Advanced Performance and Production II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Course Code
THEA 3280
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
N/A (independent study)
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
This is a practical , advanced, independent study course in theatrical performance and production.
Students will be involved in the Theatre
Department productions in one of the following roles: Dramaturge, Assistant to the Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Voice/Movement Coach, Actor, Theatre Manager, or other appropriate position as identified by the student in consultation with the Theatre Department. Guided studies projects are supervised and evaluated by a faculty member.
Before registering, students must submit an
application for approval of their guided studies project to the Coordinator of the Theatre Department.
Course Content

The course content will be identified in the student’s application, which will include a preliminary list of expectations, materials and resources. The scope and content of the project must be approved by the Coordinator of the Theatre Department.

Learning Activities

Independent study under the guidance of a supervising faculty member and with weekly meetings required throughout the semester.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy.

Evaluation will be based on the specific elements of the individual project as outlined in the approved project application. The following is a sample evaluation:

Process Workbook (including extensive writing and reflection) 40%
Attitude, Participation, Attendance  (including work habits, safe work practices, respectful collaborative behaviour, quality of work, punctuality, self-motivation, peer evaluations) 20%
Successful completion of the specific performance/production role designated by the project. (may involve further writing and/or verbal presentation) 40%
Learning Outcomes
  1. To complete an in-depth project in a specific area of theatrical performance/production.
  2. To complete a comprehensive project Process Workbook documenting the project from beginning to end.
  3. To identify and work within the requirements of a collaborative process. Performance/production in a theatrical context is a process of collaboration.  The student will demonstrate an understanding of that collaboration in her/his approach to some or all of the following: consultation, teamwork, decision-making, artistic choices and goals, management tools, strategies to facilitate ensemble success.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and materials will be identified by the student and supervising faculty member in advance of or during the project.



Successful completion of Theatre Diploma or equivalent, or Stagecraft and Event Technology Diploma or equivalent, or permission of the Department.


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for THEA 3280
Athabasca University (AU) AU APST 3XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU FAEL 3XX (4)
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR THEA 3XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG THEA 3180 (4) & DOUG THEA 3280 (4) & DOUG THEA 3380 (4) = SFU CA 2XX (4) & SFU CA 3XX (8)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG THEA 3180 (4) & DOUG THEA 3280 (4) = SFU CA 2XX (4) & SFU CA 3XX (4)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU THTR 3XXX (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV THTR 399 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG THEA 3180 (4) & DOUG THEA 3280 (4) = UVIC THEA 205 (3)

Course Offerings

Winter 2023