Theater Practicum III

I.     Course Prefix/Number: THE 153

       Course Name: Theater Practicum III

       Credits: 1 (0 lecture; 5 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course offers college credit for working on or performing in major college production Theater curriculum requires participation in one approved area of any on-going theater experience activity.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Students will explore and expand their knowledge of a chosen area of interest in theatrical production by working on Oakton Performing Arts Center shows.

Students interested in this hands-on experience and intensive exploration of the backstage jobs may choose from areas of:

  • Set
  • Lights
  • Sound
  • Props
  • Direction
  • Publicity
  • Will play and integral role in the performance experience at Oakton

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

See separate page from instructor.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Participation with sound, lights, crew on any major OCC Theater Production.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Hands-on equipment and facilities within theater building and production structure.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Completion of Theater project with written summary and observation of hands-on experience.

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at