Theatre Arts (TA)

TA 001  Introduction To Theatre   Units: 3

This course is designed as a general survey of the history, theory and practice of theatre art from its origins to the present time. The study includes elements of drama, historic structures of the theatre, characteristic types of plays, the contribution of the director, actors, designers, and contemporary production techniques. (C-ID THTR 111)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: 3B

TA 002  Acting I   Units: 3

This course provides basic instruction in acting technique while focusing on characterization, improvisation, vocal projection, and movement. Emphasis is also placed on monologue preparation/performance and group scene study. Students will develop an appreciation and respect for acting, while becoming aware of how their feelings, senses, and relationships in the world around them influence their acting choices. (C-ID THTR 151)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C1                 IGETC: None

TA 003  Acting II   Units: 3

This course furthers the study of acting and acting styles. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of character analysis/development, improvisation techniques, vocal projection, stage movement, monologue preparation/performance, group scene study/performance, and script analysis. Students will also be introduced to basic directing techniques and theory. (C-ID THTR 152)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: TA-002
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Courses Related in Content
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 004  Script Analysis   Units: 3

Script Analysis is an introduction to theatre research methods and a study of the play from page to stage. The class will focus on critical analysis of structure, genre, theme, style, character, language, and dramatic event from the point of view of the actor, director, critic, and designer. (C-ID THTR 114)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: TA-001 and TA-002
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 009  Stagecraft   Units: 3

This course offers the student an introduction to the art of stage scenery and theatrical properties. The course deals with the techniques of construction and organizational process, the group dynamic and the understanding of good stage scenery and/or theatrical property. This course is offered in the Fall semester. (C-ID THTR 171)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 010  Introduction To Design & Production   Units: 3

An introductory course in the theory and practice of theatrical design, its construction and its execution. The lab explores the application of a theatrical design through construction,execution, and use of proper technical theatre practices. This course is offered in the Spring semester. (C-ID THTR 172)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 020  Play Production - Acting   Units: 1

This course exposes the student to the methods and execution of acting as it applies directly to a faculty directed stage production or workshop. The style and artistic discipline vary with each production. It is designed to give the student practical application of acting skills and actual acting experience with an emphasis on rehearsal and performance techniques. Play Production - Acting courses (TA-020, TA-021 and TA-022) may be taken for a maximum of 4 times up to a total of 12 units. (C-ID THTR 191)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Audition or consent of instructor
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 021  Play Production - Acting   Units: 2

This course exposes the student to the methods and execution of acting as it applies directly to a faculty directed stage production or workshop. The style and artistic discipline vary with each production. It is designed to give the student practical application of acting skills and actual acting experience with an emphasis on rehearsal and performance techniques. Play Production - Acting courses (TA-020, TA-021 and TA-022) may be taken for a maximum of 4 times up to a total of 12 units. (C-ID THTR 191)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Audition or consent of instructor
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 022  Play Production - Acting   Units: 3

This course exposes the student to the methods and execution of acting as it applies directly to a faculty directed stage production or workshop. The style and artistic discipline vary with each production. It is designed to give the student practical application of acting skills and actual acting experience with an emphasis on rehearsal and performance techniques. Play Production - Acting courses (TA-020, TA-021 and TA-022) may be taken for a maximum of 4 times up to a total of 12 units. (C-ID THTR 191)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 162          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Audition or consent of instructor
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 030  Technical Theatre Production   Units: 1

This course permits progressive participation and instruction in technical play production. Students have hands-on experience in execution of technical roles for actual productions, such as set construction, prop building, scene painting and running crew. Students learn the safe and proper use of power tools, and the various skills, and techniques used in technical theatre. Repetition of the course work will require the student to expand their focus in the various areas of technical theatre. Technical Theatre Production courses (TA-030, TA-031 and TA-032) may be taken for a maximum of 4 times up to a total of 12 units. (C-ID THTR 192)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 031  Technical Theatre Production   Units: 2

This course permits progressive participation and instruction in technical play production. Students have hands-on experience in execution of technical roles for actual productions, such as set construction, prop building, scene painting and running crew. Students learn the safe and proper use of power tools, and the various skills, and techniques used in technical theatre. Repetition of the course work will require the student to expand their focus in the various areas of technical theatre. Technical Theatre Production courses (TA-030, TA-031 and TA-032) may be taken for a maximum of 4 times up to a total of 12 units.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 108          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 032  Technical Theatre Production   Units: 3

This course permits progressive participation and instruction in technical play production. Students have hands-on experience in execution of technical roles for actual productions, such as set construction, prop building, scene painting and running crew. Students learn the safe and proper use of power tools, and the various skills, and techniques used in technical theatre. Repetition of the course work will require the student to expand their focus in the various areas of technical theatre. Technical Theatre Production courses (TA-030, TA-031 and TA-032) may be taken for a maximum of 4 times up to a total of 12 units.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 162          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

TA 080  Theatre Makeup   Units: 3

This course teaches the basic principles and application techniques of theatrical, film, print, television and special effect makeup. It executes the learned skills in a laboratory atmosphere utilizing current sanitation rules and regulations as established by the State of California. Students will create an accurate pictorial dictionary, a "morgue," and use it as a reference in creating makeup executions. Students will learn to create characters from scripts using design, timeline plots, visual renderings and written descriptions. Students learn facial anatomy and its relationship to makeup placement and color. Students will learn product knowledge, including how to access appropriate materials. Other topics include pre and post production responsibilities of a makeup designer/artist applicable to various venues. (C-ID THTR 175)
Lecture Hours: 36         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None