Spring 2010 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Hellesen           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     22493 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN Rm 483          26749 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 (not the literary) expression of native-American, African-American, Latino, and Asian-American theatre from 1960 to the present, including the social, political, cultural, and economic climate in which the theatre was created, and other special interest group theatrical expression as appropriate.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Rm 483          22495 
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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 the elements that go into making films: acting, directing, cinematography, writing and editing. It investigates the techniques used to manipulate the audience into fear, laughter and sadness; and compares the commercial box office hit and "movie star" to enduring artistic films and actors. The class will view and analyze films to evaluate filmmaking techniques and the impact of films and the movie business on society.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 16-Feb 24
MW        05:30PM-10:05PM LEC R.Hellesen           ARC MAIN Rm 420          27447 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        28265 Textbook
F         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC R.Irvin              ARC MAIN Rm 420          27065 Textbook
W         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 161        26085 Textbook
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Raef 160        29331 Textbook


TA 312    History of 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: Art of the motion picture, using both lectures and films. Students study the history of motion pictures, view and evaluate films which are landmarks in the art of movie making.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Williams            TBA TBA                 29927 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Raef 160        28067 Textbook


TA 314    History of Film: 1880's through 1950's    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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Sa        10:30AM-01:35PM LEC R.Irvin              ARC MAIN Raef 162        32325 
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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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
M         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 161        32297 
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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 main-stream 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 will be covered through films, lecture and discussion.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Shearer            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     26909 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Hellesen           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     26909 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Rm 483          23175 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Williams           ARC MAIN Raef 160        25039 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 class will include theatre games and improvisational exercises designed to develop trust and cooperation, mental acuity, and physical and vocal range as an actor. Improvisation technique will be built from the ground up, providing a strong foundation for advanced work in non-scripted performance and also in modern rehearsal technique that involves extensive use of improvisation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        04:00PM-04:25PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Rm 514          27453 
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MW        04:35PM-06:00PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Rm 514            


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-12:00PM LEC J.Stevens            ARC MAIN Rm 514          22503 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     22509 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Rm 514          22513 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Rm 514          22515 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Rm 514          29353 Textbook


TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting - II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or TA 480 Honors with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the application of acting theories and techniques to scripts of realistic drama, memorized scenes, various acting exercises and audition pieces--all of which are presented in the classroom. (CAN DRAM 22)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 22517 
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TA 356    Acting for the Camera - I    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or TA 480 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Rm 514          23177 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB N.Silva              ARC MAIN Rm 514            
This class meets in the Theatre Lobby


TA 362    Styles of Acting: Classical    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: TA 300 and 351.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the styles of acting required for Classic Theatre from the Greeks through Restoration. It will examine the actor's approach to the test as well as the voice and movement needs of classic styles. Styles include Greek, Commedia dell' Arte, Shakespeare, Comedy of Manners, and Restoration.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 32328 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   


TA 375    Voice, Diction and Dialects    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.
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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Fortner            ARC MAIN Rm 483          29351 
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TA 377    Musical Theatre Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 350 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a performance oriented course integrating acting and singing skills through the creation of a whole, unified character. The course is both an introduction for students with little or no previous musical theatre experience and a continuing performance forum for those with previous training. Primary emphasis in this course is placed on the three core areas of musical theatre performance: acting, singing, and movement. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:30AM-10:20AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 27449 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   


TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 25, ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to backstage and the creation of scenery for theatre, film and 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 production. (CAN DRAM 12)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 26755 
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TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 26755 Textbook
and TBA hours

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 29347 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 29347 Textbook
and TBA hours


TA 422    Stage Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: MATH 25, ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of lighting for stage, film and television. The course covers the planning of lighting from the basics of electricity, equipment and control, to the design elements of color, space, scenery and movement to produce a lighting design. (CAN DRAM 10)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 26529 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                   


TA 433    Costume Production    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: TA 430.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This 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. Additionally the course examines the design process and period styles associated with each production. This course is open to all skill levels. It may be taken four times for a maximum of twelve units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell             TBA TBA                 33421 
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TA 437    Stage Make Up - I    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic techniques of theatrical makeup. It explores makeup materials, color and light, and modeling techniques in the development of makeup designs for youth, middle and old age, historical persons, stylized faces, clowns, animals, and fantasy makeup. (CAN DRAM 14)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-10:55AM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Rm 519          24913 
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TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Rm 520            



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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. This course may be taken four times for credit on different productions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Winter Drama
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell             TBA TBA                 23949 
Textbook
Winter Drama: Out of Sight... Out of Murder

Winter Drama
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Shearer             TBA TBA                 23949 Textbook
Winter Drama: Out of Sight... Out of Murder

Winter Drama
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 23949 Textbook
Winter Drama: Out of Sight... Out of Murder

Spring Comedy
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 29369 Textbook
Spring Comedy: Philadelphia Story

Spring Comedy
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Shearer             TBA TBA                 29369 Textbook
Spring Comedy: Philadelphia Story

Spring Comedy
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell             TBA TBA                 29369 Textbook
Spring Comedy: Philadelphia Story

Summer Productions
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 23181 Textbook
Summer Productions:

TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 30383 Textbook



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TA 461    Rehearsal and Performance - Drama    .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 dramatic theatre productions. Students interested in acting audition with the director for acting roles. Students interested in technical work interview for backstage positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken four times for credit on different dramatic productions for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Winter Drama
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 32330 
Textbook
Winter Drama: Out of Sight... Out of Murder




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TA 462    Rehearsal and Performance - Comedy    .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 comedic theatre productions. Students interested in acting audition with the director for acting roles. Students interested in technical work interview for backstage positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken four times for credit on different comedic productions for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Spring Comedy
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Downs               TBA TBA                 29821 
Textbook
Spring Comedy: Philadelphia Story




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Spring Comedy
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 29821 Textbook
Spring Comedy: Philadelphia Story




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TA 470    Rehearsal and Performance II    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, and 466 with a grade of "C" or better and audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides intermediate level workshop training experiences in the preparation and performance of dramatic theatre productions. It examines the techniques of play production through practical audition rehearsal and performance for the actor, director and stage manager. It explores the design and technical elements of a production through practical experience opportunities in set construction, costumes, makeup, lighting, sound, box office and publicity. May be taken four times for credit for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 25155 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 30719 Textbook



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TA 472    Rehearsal and Performance III    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 470 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides intermediate level workshop training experiences in the preparation and performance of dramatic theatre productions. It examines the techniques of play production through practical audition rehearsal and performance for the actor, director and stage manager. It explores the design and technical elements of a production through practical experience opportunities in set construction, costumes, makeup, lighting, sound, box office and publicity. May be taken four times for credit for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 30717 
Textbook


TA 480    Honors Theory and Techniques of Acting    3 Units

Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; two semester of high school drama; ENGWR 300 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The major theories and techniques of acting, including improvisation, physical expressiveness, voice production and memorized scenes. Supplementary reading and writing required. Attendance at live theatrical performances required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-12:00PM LEC J.Stevens            ARC MAIN Rm 514          22501 
Textbook

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010