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Course : Advanced Rehearsal & Production I

Course Number
3121
Section Number
270
Semester
2021
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center, B120
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00 am

Requirements

The evaluation form that will be used to assess students’ performance in the courses is attached. A schedule of the production season and theatre events will also be provided. The student’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Attend the Majors/Minors Meeting at the beginning of the semester.
  • Complete the “Cast and Crew Questionnaire,” “After Hours” document and “Smoking” document. Should the student decide not to sign the document an unsigned copy with the student’s name should be filed to acknowledge that the student has chosen to not sign the document.
  • Check the department’s Facebook page for the crew list, which should be posted no later than the Monday following the first majors/minors meeting.
  • Contact your crew head and watch for crew work calls.
  • Complete 4 hours per week for each production
  • Crew heads must post crew meetings and weekly work calls.
  • Take and pass with 100% all the Theatre Department Handbook quizzes. Quizzes will be posted on D2L. These quizzes will consist of 10 questions chosen from a pool, meaning that the questions will vary on each attempt. Each quiz will be available beginning noon Thursday of the week and will close at noon on Saturday of the week. Each quiz will have a maximum time limit. The ability to right click or change webpages during the quiz will be disabled. Students will have an unlimited number of attempts at each quiz but the quiz will be recorded as a 0 if the student does not score 100% on the final attempt.
  • If you are assigned to a running crew, you must attend a full run-through of the play before the first technical rehearsal (scenery, lighting, props) or before the first dress rehearsal (costumes, makeup).
  • Participation at strikes for mainstage and one-act productions is mandatory. Work obligations are not an excuse. Your grade for that production will be lowered one grade level for failure to participate in strike.
  • Crew heads and crew members must complete and turn in evaluations of their crews    on D2L by the time of the Post-Production Meeting.
  • On the first Monday after the first production of the semester has ended, work begins on the next production. Therefore, crew heads need to post meetings and work calls for the second production by the Monday following the closing of the previous production.
  • Both men and women who are cast in MSU Theatre productions must purchase acceptable rehearsal shoes.
  • Individuals assigned to scenery, lighting or properties must provide their own work goggles and canvas or leather work gloves.
  • Any questions or requests, such as requests for revisions of the crew lists, must be directed to the Professor of Record.
  • First semester theatre majors are required to attend a jury in December. All theatre majors and minors are required to have a jury at the end of spring semester.

Grading

Withdrawals: It is the responsibility of the student to properly withdraw. The last day to withdraw for Fall 2020 is December 5 at 4:00 pm.

Point value/grade distribution: 100-90=A, 89-80=B, 79-70=C, 69-60=D, 59-0=F

Weight of required duties: crew assignments – 50%, submission of crew/supervisor evaluations

– 10%, auditions/majors and minors meeting/post production meeting participation/attendance – 20%, online quizzes – 10%, additional duties as assigned – 10%

 

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