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Practical Application: Theater Capstone (THTR 2160)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course completes the sequence leading to the A.F.A. in Theater Arts degree and represents your artistic and technical mastery of theater arts at the associate degree level. You will meet with theater faculty to choose and create a project. Examples of the project might include: 1) Play a leading role in a Minneapolis College or MSU theater season production; 2) Direct and/or act in a one-person show or a one-act play for the fine Arts Festival and/or with the Student Theater Club; or 3) Design the sets, costumes and lights for a student production. You will research and analyze your script, developing that theater script as actor and/or director/or designer into a public performance, and assess the final outcomes with theater faculty.

Topical Outline:
1. The roles and duties of different theatre artists and collaborators involved in a production.
2. The elements of performance and of different theatre spaces and theatrical styles.
3. The communication skills needed to work in the elements of performance such as cooperation, collaboration, respect and responsibility.
4. Implementation of theory and physical practice in performance, design or management of theatrical work.
5. Various production techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify the roles and duties of different theatre artists involved in a production
2. Understand the elements of performance and of different theatre spaces and theatrical styles
3. Work collaboratively within a theatrical production process with professional decorum and respect
4. Draw information from a written text to determine artistic and aesthetic choices used to interpret and communicate the writer/creator's vision
5. Identify and utilize specific tools and methods of theatrical actors, designers, technicians or managers
6. Apply imagination and personal aesthetic to the interpretation of a publicly presented theatrical work

Prerequisites:  THTR 1104 and THTR 1145

MnTC: Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts