Fall 2017 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 theatre arts 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. Field trips might be required. (C-ID THTR 111)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Harris             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16220 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. Each student must complete the online orientation on Desire2Learn by Saturday, Aug 19th. Each student must also e-mail Professor Harris at harrisd@flc.losrios.edu before Monday, Aug 21st, in order to remain in the course. To take this class, you may use the computers in the FLC main campus library; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) DSL, Cable modem or faster connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, (3) Microsoft Word software, (4) Adobe Acrobat Reader, and (5) Flash Media player (latest version).

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Harris             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16221 Textbook


TA 331    Film Making    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers contemporary methods of motion picture production, including low-budget cinema, with a concentration on the aesthetics of motion pictures. Stressed are techniques of direction, lighting, photography, editing, and other aspects of the motion picture theatre arts. Equipment and supplies for individual projects must be furnished by each student. Supplies and equipment are furnished for students working on group projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC I.Wallace            FLC MAIN FL2 240         19438 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB I.Wallace            FLC MAIN FL2 240           


TA 339    Screenwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement into ENGWR 300 via the assessment process.
Advisory: TA 300 or 310
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the motion picture theatre art of screenwriting. Students will view and analyze motion pictures, participate in exercises and workshops, compose a screenplay for a short film, and plot a feature-length professionally formatted screenplay.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Wright             FLC MAIN FL5 11          19440 
Textbook


TA 395    Playwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or eligibility for ENGWR 300 via the assessment process
Advisory: TA 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the writing, reading, performing, and critiquing of original plays for the theatre. Students will write plays and revise their work continually throughout the semester. Plays written by students will be read, performed, and discussed in class. Students will complete a full-length play by the end of the semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Wright             FLC MAIN FL5 11          19441 
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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 UC/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. (C-ID THTR 171)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC I.Wallace            FLC MAIN PAC 1063        15970 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-04:05PM LAB I.Wallace            FLC MAIN PAC 1150          


TA 424    Advanced Technical Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Students should be able to climb a ladder and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will explore advanced technical theatre and production techniques in the areas of scenery, properties, lighting, sound, scenic painting, rigging, and stage management. Practical experience is gained by working on productions for the Department of Theatre and Cinema Arts, Department of Music, Dance program, and/or the guest speaker series. Technical theatre often requires moving semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders. (C-ID THTR 171)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC I.Wallace            FLC MAIN PAC 1063        16012 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-04:05PM LAB I.Wallace            FLC MAIN PAC 1150          


TA 426    Stagehand Practices    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 424 with a grade of "C" or better
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 union stagehand practices. Topics include concepts of trade unionism and the function and services of the various professional unions involved in theatrical and motion picture production. The class will focus on developing basic skills of professional stagehand work and on trade safety. Practical experience is gained by working on department productions. Stagehand work often requires moving semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders, and carrying scenic elements or lighting instruments up to a height.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC S.Coquerille         FLC MAIN PAC 1150        19444 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Coquerille         FLC MAIN PAC 1150          


TA 498    Work Experience in Theatre Arts    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
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. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce completing 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 orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LAB J.White              FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16022 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16021 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16023 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Wells              El Dorado EDC ONLINE     16024 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.



Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: October 12, 2017