Fall 2015 Syllabus and Weekly Schedule
Department: Department of Theatre & Dance
Course No.: DA/TH 105 & 305
Title of Course: Rehearsal and Production - Fall 2015
Hilary Peterson (Email: email@example.com / Phone: x7492)
Catalog Descriptions and Credit Hours of Course:
Training and practical, hands-on experience in performance, crew work, and all aspects
of technical production through active participation in the mounting of departmental
productions. May be repeated. (1 hour credit)
Purposes or Objectives of the Course:
- To develop an appreciation of the backstage preparations for theatre and dance productions;
- To develop a basic understanding of the various jobs in theatre and dance;
- To develop a basic understanding of the various materials and tools used in productions;
- To develop and nurture artistic skills in theatre and dance;
- To develop a basic vocabulary associated with theatre and dance
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will create a professional-quality resume
- Students will demonstrate proper rehearsal and performance etiquette
- Students will accurately perform costume/scene shop skills including sewing, painting,
measuring and cutting
- Students will perform production tasks in costuming, marketing, scene building, and
- Students will identify theatre and dance auditions and job websites
Expectations of Students:
- Students are required to obtain 32 hours of lab time;
- Students are required to attend The Addams Family, Of Mice and Men and Fall for Dance 2015
- Students are required to attend all Wednesday seminars;
- Students are required to perform satisfactorily complete a production assignment for one departmental production.
Although not every area listed below will be covered each week, a typical format is
- Sign-In for Attendance
- Department Announcements
- Current Main Stage Productions - Stage Manager and/or Director
- Current Student Production - Director/Choreographer
- Outside Guests (when appropriate)
- Daily Topic (e.g. resumes, stress reduction techniques, acting class scenes, costume/scene
shop basics, dance technique combinations, vocal presentations, building a website,
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials or Equipment:
- No textbook is required.
- Supplies: Each student should bring notebook, pen, and calendar to each weekly meeting. Safety glasses and ear protection (baffles or plugs) are
recommended for work in the scene shop.
- Lab Dress:
- Closed-toe shoes ONLY that are secured on your feet and that have a good tread
- ABSOLUTELY NO FLIP FLOPS
- Long pants and shirt that can be tucked in and sleeves that roll up.
- No loose or baggy clothing.
- Clothing should be something you are okay getting dirty.
- No jewelry
- Long hair should be pulled back
- Drinks with lids only!
- No Ipods or other personal devices.
- If you are not dressed appropriately for shop, you may be dismissed. You cannot make
up this time.
Basis for Student Evaluation:
- (40%) 400 Points - Successful completion of lab hours 32 hours total for semester. 15 of these hours MUST be completed in either the Scene Shop or the Costume Shop and will be counted as 'all
NOTE #1: If a student is absent from their scheduled shop hour time slot for two consecutive
weeks, that student will
- be removed from the time slot requiring the student to visit the Shop Supervisor to
be re-assigned a time AND
- be docked two hours of lab time for each additional time slot from which the student is absent
NOTE #2: Students will not be able to sign-up for work hours in the Shops after Friday, October 9th.
NOTE #3: You can get hours for the following: Working in the Scene Shop or Costume
Shop; Crewing a Second Stage Production; Cleaning T&D Spaces; Recruitment Help; Departmental
NOTE #4: Shop Orientation is required for all first-time R&P students; freshman, transfers,
- Aug 28th @ 1:30pm – Meet in Scene shop Sept 1st @ 3:00pm – Meet in Costume shop
- (30%) 300 Points - Attendance & Participation in weekly Wednesday departmental seminars.
- (25%) 250 Points - Satisfactory participation assignment.
NOTE #1: The production assignment is a pass/fail grade. If you fail this portion
of the course, you may receive credit by completing an additional 32 hours of lab work.
NOTE #2: Production Assignments will be made using an online survey that all students are required to complete even if a student has already been cast or assigned
a crew position. All surveys are to be filled out by Friday, September 4th.
NOTE #3: If a student does not complete the online production survey by the deadline, the student will automatically
fail their production assignment regardless of current status in a production. NOTE #4: Crew assignments will be posted no later than the 3rd Wednesday class meeting.
If you are assigned a crew position that will not work for you, you have until 5pm
on Friday, September 11th to contact the Technical Director about re-assignment.
After that date has passed, you must either fulfill the original assignment or choose
to complete 32 additional hours in the shop.
- (5%) 50 Points - Attendance at all Main Stage departmental productions. (You MUST turn in your ticket sheet by Friday, December 11th at 5pm.)
- Total points = 1000 for the semester
Open Door Policy
My door is always open to students. If you have any questions or concerns about a
project, an assignment, a grade, or anything else pertaining to your academic or professional
development, please discuss the matter with me. Ninety-five percent of all questions
and problems can be solved through open and direct dialogue.
Modification of Syllabus
It is the professor's prerogative to change or modify this syllabus at any point in
You are responsible for any material given on a day you were absent. There are no makeup sessions. (“Academic Policies and Procedures: Absence from Class,” Southeast Missouri State
University Undergraduate Bulletin: 2009-2010, pp. 17.)
Statement of Whom to Contact with Concerns
Questions, comments or requests regarding this course should be taken to your instructor.
Unanswered questions or unresolved issues involving this class may be taken to Dr.
Kenneth L. Stilson, Department Chair.
Civility and Harassment Statement
Academic Honesty Statement