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Theater Arts Courses

Theater Arts Courses

Introduction to the Theatre Arts

Course Number: THART 2
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists Elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism Survey of different periods, styles and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions. 1007.00 AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1, IGTEC area 3A
(C-ID: THTR 111)

 

Principles and Theory of Improvisation

Course Number: THART 11
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Introduction to the principles and theory of improvisation: Improvised acting and development of dramatic imagination, problem solving, and communicative potential through increasing grasp of dramatic processes.
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C1

 

Script Analysis

Course Number: THART 20
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Principles, theories and techniques of play script analysis for theatrical production. 1007.00
(C-ID: THTR 114)

 

Acting I

Course Number: THART 21
Units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Application basic acting theory to performance and develops the skills of interpretation of drama through acting: Skills for performance including line-learning, stage movement, vocal production, and interpretation of text. 1007.00
(C-ID: THTR 151)

 

Acting II

Course Number: THART 22
Units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite: THART 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of Acting I: Exploration of theories and techniques used in preparation for the interpretation of drama through acting. Emphasis placed on deepening the understanding of the acting process through character analysis, monologues, and scenes. 1007.00 (C-ID: THTR 151)

 

Rehearsal and Production I

Course Number: THART 31
Units: 3

Class: 9 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Practical and creative experience in the work and art of producing a performance for an audience. 1007.00
AA/AS area 3 (C-ID: THTR 191)

 

Rehearsal and Production II

Course Number: THART 32
Units: 3

Class: 9 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s): Audition; THART 31

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of THART 31 more extensive practical and creative experience in the work and art of producing a performance for an audience at an intermediate level. 1007.00

 

Rehearsal and Production III

Description: THART 33
Units: 3

Class: 9 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s): Audition; THART 32

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Continuation of THART 32 more extensive practical and creative experience in the work and art of producing a performance for an audience at an advanced level. 1007.00

 

Rehearsal and Production IV

Course Number: THART 34
Units: 3

Class: 9 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s): Audition; THART 33

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Continuation of practical and creative experiences in the work and art of producing a performance for an audience at a professional level. 1007.00

 

Stagecraft

Course Number: THART 40
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Course study under this section may be repeated three times.
Description: Practical experience in various phases of technical theatre: Scene design, lighting, sounds, costumes, set construction, painting; organizing a production.

 

Introduction to Stage Lighting

Course Number: THART 41
Units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and execution stage lighting: Emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design. 1007.00
(C-ID: THTR 173)

 

Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

Course Number: THART 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

 

Independent Study in Theatre Arts

Course Number: THART 49
Units: .5-5 (GR)
Description: Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

 

Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

Course Number: THART 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.