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									        UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

                       PROPOSAL FOR COURSE CHANGE
1. Is this course a Liberal Studies Course?             yes             no

2. Course change effective beginning of what term and year?
   (ex. Spring 2008, Summer 2008) See effective dates schedule.           Fall 2006

3. College     College of Arts and Letters                             4. Academic Unit     Theatre

5. Current course subject/catalog number              TH 204

6. Current catalog title, course description, and units. (Cut and paste from current on-line academic catalog).
   TH 204 THEATRE DESIGN I               (3)
General overview of basic design theory in contemporary design for the theatre with emphasis on developing
conceptual and graphic skills. For students in design and technology. Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre(BA) or
Theatre(BS) or Theatre(BSEd) or Theatre(BSED) or Theatre Studies(BS) or Theatre Ed(MINOR) or
Theatre(MINOR)




7. Is course currently cross listed or co-convened?     yes             no
                    If yes, list course
                    Will this continue?

8. Is course an elective?                 or required for an academic plan/subplan?
         If required, for what academic plan/subplan? BS/BA Theatre - Design and Technology
         If required, also submit Proposal for New Plan or Plan Change.

9. Will other courses or academic units, be affected by this change? (Consider prerequisites, degree
    requirements, etc.)      yes                  no
          If yes, explain in the justification and provide supporting documentation from the affected departments.

10. Does this change affect community college articulation?        yes           no
           If yes, explain how in the justification and provide supporting documentation from the affected institutions.

             Is the course a Common Course as defined by your Articulation Task Force? yes                 no
             If yes, has the change been approved by the Articulation Task Force? yes             no

             If this course has been listed in the Course Equivalency Guide, should that listing
              be left as is,                     or be revised?
             If revised, how should it be revised?                   equivalent to TH 202 or TH 204




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                FOR SECTION 11 ONLY COMPLETE WHAT IS CHANGING.

          11.      a. Proposed course subject /catalog number          TH 204                           b. Proposed units 3
                        c. If subject/catalog number change, is there a course fee attached to the current subject/catalog
Only fill in                  number that needs to be moved? Yes                No
what is                       If yes, please attach a Justification Form for Instructional Fees indicating the new course subject/catalog
changing.
                              number change.
If
information        d. Proposed to co-convene with                                                  Date approved by UGC
is remaining              (must be approved by UGC before UCC)
the same,
leave the          e. Proposed to cross-list with
section
blank.             f. Proposed long course title           Basic Scene Design
                       (max 100 characters including spaces)

                   g. Proposed short course title
                      (max 30 characters including spaces)                   Same

                h. Proposed catalog course description (max. 30 words, excluding requisites)
                     Theory and practice of designing scenery for the stage. Admission to Theatre(BA) or Theatre(BS) or
          Theatre(BSEd) or Theatre(BSED) or Theatre Studies(BS) or Theatre Ed(MINOR) or Theatre(MINOR)




                   i. Proposed grading option: Letter grade         Pass/Fail       or Both
                        (If both, the course may only be offered one way for each respective section.)

                   j. May course be repeated for additional units ?         yes            no
                      j.1. If yes, maximum units allowed?
                      j.2. If yes, may course be repeated for additional units in the same term? (ex. BIO 300, PES 100)
                                   yes              no
                               11j.2.i. If yes, max units/term


                   k. Please check ONE of the following that most appropriately describes the proposed course change(s):

                    k.i. Lecture w/0 unit embedded lab             Lecture only         Lab only               Clinical           Research

                          Seminar             Field Studies           Independent Study                Activity               Supervision

                    k.ii. In addition to the above, it will also be taught: Web           ITV           Hybrid Web           Hybrid ITV

                   l. Proposed prerequisites (must be completed before)

                   m. Proposed corequisites (must be completed with)

                   n. If course has no requisites, will all sections of the course require: (check only one)
                          Instructor consent                             Academic unit consent                       No consent



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12. Justification for course change. Please indicate how past assessments of student learning prompted proposed changes.
   The content is being split into two courses TH 202 Basic Costume Design and TH 204 Basic
Scene Design.

TH 204 will be a new pre-requisite for TH 304 Junior Production Team Seminar

TH 204 has been listed as a common course by the Theatre ATF. NAU Theatre would continue to
accept all common courses as listed in the CEG.

This course will be an optional requirement in all theatre degree plans.




13. Approvals


Department Chair/ Unit Head (if appropriate)                                                                     Date



Chair of college curriculum committee                                                                            Date



Dean of college                                                                                                  Date


For Committee use only


For University Curriculum Committee                                                                              Date




Action taken:                     approved as submitted                           approved as modified

Note: Submit original to associate provost’s office. That office will provide copies to college dean, department chair, and Academic Information Office.




