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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2017

Theatre Arts (TA)


TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a general introduction to live theatre as an artistic and social force. It surveys the literary, cultural, and historical aspects of theatre arts. This is an audience-oriented, non-performance course open to all students. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 111)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECP.DownsARC MAIN FineArts 51419587Textbook


TA 306    Diversity in American Drama (1960 to Present)    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the theatrical expression of Native-American, African-American, Latino, and Asian-American theatre from 1960 to the present. It includes the social, political, cultural, and economic climate reflected in the text and production of the play. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.WilliamsARC MAIN FineArts 51410041Textbook


TA 344    Improvisation and Theatre Games    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores theatre games and improvisational exercises designed to develop trust, cooperation, mental acuity, and physical and vocal range as an actor. Improvisation technique is built from the ground up, providing a strong foundation for advanced work in non-scripted performance as well as modern rehearsal techniques that involve extensive use of improvisation. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
M04:00PM-04:50PMLECP.DownsARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10211309Textbook
M05:00PM-05:50PMLABP.DownsARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102
W04:00PM-06:10PMLABP.DownsARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102


TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the major theories and techniques of acting, including improvisation, physical expressiveness, voice production, character portrayal, and scene work. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to students who have completed TA 480. (C-ID THTR 151)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
MW06:00PM-09:10PMLECS.WilliamsOff Campus Natomas/Ik A11719599Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECS.WilliamsARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10211161Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECS.WilliamsARC MAIN FineArts 51510044Textbook


TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the application of advanced acting theories and techniques. It includes analyzing and performing scripts from realistic and stylized drama, audition monologues, and complex acting exercises. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 152)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECN.SilvaARC MAIN FineArts 55010045Textbook


TA 356    Acting for the Camera I    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the theory and technique of acting for film and video, focusing on the differences between stage acting and acting for the camera. It provides opportunities to apply acting theory and technique in a video studio setting. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW10:30AM-11:20AMLECN.SilvaARC MAIN FineArts 51510249Textbook
MW11:30AM-12:50PMLABN.SilvaARC MAIN FineArts 515


TA 370    Theatre Movement    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an active participation and performance experience designed to provide opportunities in discovery and to solve movement tasks of the actor. It incorporates exercises to expand the individual's movement for characters and scenes, as well as training in specific movement areas, such as combat, mime, period style, and dance. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
M09:00AM-09:50AMLECS.WilliamsARC MAIN FineArts 55010805Textbook
M10:00AM-10:50AMLABS.WilliamsARC MAIN FineArts 550
W09:00AM-11:05AMLABS.WilliamsARC MAIN FineArts 550


TA 375    Voice, Diction and Dialects    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the overall improvement of vocal quality, explores monologue and dialogue performances, and develops confidence in speaking and voice production. It emphasizes self-improvement drills involving breath control, resonance, pitch, inflection, and articulation, and introduces a study of the vocal anatomy, its parts, and their functions. Additionally, this course covers the study and application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and includes a special study and application of stage dialects and/or accent reduction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.WilliamsARC MAIN FineArts 55011437Textbook


TA 390    Directing and Play Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: TA 300, 351, and 420; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to directing and the elements of play production. It includes the process of preparing and analyzing a script for production, auditioning and casting a play, blocking and rehearsing actors, and dealing with technical and promotion needs of a production. It also requires directing scenes and/or short plays and preparing a prompt book. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
F12:00PM-02:05PMLECP.DownsARC MAIN FineArts 51518991Textbook
F02:15PM-05:40PMLABP.DownsARC MAIN FineArts 515


TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 25 OR MATH 41 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through the placement process; AND TA 300; AND eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 102; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320; AND
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements for theatre, film or television. It covers design styles, painting, set construction, set movement techniques, properties construction, backstage and rehearsal organization and management, and career possibilities. The course combines lectures, reading and projects with practical experience gained from working on department productions. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 18 hours which may include scenery construction, props, and painting. (C-ID THTR 171)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW01:30PM-02:20PMLECB.BurlesonARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABB.BurlesonARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE12512Textbook
TBATBALABTBA TBA TBA12512Textbook
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLABB.BurlesonARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE12513Textbook
TBATBALABTBA TBA TBA12513Textbook
and 18 TBA hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons in the Theatre outside of scheduled class hours.
Register for one of the two labs above and you will automatically be enrolled in the lecture.


