TP&D REVIEW POLICY
Adopted Fall 2018
All TP&D Students are accepted into the program with the expectation that they will engage fully in all academic and production experiences. The faculty are here to support and guide students as they develop and thrive as theatre artists. Growth requires the process of effort, challenge, mistakes, and refinement. To that end – students receive constant feedback, both formally and informally, on their progress toward programmatic goals. Faculty will work with each individual student as they navigate the program to ensure they are meeting expectations.
If a student is not consistently meeting the expectations of the programmatic goals, they will be unable to advance in production assignment responsibilities. They will also be counseled to consider whether this program is the best choice to achieve their personal goals.
The faculty reserve the right to dismiss students from the program for behavior that is deemed unprofessional or unsafe for themselves or their classmates.
All Freshman and Sophomores will be reviewed each semester. Juniors will be reviewed in May, unless they are attending London in the Spring and if so will be reviewed in December. Seniors will be reviewed in December
REVIEW STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES | PROGRAM CRITERIA
All students will receive a written report about their progress and performance against program criteria. Rating criteria are as follows:
It is expected that students are "accomplishing" or "exemplary" in all criteria to be making satisfactory progress.
FIRST YEAR PROGRAM CRITERIA
a. Craft: Student demonstrates good craft in all projects.
b. Time Management: Student demonstrates the ability to set goals, organize time, and prioritize activities.
c. Analytical Skills: Student demonstrates the ability to read a play and do appropriate research.
d. Critique: Student demonstrates the ability to take feedback and integrate it into their work.
e. Collaboration: Student contributes in crew, understands the big picture, and works well with and respects others.
f. Fundamental Knowledge: Student demonstrates fundamental knowledge of technical theatre, graphics standards, and the safe use of the tools associated with theatrical production.
g. Commitment to Breadth of Program: Student demonstrates commitment to areas outside of their primary interest.
ADDITIONAL SECOND YEAR PROGRAM CRITERIA
h. Project Management (Time): Student demonstrates the ability to assess a project and schedule appropriate time to complete it. Student demonstrates the ability to effectively manage their crew schedules and work calls.
i. Project Management (Supervisory Skills)Student demonstrates the ability to take responsibility for projects, safe practices, and the maintenance of spaces. Student demonstrates the ability to safely supervise a crew, delegate tasks appropriately, and communicate effectively throughout a project/production.
j. Research: Student engages in appropriate research in either design or technology.
k. Presentation: Student demonstrates the ability to communicate their choices (design) or technical solutions (tech), both verbally and through industry standard documentation.
l. Design Only - Story: Student demonstrates the ability to articulate story and point of view.
m. Design Only - Choices: Student demonstrates the ability to make choices that support script analysis and position their work in the historical context of the society of the time.
n. Technical Only - Advanced Skills: Student demonstrates advanced technical skills.
ADDITIONAL THIRD YEAR PROGRAM CRITERIA
o. Initiative: Student demonstrates the ability to assess and initiate the implementation of creative ideas, advanced skills, and problem-solving techniques.
p. Production (Overall): Student demonstrates the ability to successfully design/engineer/manage a theatrical production through completion.
q. Production (Documentation): Student demonstrates the ability to document their work for a theatrical production according to professional standards.
r. Technical Only – Application: Student demonstrates the ability to apply advanced technical skills in practical (lab) applications.
s. Technical Only – Problem Solving: Student demonstrates an understanding of the design, and can effectively execute appropriate technical research and/or problem solving in its realization.
ADDITIONAL FOURTH YEAR PROGRAM CRITERIA
t. Portfolio Presentation: Student demonstrates the ability to present their work in a professional and compelling way.
u. Advanced Production Project: Student demonstrates the ability to successfully manage the scope and scale of mounting a production in their discipline.