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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: August 22, 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
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    19587 
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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
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    10041 
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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
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  11309 
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M         05:00PM-05:50PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102    
W         04:00PM-06:10PM LAB P.Downs              ARC 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
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Williams           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A117 19599 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  11161 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10044 Textbook


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
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10045 
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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
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10249 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB N.Silva              ARC 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
M         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10805 
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M         10:00AM-10:50AM LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 550      
W         09:00AM-11:05AM LAB S.Williams           ARC 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
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 550    11437 
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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
F         12:00PM-02:05PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    18991 
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F         02:15PM-05:40PM LAB P.Downs              ARC 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
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12512 
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TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 12512 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12513 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 12513 Textbook
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
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 11125 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                  ARC 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
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    18993 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB G.Russell            ARC 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
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    11446 
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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
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 519    18996 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC 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
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10251 Textbook
Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10251 Textbook
Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10251 Textbook
Fall Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10251 Textbook
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
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10251 Textbook
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
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Hamre               TBA TBA                 10251 Textbook
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
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 12446 
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See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Long                TBA TBA                 20285 Textbook

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: August 22, 2017

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