

R    6-Oct    LAB DAY: Build a Soft Flat!

T    18-Oct    Unit 2 Scenery, Safety, Rigging Test

R    27-Oct    C4 p23 Assignments for production books

T    1-Nov    C4 Forms due!

R    3-Nov    Production Assignment Lab for Fall Show

T    15-Nov    TECH WEEK! Production Assignment Lab for Fall Show

R    17-Nov    TECH WEEK! Production Assignment Lab for Fall Show

T    29-Nov    Class Production Discussions: PRODUCTION BOOKS DUE / LAST CLASS DAY!

T    6-Dec    FINAL EXAM: Comprehensive RM132 11:00AM-1:30PM
Final Exam Date December 11, 2018 - 11:00 AM   Through  December 11, 2018 - 1:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
One mid-term exam and one final exam will be worth 300 points each. Three Unit tests will be worth 200 points each. All other assignments (daily, written, class participation, informal presentations, and audience etiquette) are worth 100 points each. Absences and tardiness will affect your grade as described above. Cell phones must not be visible during class and responding to a page, call, or text message will result in an absence for that day and loss of grade for that day�s assignment including tests.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. This is a participation oriented course. Therefore, ATTENDANCE IS VITAL! Only three hours of absence is allowed. Tardiness will count toward absences. Each hour of absence exceeding the three hours will result in a loss of two points from your final average. After a student has missed three or more hours, the instructor may drop the student from the class with the grade earned which could be an �F� (current points divided by the total number of assignments per semester). Students absent or unprepared on the day deadlines or assignments are due will lose one letter grade for that assignment at minimum. (Ex: �A� will fall to a �B�; �B� will fall to a �C�, etc.) Tardiness and absence will hurt your grade. Leaving class early for any reason will constitute an absence. There are no excused absences. Dr. appointments, Dentist, work, etc. are not excused and should be scheduled outside of class scheduled time. There are no make-up days for deadlines or assignments. All make-up tests will be essay and can only be taken on the day that final exams are scheduled for that class. Special situations must be addressed with the instructor in advance.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.