TECHNICAL THEATREI SYLLABUS
HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL
2016 2nd QUARTER
LOCATION: Room H118
PHONE: 480-883-5232 or 480-883-5233
Technical Theatre I is designed to introduce students to the basic fundamentals of theater production. This hands-on program includes instruction in set design, set construction, scenic painting, lighting design, costume design and construction, audio engineering, rigging and production management. Students will complete design projects using processional computer-aided design programs and will serve as a member of a production crews. You will be required to be a responsible member of a production team by participating in theatre activities after school, evenings and weekends.
CTE Technical Theatre Course Standards
1.0 ─ INVESTIGATE HOW THEATRICAL DESIGN COMPONENTS CONTRIBUTE TO THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
2.0 ─ EXPLORE HOW TECHNICAL THEATRE REALIZES THE DESIGN PROCESS
3.0 ─ SCENERY: PRACTICE THEATRICAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES THAT REALIZE THE SET DESIGN
4.0 ─ COSTUMES: PRACTICE THEATRICAL TECHNIQUES THAT REALIZE COSTUME DESIGN
5.0 ─ PROPERTIES: COLLABORATE WITH DIRECTOR AND DESIGN TEAM ON PROPERTY LIST AND SET DRESSINGS
6.0 ─ RIGGING: EMPLOY SAFE RIGGING PRACTICES
7.0 ─ LIGHTING: PRACTICE THEATRICAL LIGHTING THAT REALIZES THE LIGHTING DESIGN
8.0 ─ SOUND: PRACTICE AUDIO TECHNIQUES THAT REALIZE THE SOUND DESIGN
9.0 ─ STAGE MANAGEMENT: APPLY ORGANIZATIONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO MANAGING A THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
10.0 ─ STAGEHANDS: PERFORM TASKS NECESSARY TO SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION
11.0 ─ PRACTICE MARKETABLE WORKPLACE SKILLS
All students must agree to the following safety rules:
I will follow all of the written and oral rules/safety procedures set forth by my teacher.
I will notify my teacher immediately of any emergency.
I will wear safety goggles over my eyes when I use power tools.
I will wear ear protection when I use the saws.
I will never use equipment, tools or paint in a manner not directed by the teacher.
I will dress out in appropriate work clothes (closed-toe shoes, t-shirt and long pants) when in the scene shop.
I will pull my hair back and not wear any hanging jewelry when working in the scene shop.
I will learn the locations and operation of emergency equipment, including the fire extinguisher and first-aid kit.
I will act in a responsible manner at all times. No horseplay or fooling around should occur in the scene shop, on stage, backstage on in the classroom.
I will keep the shop clean.
.I will not use my cell phone or mp3 in the scene shop, on stage, backstage or in the classroom.
I will never eat or drink in the scene shop, on stage, or backstage.
-One 8 x11 Sketchbook
-Shop Appropriate footwear and clothing
Attendance/Make-up Work/Late Work
Students with poor attendance will have difficulty passing this class. Students that ditch will not be able to make-up work. After 10 absences you may be dropped from this class without credit. Students that are absent will have the same amount of time they are absent to make-up work. Collecting make-up work is the responsibility of the student. Late work is not accepted. The make-up day/time for missed performances is Friday during conference. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings. After a 3rd tardy in a given quarter, I will call home. After the 4th tardy, you will be referred to your grade level administrator.
Classroom Rules and Policies
3.Follow directions the first time
4.Follow all other school rules, which includes no food or drink (except water) in the classroom
All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Hamilton High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.
Grades will be given every quarter. The quarter grades will be averaged with the final using a 40-40-20 split. Grades will start over every nine weeks. Students will be evaluated on the following things
3.Completion of work
4.Attendance at plays/performances
The grade breakdown is as follows:
59 and below is a F
Homework will be given periodically. Homework could involve writing, memorization, rehearsal, research, or performance attendance. Students are required to attend ALL Hamilton Theatre Shows and scheduled rehearsals for their assigned crew. Extra credit can be given for (1) attending extra performances both on and off campus and writing a critique-25 extra credit points, (2) participating in non-academic Hamilton plays/musicals/competitions-25 points per performance day, (3) helping out in the shop after school or on scheduled Saturdays-10 points per hour.
I have read and understand this syllabus
Technical Theatre Point Break Down and Grade Check 2nd quarter
1.Syllabus Signature _____/5 points
2.Sketchbook _____/5 points
3.Work Week 1_____/6 points
4.Work Week 2_____/10 points
5.October 22 8-1:30 Preview Show_____/110 points
6.Work Week 3_____/10 points
7.All Rehearsals_____/100 points
8All Shows_____/360/90pts.per show
9.Strike _____/40 points
10.Hamlet Learning Goal_____/_____
Total to date_____/_____ Percentage _____
11.Grade Check 1_____/5 points
12.Work Week 4_____/8 points
13.ITS Presentation Evaluations_____/_____
14.AfterSchool One Act Performance_____/_____
15.2 Shop Hours Due Nov 16_____/20 points
16.Work Week 5_____/10 points
17.1 Shop Hour Due Nov 22_____/10 points
18.Work Week 6_____/6 points
19.School of Rock/ITS Critique_____/50 points
20.Long Day’s Journey Critique_____/50 points
21.1 Shop Hour Due Nov 30_____/10 points
22.Work Week 7_____/10 points
25.1 Shop Hour Due Dec 9_____/10 points
27.Work Week 8_____/10 points
28.Shrek Audition _____/60 points
Total to date_____/_____ Percentage _____
29.Grade Check 2_____/5 points
30.Holiday Show Rehearsals_____/100 points
31.Holiday Show and Strike_____/80 points
32.Holiday Show Learning Goal_____/_____
33. Shrek Contract_____/10 points