THA 180 - Play Production
3 credit hours - One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement.
Participate on one of the crews of a fully realized theatrical production and explore a non-profit theatre company’s production process. Ascertain a production’s needs, generate a plan to complete your crew’s requirements, and operate the technical aspects of the performances in a safe, feasible, and punctual time line prior to the opening performance. The course may be repeated up to three times with different content. (Repeat credits may not transfer.) Permission of department chair needed to repeat this course. Repeated course will appear on student records as THA 181, THA 182 and THA 183 and will not be considered a general education humanities course.
Note: Industry and four-year university standards require students to work on different tasks such as management, scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, projections, and other potential professional disciplines. In accordance with those standards, each semester’s production will focus on a variety of these tasks.
Students must commit to time outside of class for rehearsals, build calls, production meetings, and performances outside of regular class time. Students are encouraged to meet with the instructor prior to enrolling to identify scheduling conflicts. Typically offered at MC; fall and spring terms.