Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Introduction to Directing

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO DIRECTING

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    233

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

An introduction to directing for the theater, including history, styles and traditions, and practical techniques and theories of directing.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
SPU DR 420
U of W DR 460
WSU DR 361

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Place the theatre director in proper historical perspective.
  2. Analyze a play from the perspective of the director.
  3. Develop a clear directorial concept and metaphor for a play and have the skills to put that concept into action.
  4. Communicate directorial ideas and images to designers and actors.
  5. Work with actors in an open and creative way.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. History of the director in the theatre
  2. The responsibilities of the director
  3. Play analysis and structure
  4. Organizing the rehearsal process
  5. The fundamentals of directing-picturization, composition, movement and rhythm
  6. Translating directorial ideas into the language of the designer and the actor
  7. Working with the actor
  8. Interperative and creative aspects of directing