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                                     Proposed Syllabus
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                              COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS
                                DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
                              TH 204: BASIC SCENE DESIGN (3)

Rotation: Every Fall

11:30-12:20 MWF
Room 115 - 37
Prof. Timothy P. Bryson
Office: CAC 120
Office Hours: 10:00-11:00am
Phone: 523-4500
E-mail: Timothy.Bryson@nau.edu
Web site: www2.nau.edu/~tpb2
No pre-requisites required

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

         Theory and practice of designing scenery for the stage. Admission to
         Theatre(BA) or Theatre(BS) or Theatre(BSEd) or Theatre(BSED) or
         Theatre Studies(BS) or Theatre Ed(MINOR) or Theatre(MINOR)

COURSE OUTCOMES:

        By the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
             o Define and comprehend terms used in basic scene design for theatre.
             o Identify the different types of theatre spaces and discuss the common functions for
                 each and the spaces impact on design choices.
             o Define the different genres and performance styles and discuss the implication of
                 those genres and styles on design choices.
             o Define and comprehend the basic principles and elements of design including
                 basic color theory as they apply to scene design.
             o Analyze a script from a designer’s point of view to identifying the set, props and
                 other relevant requirements and to develop a production concept.
             o Discuss the nature and importance of collaboration in theatre.


TEXTS AND SUPPLIES:

        End Game – Samuel Beckett
        Revenge of the Space Pandas – David Mamet
        Scene Design and Stage Lighting – Parker, Wolf and Block




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        Equipment and Supplies: (other supplies may be needed)
            o “T” Square
            o Architect scale
            o Adjustable triangle with protractor (the larger the better)
            o Drafting vellum 24” X 36” (Design Project I and II
            o Drafting/Drawing Pencils - HB, 2H and 4H
            o White drafting eraser
            o Drafting tape
            o Compass
            o Watercolor pencils and/or water color paints
            o Watercolor brushes
            o Exacto Knife
            o Modeling supplies as needed

COURSE SCHEDULE:

         Week 1          Introduction /Design Process - Read Ch. 1 and 2
                         Theatrical Spaces / Design Styles
                         Theatrical Spaces / Design Styles – Read Ch 3

         Week 2          Theatrical Genre and Performance Style
                         Principles and Elements of Design -

         Week 3          Color and Design
                         Creative thinking and the design concept.
                         Symbols, metaphors, etc.

         Week 4          Assign Drawing and Design Assignments.
                         Lab - Drawing and Design Assignments
                         Lab - Drawing and Design Assignments

         Week 5          Textual Analysis - Assign 3D Design
                         Lab – 3D Design
                         Lab – 3D Design - Read Ch. 5

         Week 6          Drafting as a Designer’s Tool
                         Modeling as a Designer’s Tool
                         Rendering as a Designer’s Tool

         Week 7          Mid-Term Exam

         Week 7          Discussion of End Game
                         The Black Box Theatre
                         Lab - Design Project I - Research


         Week 8          Lab - Design Project I - Preliminary design ideas


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                        Lab - Design Project I

         Week 9         Lab - Design Project I – Floor Plan

         Week 10        Lab - Design Project I – Rendering
                        Design Project I Presentations

         Week 11        Discussion of Revenge of the Space Pandas
                        The multi scene play
                        Fantasy Design

         Week 12        Lab - Design Project II - Research
                        Lab - Design Project II – Preliminary design ideas

         Week 13        Lab – Design Project II – Scale White Model

         Week 14        Lab – Design Project II

         Week 15        Lab – Design Project II

                        Final Design Project II and Class Presentation Due at Final Exam
                        Period

STUDENT ASSESSMENT:

    This is a lecture/demonstration type of course which uses lectures, in class lab assignments,
    special art and design home work projects and examinations as the main methods of
    instruction and evaluation.

    Assignments:

        Drawing and Design Principles and Techniques -
            o Line, shape and symbols designs. (30 pts.)
            o Positive and negative design. (20 pts)
            o
        3D design project - (50 pts.)
            o Choose an emotion or a strong conceptual idea based on a favorite song (the
                song must have textual content and message).
            o Design a 3D space (15’H X 15’D X 20’W) that is a 3D interpretation of the chosen
                song. Build a ½” = 1’-0” model. Include at least one actor figure to scale.
            o Grade will be based on:
                     craftsmanship.
                     composition.
                     concept.
                             does the design express the chosen concept well ?
                             is it functional ?
                             does the design show creativity ?

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               o An oral presentation before the class and a written design concept essay is
                 required.

        Design Project I (100 pts.)
            o Design Scenery for END GAME.
            o Use the NAU Studio Theatre space
            o A 1/2” = 1’-0” scale floor plan and a colored perspective rendering (your choice of
                media).
            o Grade will be based on:
                 craftsmanship.
                 composition.
                 use of space.
                 creative use of the principles and elements of design.
                 design concept.
                     does the design of the scenery express the mood, atmosphere and theme
                        of the play well ?
                     is it functional ?
                     does the design show creativity ?
            o An oral presentation before the class and a written design concept essay is
                required.
            o A complete Designer Research Book for each design project is required.

