Spring 2023 - CA 359 D100

Selected Topics in Theatre (3)

Capstone Projects

Class Number: 6943

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    GCA 4270, GOLDCORP

  • Instructor:

    Ryan Tacata
    rtacata@sfu.ca
    Office: GCA 3330
    Office Hours: TH / 5:30-6:30pm / 30 minutes sessions by appointment / Please email in advance
  • Prerequisites:

    CA 250, or prior approval.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A specific topic in theatre not otherwise covered in-depth in regular courses. The work may be practical and/or theoretical.

COURSE DETAILS:

CAPSTONE PROJECTS S/23

Fulfills: CA359 Special Projects

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course facilitates the second phase of creative research for the BFA Capstone Projects in the performance area. The Capstone Projects are the public facing results of advanced, student-led creative research. These are well researched claims, dynamic provocations, and/or the best failed attempts to demonstrate substantial new insight on the practice of contemporary performance making. These projects might be one act plays devised by an ensemble, or a 72hr durational solo-performance in a laundromat. In mounting these projects, students develop tools for articulating original inquiry, establish research processes and agendas, and produce project-specific models of assessment, reflection, and documentation. Throughout, we’ll investigate performance practice as a unique method of research. We’ll establish the discursive and creative lineages from which the work proceeds and lay the groundwork for professional development in the broad field of performance.

 

Important: Enrollment by permission of instructor. 

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • Develop and produce the live presentation of the capstone project. 
  • Produce a written reflection on the capstone project. 
  • Devise a critique model specific to the capstone project. 
  • Package documentation of the capstone project for personal portfolio.

Grading

  • Attendance & General Participation 20%
  • Capstone Project (Process, Production, Presentation) 60%
  • Viva Voce 20%

NOTES:

COURSE EVALUATION

Each student is responsible for the research and production of their capstone projects over the semester. This requires full attendance and participation in scheduled classe, production meetings, rehearsals, and presentation dates. Evaluation is ongoing and based on the following criteria:

*Includes timely and full completion of assignments and exercises, attitude, punctuality, thoughtful participation in discussions, attendance, playfulness, generosity, leadership, collaborative spirit, etc.

Materials

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html