Theatre Workshop is designed to educate students about the fundamentals and the multiple aspects of production. This is a one-semester two-credit course that is appropriate for both beginners and those with an intermediate understanding of the art of theatre.

The course comprises 16 units that cover theatrical history, technical and artistic aspects of theatre production. The course was specially created for students studying in Africa with a particular concentration on Nigeria the fundamentals of theatre and drama could be a prerequisite in this program. 

This guide will explain in detail what the course is about, the things you will be required to know about each section, the course materials you’ll use and how to work through the course material. It also stresses the need to have your assignments marked by a tutor.

The complete information about the assignment that was marked by your tutor will be contained in a spreadsheet which will be provided to you by the due time. There are occasional tutorial classes that are tied with the class.

Theater Workshop [Applied Literature]

What you will learn in this Course
The goal of the course: Theatre Workshop is to teach students the entire process of creating and directing a show.
The knowledge you gain from this course will provide students with theory and practical methods to the theatre.

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to arm students with the understanding of the many facets of theatre practice, specifically the essential abilities required for putting on effective performance. This goal will be met through:

* Introduce students to the history of theatre.
• Introducing you to how to create the play
* Ensuring you about the roles of stage geography
* Giving you details about how to create dramatic context
• Introducing you to the fundamental acting skills
• Informing you on how to stage the stage for a show,
* Introducing you to method of making the scene for the play

Course Objectives

To reach the goals set in the previous paragraphs, we have a number of overall goals. In addition, every unit has its own goals. The objectives of the unit are always included at the start in the first unit. They should be read prior to beginning the unit. It is important to review the objectives of the unit after completion of the unit to ensure yourself that you’ve done what was required by the unit and mastered the skills the unit was meant to impart.

Below are the larger goals that this class will accomplish. If you meet these goals you should have met all of the objectives that this program is designed to achieve.
After completing this course, you will be competent to:

* Discuss the history of the theatre.
* Describe the various types of playhouse,
• Discuss the fundamentals of playwriting.
• Explain the character of the character as well as fundamental skills for acting.
* Discuss the importance of improvisation in the practice of theatre,
* Describe the various ways to direct,
* Read and interpret the text,
* Define the notion of casting, audition and rehearsal
Discuss the importance of make-up and costume,
Discuss the idea of crafting and design of the scene.

The course is being completed

For this course to be completed in order to complete it, you must take the study unit as well as read the recommended books, and any other resources you can get your feet on. Each unit includes self-assessment tasks and you’re expected to complete in order to assess your comprehension of the course. The end of this course, you will be required to take a final exam.

Course Materials
The main components of this course is:

  1. Course Guide
  2. Study Units
  3. Textbooks
  4. Assignment File
  5. Presentation Schedule


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