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American River College

Summer 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: July 12, 2018

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: Eight Week - First, Jun 11-Aug 03
TTh06:30PM-09:40PMLECG.RussellARC MAIN FineArts 51410675Textbook


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 - First, Jun 11-Aug 03
MW09:00AM-12:10PMLECS.WilliamsARC MAIN FineArts 51510676Textbook


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: Eight Week - First, Jun 11-Aug 03
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TA 498    Work Experience in Theatre Arts    1-4 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 III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to theatre arts with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Theatre Arts Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of theatre arts. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer-level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Other Term, May 28-Aug 13
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
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Sacramento Music Circus Internship Program

Description: This program is an opportunity for aspiring theatre students to gain practical backstage experience in a professional musical theatre setting. These are non-paid positions with up to four units of college credit available. The program runs in two tracks, and involves commitment for either May 29-August 12, or June 12-August 26. Morning, afternoon and evening hours, Monday through Sunday. Admission is by application and interview.
To apply: Applications are available at the Admissions Office, the Fine and Applied Arts Division Office, by going online to
http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/academy/internship-program/, or by writing or calling Music Circus Internship Program, Theatre Department, American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841; (916) 446-5880 ext. 122. Openings are limited, and applications are due April 23.
Please do not enroll in this class yourself. Enrollment and payment will be processed through the Music Circus program. For questions please email the faculty listed Tracy Shearer at shearet@arc.losrios.edu.
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Schedule: Other Term, Jun 11-Aug 29
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
TBATBALABT.Shearer TBA TBA10341Textbook
Sacramento Music Circus Internship Program

Description: This program is an opportunity for aspiring theatre students to gain practical backstage experience in a professional musical theatre setting. These are non-paid positions with up to four units of college credit available. The program runs in two tracks, and involves commitment for either May 29-August 12, or June 12-August 26. Morning, afternoon and evening hours, Monday through Sunday. Admission is by application and interview.
To apply: Applications are available at the Admissions Office, the Fine and Applied Arts Division Office, by going online tohttp://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/academy/internship-program/, or by writing or calling Music Circus Internship Program, Theatre Department, American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841; (916) 446-5880 ext. 122. Openings are limited, and applications are due April 23.
Please do not enroll in this class yourself. Enrollment and payment will be processed through the Music Circus program. For questions please email the faculty listed Tracy Shearer at shearet@arc.losrios.edu.
href="mailto:shearet@arc.losrios.edu">shearet@arc.losrios.edu.href="mailto:shearet@arc.losrios.edu">shearet@arc.losrios.edu.

Summer 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: July 12, 2018

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