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2020-2021 Catalog 
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THEA 163 - Introduction to Directing

3 credits

Application of directing and staging techniques upon selected scenes and short plays for Laboratory purposes. Included are the fundamentals of blocking, the achievement of emphasis and the development of aesthetic values.

Theory Hours
3 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies humanities distribution area B requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Understanding and developing strategies for solving problems/making decisions including using prior knowledge, considering alternative courses of action, assessing potential consequences, developing criteria for evaluating outcomes, refining strategies, and evaluating results
  • Demonstrating behavior that shows attentiveness to others and understanding the impact of attending skills
  • Accurately observing details and drawing inferences and conclusions based on observations
  • Paraphrasing others’ ideas and checking for understanding
  • Working cooperatively by conversing and encouraging communication
  • Speaking and presenting ideas while attending to audience and purpose and considering cultural differences
  • Using technology and other resources to obtain information
  • Using oral English language effectively to engage the audience and adapt to the topic and audience
  • Communicating responsibly using accurate, truthful, and equitable language and ideas
  • Understanding the consequences of irresponsible communication
  • Establishing criteria for effective and high quality presentations and using them to evaluate own and others’ presentations
  • Using feedback to revise own work
  • Developing ideas into written drafts
  • Revising writing for ideas, language, audience, and conventions
  • Editing own writing for word choice, conventions, and sentence structure
  • Using writing conventions (grammar, punctuation, and capitalization) effectively
  • Using reading strategies to build understanding
  • Using reading skills to develop vocabulary

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