Summer 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)



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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR AND ESLW 340.
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 06-Jul 29
MW        06:30PM-09:40PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    10552 
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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 06-Jul 29
MW        01:15PM-04:25PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        10116 
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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 06-Jul 29
TTh       06:30PM-09:40PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Raef 160        10551 
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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: Eight Week - First, Jun 06-Jul 29
TTh       01:15PM-04:25PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11678 
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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 06-Jul 29
MW        01:15PM-04:25PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10500 
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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, Jun 03-Aug 15
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10062 
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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 June 3-August 15, or June 17-August 29. 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 1.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 17-Aug 29
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10431 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 four units of college credit available. The program runs in two tracks, and involves commitment for either June 3-August 15, or June 17-August 29. 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 1.

Summer 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: June 24, 2016