Summer 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 - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MW        01:15PM-04:25PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    10492 
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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: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
TTh       06:30PM-09:40PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11708 
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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 - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
MW        01:15PM-04:25PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        10121 
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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, Jun 08-Jul 31
MW        09:00AM-12:10PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        11707 
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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: Eight Week - First, Jun 08-Jul 31
TTh       01:15PM-04:25PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 515    11505 
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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. 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: Other Term, Jun 01-Jul 21
Summer Musicals
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10059 
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Summer Musical: Seussical


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: Other Term, Jun 01-Jul 21
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10106 
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Summer Musical: Seussical


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: Other Term, Jun 01-Jul 21
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10183 
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TA 475    Fundamentals of Repertory Production    .5-6 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition/Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 216 hours LAB
Description: This workshop explores the challenges involved in repertory theatre through participation in repertory productions in areas of theatre including acting, singing, dancing, crewing, stage management, scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup and promotions. It culminates in performances at the end of the session. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-252 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing technical activities, lectures and preparation.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 01-Jul 21
Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10060 
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Summer Musical: Seussical

Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell             TBA TBA                 10060 Textbook
Summer Musical: Seussical

Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10060 Textbook
Summer Musical: Seussical


TA 477    Repertory Production - II    .5-6 Units

Prerequisite: TA 475 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition / Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 216 hours LAB
Description: This workshop explores the challenges involved in repertory theatre through participation at the intermediate level in repertory productions in areas of theatre including acting, singing, dancing, crewing, stage management, scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup and promotions. It culminates in performances at the end of the session. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-252 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing technical activities, lectures and preparation.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 01-Jul 21
Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10105 
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TA 478    Repertory Production - III    .5-6 Units

Prerequisite: TA 477 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition / Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 216 hours LAB
Description: This workshop explores the challenges involved in repertory theatre through participation at the advanced level in repertory productions in areas of theatre including acting, singing, dancing, crewing, stage management, scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup and promotions. It culminates in performances at the end of the session. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-252 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing technical activities, lectures and preparation.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 01-Jul 21
Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10184 
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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 attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. 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 24-Jul 11
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10063 
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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 six units of college credit available. You must be enrolled in both sections of TA 498 to receive 6 units. The program runs in two tracks, and involves commitment for either May 24 - July 11, or July 12 - Aug 24 (or both for 6 units). 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. 173. Openings are limited, and applications are due April 30, 2015.

Schedule: Other Term, Jul 12-Aug 24
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10627 Textbook
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 six units of college credit available. You must be enrolled in both sections of TA 498 to receive 6 units. The program runs in two tracks, and involves commitment for either May 24 - July 11, or July 12 - Aug 24 (or both for 6 units). 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. 173. Openings are limited, and applications are due April 30, 2015.

Summer 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: August 11, 2015