DRA1003 - Theatre Production


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Theater production and report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical exam with adjusting oral exam 2/3 1 days
Report with individual oral examination 1/3

Course content

This course uses theatre production as a teaching model. The course covers an introduction to the planning, production and dissemination of a sustainable theatrical performance. Instruction is based on the interplay between practical work and theoretical reflection. The course will give the students a practice-based understanding of basic dramaturgical choices, stage processes and tools by working collectively in the process of a theatre production. The course relates to UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, focusing on a sustainable use of materials and energy during the process and in the production. The students will be trained in interaction and in carrying out collective artistic processes.

Learning outcome


Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • Knowledge about different functions within the process of theatre production that follow sustainable principles
  • Knowledge about basic concepts of dramaturgy and developing dramatic text into stage concepts.
  • Knowledge of basic subject terminology.
  • Knowledge about dramatic means and ways of working.
  • Knowledge on sustainable solutions, working methods and principles in theatre production


Upon successful completion of this course, students will know how to:

  • Plan and implement a theatre production that follows sustainable principles
  • Develop independent concepts for staged plays or processes
  • Collaborate on the development of collective artistic processes
  • Apply terminology from the field and reflect on the production process both orally and in written form
  • be critical of the use of materials and energy use in production from a sustainable perspective

Learning methods and activities

Instruction and tutoring is based on the interplay between practical work and theoretical reflection. For support in the learning process and to document reflection on academic issues, the production groups must each develop a production report. Prior to the production period, various seminars and lectures will be arranged aiming to provide a first introduction to applied dramaturgy, production planning etc. Course requirements: Compulsory practical seminars, production work and tutoring - in order to take the examination attendance and active participation must be minimum 80 %. The requirement of 80% attendance and active participation is absolute. The legitimate absence of 20 % covers absence due to illness or other causes. Absence exceeding this 20 % limit is not accepted, even if it's caused by circumstances the student cant purposely avoid. In special cases, like serious or long-term illness, the student can be given individual education by application to the department. Students are required to keep posted on messages from the department or teacher on Blackboard. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80 % attendance in instructions

Further on evaluation

The final assessment of the course is a group examination. The examination consists of a performance of the group's theatrical production with an adjusting oral group exam that counts 2/3 of the total grade, and the group's production report with an adjusting oral group exam that counts 1/3 of the total grade. By failing the examination, the course must be retaken.

The examination production is based on a text, an idea, or a theme, and is developed in collaboration with a group. At the beginning of the production/examination period, the students will be given the text. The examination assignment defines the scope and the basis of the theatre production, the production report, and the group composition. The examination report must be delivered one week before the exam. The report must be between 10.000 and 14.000 words, exclusive attachments. The report must consist of one part written by the group, as well as individual parts from each group member.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Drama and Theatre (BDRAMA)
Drama and Theatre (ÅDRAMA)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Approx. 600 pages of set texts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFDT102 15.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Theater production and report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Report with individual oral examination 1/3
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical exam with adjusting oral exam 2/3
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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