Syllabus

Stagecraft

Syllabus 2017 - 2018

Deer Creek High School

 

INSTRUCTOR:  Matt Cheek

CLASSROOM:  PAAC Auditorium/Sceneshop

PLAN:  1st Period (8:00-8:50)                   PHONE:  (405)348-5720

FAX:  (405) 359-5719                               EMAIL:  mattcheek@dcsok.org

Website: www.deercreekhs.org/faculty/matt_cheek/

 

Course Description:

Stagecraft is a class designed to enhance a student’s understanding and abilities in the area of technical theater. Students will gain experience and knowledge through classroom exercises and activities, as well as through practical applications for live theatrical productions.

 

Course Objectives:

Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for different aspects of technical theater.

Students will learn the proper use and care of a variety of theatrical and construction equipment.

Students will develop an understanding of the design process for theatrical productions.

Students will undertake various roles in the theatrical process.

Students will actively participate in school and community productions.

Students will learn to appropriately evaluate and critique theatrical productions from a technical standpoint.

 

Supplies:

            Three Ring Binder

            Loose-leaf Notebook Paper

            Sketchpad

            Colored Pencils

            Pens or Pencils

            One pair of Work Gloves

            One pair of safety glasses

 

Course Work:

Participation/Performance - Stagecraft is a participation course. Much of the time in class will be dedicated to building and preparing for school productions, and regular attendance and participation in class is required. Students will be graded on their effort and commitment to class projects and exercises. Some outside research and study will be required as well as some after school and weekend rehearsals and performances.

Design Projects – Students will be required to complete design projects in the areas of set, lighting, sound, props, costume, and makeup design.  Design projects may include written papers, models, or sketches.

Extra Credit – Opportunities for extra credit will be assigned periodically throughout the semester.

 

Late Work:

To receive full credit, all written work must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due.  Late written assignments will be accepted for half credit and must be turned in by the beginning of class on the day after they were due. Assignments will not be accepted more than one day after their due date. Assignments that are missed because of excused absences and school activities must be turned in on the day that the student returns to class.  Class participation grades cannot be made up except in the case of excused absences or school activities.

 

Grade Breakdown:

            Participation                                                               70% of Total Grade

            Design Projects                                                           10% of Total Grade

            Homework/In Class Written Assignments                  10% of Total Grade

            Semester Final                                                                        10% of Total Grade

 

Classroom Expectations:

Come to class on time and prepared to participate and to learn. Bring all of the materials you will need for class. This includes pen or pencil, paper, scripts, and books.

 

Be respectful of your teacher and your peers. You are expected to be quiet, awake, and attentive during class. Talking or sleeping during lectures, videos, presentations, or performances is not acceptable. Making fun or belittling of classmates will not be tolerated. Be supportive of your peers’ efforts.

 

No food is allowed in the classroom. This includes candy and gum. Bottled drinks with lids are allowed in the classroom. No food or drink is allowed in the Auditorium.

 

            Electronic devices of any kind are not permitted in class.

 

Cell phones must be turned off and put away out of sight during class.

 

 

Academic Dishonesty Policy:

In order to sustain a community of trust in which students and teachers can work together to develop their educational potential and goals, ethical standards of honesty are expected so that all students may compete fairly in the classroom to earn their academic standing through their own efforts. Violations of the honor code include lying, cheating, or stealing. Acts of cheating are defined as follows:

1. Willfully copying or allowing class assignments to be copied.

2.    Falsely presenting other’s work as his/her own work.

3. Using notes or any other prompts to assist in answering test questions, unless allowed by the teacher.

4. Acquiring answers to test questions or homework by looking at any other students’ papers.

5. Being informed, or informing verbally or otherwise, of test questions or answers either during or prior to the testing situation, as well as answers to homework assignments for which you are given.

6. Plagiarizing someone else’s words or ideas.

7. Use of on-line resources to assist with homework, class assignments, quizzes, or tests is prohibited unless approved and allowed by the teacher.

A student who has been found to have violated the community of trust as expressed in the honor code will receive no credit (a zero) for the assignment on which the violation occurred, and his/her parent will be informed. Any student violating the academic honor code will lose semester test exemption status in all classes and recommendation for denial or dismissal from National Honor Society. Additional consequences may be added at the discretion of school personnel.