Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC J.Stevens            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A116 13169 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11330 Textbook


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    10044 
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TA 310    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 artistic, business, and social elements of modern film. It examines components of film making, such as acting, directing, cinematography, writing and editing. Films are analyzed to evaluate film making techniques and the impact of films and the movie business on society. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Oct 20-Dec 19
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa        08:00AM-12:20PM LEC R.Hellesen           Off Campus Natomas N102  12974 
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ACE (Accelerated College Education)
W         06:00PM-07:35PM LEC R.Hellesen           Off Campus Natomas N102  12974 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on one week night AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        11280 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        18908 Textbook


TA 315    History of Film: 1950's to Present    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an historical and critical survey of film as an art form. It emphasizes the evolution of artistic and technical facets of production in features, documentary and experimental films, concentrating on films from 1950 to the present. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        12462 
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TA 318    Diversity in American Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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 cinematic expression of artists often underrepresented in the mainstream media, such as women, Native-Americans, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, and gays and lesbians. Media stereotypes and the social, political, and cultural climate that created them are covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11378 
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TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC R.Irvin              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    12289 Textbook


TA 320    Cinema Genres    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies one or more film topics or genres. It explores specific types of film in depth, concentrating on historical and technical changes in a specific genre. Additional topics include the style of directing, acting, and design for that genre. It examines specific actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, producers, and/or studios for that genre. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Horror/Thriller
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Raef 160        11999 
Textbook


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 22-Dec 17
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  11509 
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M         05:00PM-05:50PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102    
W         04:00PM-06:05PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102    


TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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. (C-ID THTR 151)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  11331 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10048 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Irvin              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    12860 Textbook


TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10049 
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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
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. Scenes and commercials are enacted and played back on videotape for class critiquing. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10279 
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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. The course 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 22-Dec 17
M         09:45AM-10:35AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10914 
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M         10:45AM-11:35AM LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
W         09:45AM-11:50AM LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   


TA 375    Voice, Diction and Dialects    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the overall improvement of vocal quality, explores monologue and dialog 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 mechanism, 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 550    11672 
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TA 390    Directing and Play Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 351 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 and ESLL 320 with a grade of "C or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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, casting the show, blocking and rehearsing actors, and dealing with technical and promotion needs. It also includes directing scenes and preparing a prompt book.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
F         12:00PM-01:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    18909 
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F         02:00PM-05:05PM 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 22-Dec 17
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 13166 
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TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 13166 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 13167 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 13167 Textbook
and 18 TBA hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons in the Theatre.
Register for one of the two labs above and you will 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 11282 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
and 18 TBA hours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Theatre.


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    18911 
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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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    11682 
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TBA hours to be completed in the costume room, 554.


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 519    18913 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 519      


TA 460    Rehearsal and Performance    .5-3 Units

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 theatre productions. Students interested in acting audition with the director for acting, singing or dancing roles. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. 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 or technical rehearsals and preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10590 
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1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA
Contact instructor for information - Enrollment by Audition


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 or technical rehearsals and preparation. It is not open to students who are taking MUP 370 for the same production.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10281 Textbook
Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10281 Textbook
Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10281 Textbook
Fall Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Hamre               TBA TBA                 10281 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



See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm
Fall Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10281 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



See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm
Fall Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10281 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



See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


TA 470    Rehearsal and Performance II    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, or 466 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition / Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides intermediate level workshop training in the preparation and performance of dramatic theatre productions. Actors, directors, and stage managers explore more complex techniques of play production through practical rehearsal and performance opportunities. Technicians and designers develop the design and technical elements of a production through practical opportunities in advanced positions in set construction, costumes, makeup, lighting, sound, box office and publicity. 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 or technical rehearsals and preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10877 
Textbook
1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA

Fall Musical: TBA
Contact instructor for information at burlesk@arc.losrios.edu. Audition required.



See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


TA 472    Rehearsal and Performance III    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 470 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition / Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides advanced level workshop training in the preparation and performance of dramatic theatre productions. Actors, directors, and stage managers explore advanced techniques of play production through practical rehearsal and performance opportunities. Technicians and designers develop advanced design and technical elements of a production through practical opportunities in set construction, costumes, makeup, lighting, sound, box office and publicity. 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 or technical rehearsals and preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12870 
Textbook
1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA
Audition required.


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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 13082 
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TBA       TBA             LAB P.Downs               TBA TBA                 20506 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Downs               TBA TBA                 20507 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Downs               TBA TBA                 20615 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015