        Design Project II - (150 pts.)
            o Design Scenery for REVENGE OF THE SPACE PANDAS.
            o Design a multi-scene unit set environment for the play.
            o A fully rendered ¼”= 1’-0” scale model (use water color pencils or paint) which
                depicts each scenic variation is required. Use the CEW Theatre space.
            o Grade will be based on:
                     craftsmanship.
                     composition.
                     use of space.
                     creative use of the principles and elements of design.
                     design concept:
                               does it meet the needs of the play ?
                               is it functional ?
                               does the design show creativity ?
            o An oral presentation before the class and a written design concept essay is
                required.
            o A complete Designer Research Book for each design project is required.

   Midterm Exam (50 pts.)
GRADING:

        D & D assignments -              50 points
        3-D Design                       50 points
        Design Project I -              100 points


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        Design Project II-                  150 points
        Midterm Exam                         50 points
        Total                               400 points

                  400-460 =        A
                  459-420 =        B
                  419-380 =        C
                  379-340 =        D
                  339-0 =          F

         F.        Attendance:
                   Every student enrolled in a Theatre Division course will be allowed three (3) “sick
                   days” or unexcused absences. Beyond this limit of three absences, the student’s
                   final grade will be lowered a one-third letter grade for every unexcused absence.
                   (i.e. an “A-” would become a “B+”.) Emergencies, deaths in the family or severe
                   illnesses must be accompanied by proper documentation in order to be excused.
                   Arriving late to class or leaving class early will be considered an absence.

                   Students must provide an institutional form to the professor for official University
                   event absences.

                   Students with ten (10) MWF absences or six (6) TTH absences will be
                   administratively dropped with an “F.”

COURSE POLICIES:

        The Department of Theatre upholds the cheating and plagiarism policies as outlined in the
                 NAU “Student Handbook”.
        There will be no retests on the midterm exam.
        Attendance is required. More than three unexcused absences will result in a reduction of
         the overall grade for the course.

NAU POLICIES:

         SAFE ENVIRONMENT POLICY
         NAU's Safe Working and Learning Environment Policy seeks to prohibit
         discrimination and promote the safety of all individuals within the
         university. The goal of this policy is to prevent the occurrence of
         discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, age, national origin,
         religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status and to prevent
         sexual harassment, sexual assault, or retaliation by anyone at this
         university.
         You may obtain a copy of this policy from the college dean's office. If
         you have concerns about this policy, it is important that you contact the
         departmental chair, dean's office, the Office of Student Life (523-5181),
         the academic ombudsperson (523-9368), or NAU's Office of Affirmative Action


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         (523-3312).
         STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
         If you have a learning and/or physical disability, you are encouraged to
         make arrangements for class assignments/exams so your academic performance
         will not suffer because of the disability or handicap. If you have
         questions about special provisions for students with disabilities, contact
         the Counseling and Testing Center (523-2261).
         It is your responsibility to register with the Counseling and Testing
         Center. Application for services should be made at least eight weeks
         before the start of the semester.
         If the Counseling and Testing Center verifies your eligibility for special
         services, you should consult with your instructor during the first week in
         the semester so appropriate arrangements can be made. Concerns related to
         noncompliance with appropriate provisions should be directed to the
         Disability Support Services coordinator in the Counseling and Testing
         Center.
         INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
         Any study involving observation of or interaction with human subjects that
         originates at NAU-including a course project, report, or research
         paper-must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
         for the protection of human subjects in research and research-related
         activities.
         The IRB meets once each month. Proposals must be submitted for review at
         least fifteen working days before the monthly meeting. You should consult
         with your course instructor early in the course to ascertain if your
         project needs to be reviewed by the IRB and/or to secure information or
         appropriate forms and procedures for the IRB review. Your instructor and
         department chair or college dean must sign the application for approval by
         the IRB. The IRB categorizes projects into three levels depending on the
         nature of the project: exempt from further review, expedited review, or
         full board review. If the IRB certifies that a project is exempt from
         further review, you need not resubmit the project for continuing IRB review
         as long as there are no modifications in the exempted procedures.
         A copy of the IRB Policy and Procedures Manual is available in each
         department's administrative office and each college dean's office. If you
         have questions, contact Carey Conover, Office of Grant and Contract
         Services, at 523-4889.
         ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
         The university takes an extremely serious view of violations of academic
         integrity. As members of the academic community, NAU's administration,
         faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to promoting an atmosphere of
         honesty and are committed to maintaining the academic integrity essential
         to the educational process. Inherent in this commitment is the belief that
         academic dishonesty in all forms violates the basic principles of integrity
         and impedes learning.
         It is the responsibility of individual faculty members to identify
         instances of academic dishonesty and recommend penalities to the department


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         chair or college dean in keeping with the severity of the violation.
         Penalties may range from verbal chastisement to a failing grade in the
         course. The complete policy on academic integrity is in Appendix F of
         NAU's Student handbook.
         Melissa Kalinen Collins
         Administrative Secretary/Building Manager
         School of Performing Arts
         Northern Arizona University
         520-523-2270




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