The final grade for the course will be in part determined by the successful completion of
assigned projects in construction. Students will be responsible to complete projects
accurately and on schedule for full credit.
Another component of the final grade will be determined by students’ participation in
projects, their willingness to try new techniques and ask pertinent questions about
them. Above all, participation includes proper adherence to safety practices.
Portfolio reviews function as the primary means of evaluation for students seeking
acceptance into BFA programs in four-year institutions, as well as MFA and post
graduate professional programs. The quality of the work, assembled and organized into
the student portfolio presentation as well as their ability to discuss and evaluate that
work intelligently, serves as the single most important method of assessment by the
various instructors and departments the student will encounter during their education.
Technical Theatre students need to have a strong portfolio upon gaining their degrees.
Project work in this course will provide further material for students’ portfolios in
technical areas as well as coach them on strategies for presenting the material.
Successful completion of these projects will enhance a student’s chances to gain
employment in the field and/or transfer to a four-year institution for further training.
Along with that work, Students successfully completing this course will learn a skill set
that will serve them throughout their professional careers. In the short term, they will
be able to confidently add those skills to their resumés, making them more attractive to
the profession and four-year academic programs.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
Photographic documentation of student work will be kept in digital format for future
reference. This documentation may be used as reference for future classes and promotion for the program. These findings can also be used in yearly review to
determine the course’s effectiveness and support possible plans for improvement.