CST 136 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014

 Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Liberal Arts, and any curriculum requiring a fine arts/humanities elective

 Course Number and Title:   CST 136, Theatre/Musical Workshop

Credit Hours:   1-6              Hours/Wk Lecture:     Hours/Wk Lab:                Lec/Lab Comb:    Variable hours per week. 


I.              Catalog Description:  Enables students to work in various activities of a play production or a musical production including performance, orchestra, set design, stage carpentry, sound, costuming, lighting, stage managing, props, promotion, or stage crew. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. This course is cross-listed with MUS 129.  Credit will not be awarded for both.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: CST 136 is a fine arts elective that promotes an understanding of theatrical or music culture.


III.           Required background:  Prerequisites: ENF 3

IV.          Course Content:

a.    Brief history of theatre production

b.    Script reading

c.    Play selection, casting, readthrough

d.    Blocking and designing

e.    Detail blocking and props

f.     Biographies and costuming

g.    Set construction

h.    Technical rehearsals

i.      Production and post mortem

j.      Production proposal paper


V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students

will be able to demonstrate:


A.   How to read a script

B.   How to act or direct

C.   How to work as part of a stage crew

D.   How to write a production proposal

VI.  Evaluation


Instructor’s subjective evaluation of participation and cooperation.

A written production proposal paper


 VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Cultural and Social Understanding