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Advanced Performance and Production III

Course Code: THEA 3380
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Theatre
Credits: 4.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Tutorial
Typically Offered: Fall
course overview

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.

Methods of Instruction

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.

course prerequisites

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

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.