THTR 38D: STAGE COMBAT
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||1.5 lecture, 1.5 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Course includes rigorous physical activity; not open to students with credit in DRAM 58 or THTR 58.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Upon completion of this class, students will have working knowledge of the procedures, safety premises, terminology and execution of hand-to-hand stage combat techniques universally employed in the entertainment industry.
- Upon completion of this class, students will be able to basically apply the above (SLO #1) listed stage combat choreography precepts into practical performance circumstances.
The student will be able to:
A. Demonstrate knowledge of the procedures, safety premises, terminology and execution of hand-to-hand stage combat techniques universally employed in the entertainment industry.
B. Basically apply the above-listed stage combat choreography precepts into practical performance circumstances.
A. Introduction of maneuvers, necessary preparation, flow of sequencing maneuvers, industry terminology (Lec)
1. Roles of attacker and defender/victim (Lec)
B. Incorporated movement elements, including balance, posture, center of gravity, pace, energy expression, emotion, force, partner weight sharing and cooperation (Lec)
1. Synthesis of indicated techniques (Lab)
2. Include premises of selling the fight (Lab)
3. Application to character and other acting demands (Lab)
A. Practice and development of introduced maneuvers and techniques.
B. Development of cooperative learning assignments and final presentation.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Room with an open space for movement; audio-visual equipment and mirrors; tumbling mats.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Quizzes targeting techniques and industry terminology
Effective fight choreography scores
Incorporation of premises and execution into final project presentations
Method(s) of Instruction
Cooperative learning exercises
Through structured lecture, teacher demonstrations and guided student rehearsal, the student will explore and apply the techniques of study to formal, rehearsed work
Students will actively, practically enhance stage combat awareness and skills through exposure to topics
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Instructor handout packet.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Cooperative development of original support scene leading to final combat sequence.
B. Self-analysis journal recording notations and reflecting on growth of dexterity.