Spring 2012 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 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11680 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    10053 
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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, Mar 17-May 16
W         08:00PM-09:50PM LEC R.Irvin              Off Campus McClellan 204 13042 
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Sa        12:30PM-04:45PM LEC R.Irvin              Off Campus McClellan 204 13042 Textbook
This course is part of ACE (Accelerated College Education) program for working adults. This course meets on Wednesday evenings AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 570-5044.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        12147 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 512    12431 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: This course is a historical and critical survey of film as an art form. It emphasizes the evaluation of films which are landmarks in the art of movie making. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC N.Silva              Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 12485 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        12101 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11735 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Irvin              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    20350 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 514    20350 Textbook


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10055 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Stevens            ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10055 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10058 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10059 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10061 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10340 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 515      


TA 362    Styles of Acting: Classical    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 explores the styles of acting used in Classic Theatre from the Greeks through Restoration. It examines the actor's approach to the text as well as the voice and movement needs of classic styles. Styles include Greek, Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, and Restoration. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 20449 
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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 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12435 
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TA 377    Musical Theatre Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a performance-oriented course integrating acting and singing skills through the creation of a 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 is placed on the three core areas of musical theatre performance: acting, singing, and movement. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:30AM-10:20AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 11886 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   


TA 397    Introduction to Readers' 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.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces group oral performance of literature. It explores the analysis of poetry, prose, and drama with a goal of adapting literary materials for group performance. Students develop analytical and performance skills which culminate in Readers' Theatre presentations. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        05:00PM-05:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    19846 
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MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 514      


TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 15 and ENGWR 51; OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; OR Placement through assessment process; AND MATH 25, and TA 300.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 20850 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 20851 Textbook
Note: Students should choose one lab and you will be automatically 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, TA 300, and TA 420.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 11606 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   


TA 424    Advanced Technical Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 420 and 422 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an advanced study course dealing with technical theatre design and production techniques in the areas of scenery, props, lighting, sound, scenic painting, rigging or stage management through individual projects and participation in major productions. It may be taken two times for credit working on different productions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 21298 
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TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   


TA 430    Costume Construction    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15 or ESLW 310 and ESLR 310, or placement through assessment.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the basic areas of costume construction. Topics include fabrics, color, patterns, sewing techniques, costume pieces, and accessories. Period styles, costume analysis, and basic design are also covered. It offers experience in constructing costumes for theatrical productions. This course may be taken twice for credit using different techniques. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    13440 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554      


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 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    12944 
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The first group meeting is Wednesday Jan. 18 at 1:30 pm. If you cannot make the first meeting, contact the costume staff at 484-8717.


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-10:55AM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 519    11014 
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TTh       10:55AM-12:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 519      



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


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 14-May 16
Winter Production
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10662 
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Winter Production:

For further information: Approximately 2 weeks before each audition date, there will be a flyer about the auditions that may be obtained at the Fine Arts Division Office on campus or call 484-8433.

Winter Production
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10662 Textbook
Winter Production:

For further information: Approximately 2 weeks before each audition date, there will be a flyer about the auditions that may be obtained at the Fine Arts Division Office on campus or call 484-8433.

Winter Production
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Shearer            ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10662 Textbook
Winter Production:

For further information: Approximately 2 weeks before each audition date, there will be a flyer about the auditions that may be obtained at the Fine Arts Division Office on campus or call 484-8433.

Spring Production
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12436 Textbook
Spring Production:

For further information: Approximately 2 weeks before each audition date, there will be a flyer about the auditions that may be obtained at the Fine Arts Division Office on campus or call 484-8433.

Spring Production
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12436 Textbook
Spring Production:

For further information: Approximately 2 weeks before each audition date, there will be a flyer about the auditions that may be obtained at the Fine Arts Division Office on campus or call 484-8433.

Summer Musicals
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10342 Textbook
Summer Musicals: Join us for two exciting musicals and a children's show this summer outdoors in our program of Theatre Under the Stars in a joint venture with the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, and a All ages and ethnicities invited to audition.

Audition Dates: Sunday April 29 at 2:00 pm, Monday April 30 7:00 pm at the Veteran's Memorial Amphitheatre in Old Fair Oaks Village

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
First musical: May 1 - July 29, 2012
Second musical: June 18 - Sept. 16, 2012

For further information: Approximately 2 weeks before each audition date, there will be a flyer about the auditions that may be obtained at the Fine Arts Division Office on campus or call 484-8433.

TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12516 Textbook


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 14-May 16
Winter Production
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12639 
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Winter Drama: To Kill a Mockingbird byHarper Lee. Adapted by Christopher Sergel

        Directed by Sam Williams

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this American classic tackles issues of racial injustice and the loss of innocence when Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a quiet southern town, chooses to defend a black man facing charges of rape. As his friends and neighbors turn against him, Atticus' youn daughter learns lessons both sad and beautiful when she comes to his aid.

Audition Dates: Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28 and 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Theatre.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates: Jan 9, 2012 - March 4, 2012

Winter Production
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer            ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12639 Textbook
Winter Drama: To Kill a Mockingbird byHarper Lee. Adapted by Christopher Sergel

        Directed by Sam Williams

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this American classic tackles issues of racial injustice and the loss of innocence when Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a quiet southern town, chooses to defend a black man facing charges of rape. As his friends and neighbors turn against him, Atticus' youn daughter learns lessons both sad and beautiful when she comes to his aid.

Audition Dates: Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28 and 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Theatre.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates: Jan 9, 2012 - March 4, 2012

Spring Production
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer            ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 20354 Textbook
Spring Drama: Pride and Prejudice byJane Austen. Adapted by J.R. Sullivan and J.F. Hanreddy

        Directed by Tracy Shearer

Set in the early 1800s, this lively adaptation of Austen's beloved novel is a whirl of romance, intrigue, misunderstandings, pride-filled judgments and joyous reconciliations as we follow two love stories that have mesmerized Jane Austen fans for nearly two centuries!

Audition Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24 and 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Stage 2 (room 550).
Rehearsal and Performance Dates: Jan. 30 - April 29, 2012






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. This course may be taken four times for credit on different productions for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 11105 
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TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12519 Textbook



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. This course may be taken four times for credit on different productions for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 12518 
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Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012