Fall 2011 Class Schedule (FLC)



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TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This art survey course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles, and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films, and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Harris             FLC MAIN PAC 1062        21594 
Textbook


TA 310    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the artistic, business, and social elements of modern cinema. It examines components of movie making, such as acting, directing, cinematography, writing and editing. Film making techniques are analyzed, along with the impact of motion pictures and the movie business.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Gularte            FLC MAIN FL4 121         22598 
Textbook


TA 340    Beginning Acting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: TA 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to stage performance. Included is a classroom investigation of performance through the use of theatre games, movement, voice, sensory awareness, and improvisation. Students will practice basic acting theory through scene study. The course is designed for students new to acting wishing to explore self-expression through performance, and for those more experienced students wishing to begin the degree sequence.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Harris             FLC MAIN PAC 1170        22600 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB D.Harris             FLC MAIN PAC 1170          


TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Students should be able to climb a ladder and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will serve as an introduction to technical theatre specifically related to stage-craft and the elements of scenic construction, construction tools, types of theatres, and theatre safety. Practical experience is gained by working on department productions. Stagecraft work often requires moving semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders, and the carrying of scenic elements or lighting instruments up to a height.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC S.Gilbert            FLC MAIN PAC 1062        28877 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Gilbert            FLC MAIN PAC 1150          


TA 461    Rehearsal and Performance - Drama    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition or Interview
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a workshop-style training experience in the preparation and performance of a dramatic theatre production. Prospective student actors audition for roles in the production. Prospective student designers, technicians, artisans, managers, and administrators interview for positions on the design team and production staff. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Harris             FLC MAIN PAC 1170        29703 
Textbook

This three unit class requires an audition or interview prior to enrollment. Please contact the instructor. This class will rehearse and perform The Good Woman of Szechuan by Bertolt Brecht. Shen Te, a young woman forced into prostitution by poverty, is rewarded handsomely after opening her home to three visiting gods. By disproving the gods' contention that no goodness still exists on earth, Shen Te is given a small business by the deities, and from there she struggles to work honestly and to provide for the needy. After falling victim to unscrupulous neighbors and a dishonest lover, Shen Te is forced to create a fierce, manipulative, and efficient alter-ego - that of her business-savy cousin, Mr. Shui Ta. Will the forces of capitalism overwhelm Shen Te, or will she maintain her goodness in a world of corruption?


Audition Dates: September 6, 2011, 7:00 pm, PAC-1170 Drama Lab. Call 916-608-6800 for more information.
Rehearsal Dates: September 12 through October 27, 2011.

Performance Dates: October 28 through November 13, 2011.

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Harris             FLC MAIN PAC 1170        29705 Textbook

This half unit class requires an audition or interview prior to enrollment. Please contact the instructor. This class will rehearse and perform The Good Woman of Szechuan by Bertolt Brecht. Shen Te, a young woman forced into prostitution by poverty, is rewarded handsomely after opening her home to three visiting gods. By disproving the gods' contention that no goodness still exists on earth, Shen Te is given a small business by the deities, and from there she struggles to work honestly and to provide for the needy. After falling victim to unscrupulous neighbors and a dishonest lover, Shen Te is forced to create a fierce, manipulative, and efficient alter-ego - that of her business-savy cousin, Mr. Shui Ta. Will the forces of capitalism overwhelm Shen Te, or will she maintain her goodness in a world of corruption?


Audition Dates: September 6, 2011, 7:00 pm, PAC-1170 Drama Lab. Call 916-608-6800 for more information.
Rehearsal Dates: September 12 through October 27, 2011.

Performance Dates: October 28 through November 13, 2011.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 12-Nov 20
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Harris             FLC MAIN PAC 1170        29704 Textbook

This one unit class requires an audition or interview prior to enrollment. Please contact the instructor. This class will rehearse and perform The Good Woman of Szechuan by Bertolt Brecht. Shen Te, a young woman forced into prostitution by poverty, is rewarded handsomely after opening her home to three visiting gods. By disproving the gods' contention that no goodness still exists on earth, Shen Te is given a small business by the deities, and from there she struggles to work honestly and to provide for the needy. After falling victim to unscrupulous neighbors and a dishonest lover, Shen Te is forced to create a fierce, manipulative, and efficient alter-ego - that of her business-savy cousin, Mr. Shui Ta. Will the forces of capitalism overwhelm Shen Te, or will she maintain her goodness in a world of corruption?


Audition Dates: September 6, 2011, 7:00 pm, PAC-1170 Drama Lab. Call 916-608-6800 for more information.
Rehearsal Dates: September 12 through October 27, 2011.

Performance Dates: October 28 through November 13, 2011.

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: November 30, 2011