Summer 2017 Class Schedule (ARC)



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TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre    3 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 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 05-Jul 28
TTh       09:00AM-12:10PM LEC R.Hellesen           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    12370 
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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 05-Jul 28
MW        01:30PM-04:40PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    10457 
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TA 344    Improvisation and Theatre Games    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores theatre games and improvisational exercises designed to develop trust, cooperation, mental acuity, and physical and vocal range as an actor. Improvisation technique is built from the ground up, providing a strong foundation for advanced work in non-scripted performance as well as modern rehearsal techniques that involve extensive use of improvisation. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TTh       06:00PM-07:05PM LEC J.Long               ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  12372 
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TTh       06:00PM-07:05PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  12372 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-10:25PM LAB J.Long               ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102    
TTh       07:15PM-10:25PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102    


TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 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 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. This course is not open to students who have completed TA 480. (C-ID THTR 151)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MW        09:00AM-12:10PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 515    12371 
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MW        06:30PM-09:40PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10415 Textbook


TA 375    Voice, Diction and Dialects    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the overall improvement of vocal quality, explores monologue and dialogue 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 anatomy, 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 05-Jul 28
TTh       09:00AM-12:10PM LEC T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 515    12257 
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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 01-Aug 02
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10057 
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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 1-August 2, or June 21-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.
Please do not enroll in this class yourself. Enrollment and payment will be processed through the Music Circus program. For questions please email the faculty listed Tracy Shearer at shearet@arc.losrios.edu.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 21-Aug 29
Sacramento Music Circus Intern
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10382 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 1-August 2, or June 21-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.
Please do not enroll in this class yourself. Enrollment and payment will be processed through the Music Circus program. For questions please email the faculty listed Tracy Shearer at shearet@arc.losrios.edu.

Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: June 22, 2017