Summer 2014 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 09-Aug 01
TTh       01:15PM-04:25PM LEC T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11591 
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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 09-Aug 01
TTh       06:30PM-09:40PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Raef 160        10136 
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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 09-Aug 01
MW        01:15PM-04:25PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        10292 
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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 09-Aug 01
MW        06:30PM-09:40PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10229 
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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: Eight Week - First, Jun 09-Aug 01
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 515    11592 
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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 02-Jul 27
Summer Musicals
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10065 
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Summer Musical: TBA


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 02-Jul 27
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10121 
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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 02-Jul 27
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10202 
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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 02-Jul 27
Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10069 
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Summer Musical: The Brain from Planet "X"


Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Reisner             TBA TBA                 10069 Textbook
Summer Musical: The Brain from Planet "X"


Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10069 Textbook
Summer Musical: The Brain from Planet "X"


Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell             TBA TBA                 10069 Textbook
Summer Musical: The Brain from Planet "X"



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 02-Jul 27
Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10120 
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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, May 06-Jul 26
Summer Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 10203 
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TA 498    Work Experience in Theatre Arts    1-4 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 III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to theatre arts. 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 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. 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. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 15-Aug 25
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Hunter              TBA TBA                 10074 
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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 when enrolled in TA 498, 11814 and 10074. The program runs from June-August, 2014. 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 www.calmt.com, 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 26, 2014.

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Hunter              TBA TBA                 11814 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 when enrolled in TA 498, 11814 and 10074. The program runs from June-August, 2014. 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 www.calmt.com, 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 26, 2014.

Summer 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 30, 2014



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