TA 422    Stage Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 15 and ENGWR 51, OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310, OR placement through assessment process; AND MATH 25 or MATH 41, TA 300, and TA 420.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the basic concepts of lighting for stage, film or television. Topics include the basic elements of lamps and fixtures, electricity, dimmers and control consoles. It also covers the design elements of color, distribution, and space to produce a lighting design. Practical lighting skills are gained from work on department productions. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 18 hours which may include hanging, circuiting, and focusing lights. (C-ID THTR 173)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh01:00PM-01:50PMLECB.BurlesonARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE11125Textbook
TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLABB.BurlesonARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE
TBATBALABTBAARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE
and 18 TBA hours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Theatre outside of scheduled class hours.


TA 430    Costume Construction    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 102; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the basic areas of costume construction and offers experience in constructing costumes for theatrical productions. Topics include fabrics, color, patterns, sewing techniques, costume pieces, and accessories. Period styles, costume analysis, and basic elements of costume design are also covered. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 174)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh10:30AM-11:20AMLECG.RussellARC MAIN FineArts 55418993Textbook
TTh11:30AM-12:50PMLABG.RussellARC MAIN FineArts 554


TA 433    Costume Production    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 374 or TA 430 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 102; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This lab course explores the process of developing costumes for theatrical productions through the set-up, creation, and assembly of costumes for mainstage productions. Projects focus on developing sewing, craft, and patterning skills, clothing alteration methods and working with fabrics, hats and accessories, dyes and textile paints as utilized in each production. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of hours which may include pattern making, sewing, alteration, and maintenance of costumes.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBATBALABG.RussellARC MAIN FineArts 55411446Textbook
TBA hours to be completed in the costume room, 554.
If you are interested in working wardrobe crew as a dresser, or if you have taken TA 430 and are interested in sewing costumes, email Gail Russell at
russelg@arc.losrios.edu for information, or to meet and receive permission number to enroll in class. Or come to the Costume Shop, Room 554 Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 25, 1-4pm.


TA 437    Stage Make-up I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic techniques of theatrical makeup. It explores makeup materials, color and light, modeling techniques, and design elements in the development of makeup designs for corrective, old age, historical, stylized faces, clowns, animals, and fantasy makeup. (C-ID THTR 175)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh10:30AM-11:20AMLECB.BurlesonARC MAIN FineArts 51918996Textbook
TTh11:30AM-12:50PMLABB.BurlesonARC MAIN FineArts 520


TA 466    Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble    .5-3 Units

Course Family:
Musical Performance and Technical Production
Same As: MUP 370
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition/Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a workshop training experience in the preparation and performance of musical theatre ensemble productions. A different production is presented each semester the course is offered. Students interested in singing/acting roles audition with the director. Students interested in instrumental positions audition with the musical director. Students interested in technical work interview with the technical director. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-162 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing, musical, or technical rehearsals and preparation. It is not open to students who have completed MUP 370.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 19-Oct 11
Fall Musical
MTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 54810251Textbook
Fall Musical
MTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABT.ShearerARC MAIN FineArts 54810251Textbook
Fall Musical
MTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABK.ShearerARC MAIN FineArts 54810251Textbook
Fall Musical
TBATBALABK.Shearer TBA TBA10251Textbook
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.

Fall Musical: TBA
For more information contact the instructor at shearet@arc.losrios.edu or hamres@arc.losrios.edu. Enrollment by Audition

Fall Musical
TBATBALABT.Shearer TBA TBA10251Textbook
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.

Fall Musical: TBA
For more information contact the instructor at shearet@arc.losrios.edu or hamres@arc.losrios.edu. Enrollment by Audition

Fall Musical
TBATBALABS.Hamre TBA TBA10251Textbook
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.

Fall Musical: TBA
For more information contact the instructor at shearet@arc.losrios.edu or hamres@arc.losrios.edu. Enrollment by Audition


TA 495    Independent Studies in Theatre Arts    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBATBALABB.Burleson TBA TBA12446Textbook



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TBATBALABJ.Long TBA TBA20285Textbook

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 18, 2017

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