Fall 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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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 audience-oriented, non-performance course focuses on the study of theatre and its relationship to: 1) the cultures and societies who create theatre; 2) to other entertainment media such as film and television; and 3) audience development. 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 a required field trip to a play at a professional or community theatre.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN BUS 240         23354 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN BUS 107         23356 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Mohrmann           SCC MAIN T04 1           29813 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 29813 - as of 07/18/11
On-Campus



TA 302    History and Theory of the Theatre I    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 course is a study of the masterpieces of World Theatre from the Greeks to the Nineteenth Century. Lectures include the historical and cultural environment out of which the plays were written and an analysis of plays from a variety of viewpoints including their historical moment and their lasting impact upon a contemporary audience. The course will also include an investigation into the synergy of theatrical performance and theatre architecture development and the continuing impact of these issues on a contemporary audience. Students are required to see three on-campus stage productions during the semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN BUS 222         23358 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 308    Diversity in American Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 non-performance course is an introduction to American cultural diversity in theatre. The course will focus on the cultures of Asian/Pacific Americans; Black/African Americans; Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans; Native Americans; and recent immigrant groups, as expressed in dramatic literature. The social, cultural, and political conditions that shaped these works will also be discussed. Issues of class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Topics will be covered through readings, lectures, discussions, and attendance at live play productions, including a required field trip to a play at a professional or community theatre.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Alforque           SCC MAIN BUS 107         29035 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 310    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Same As: ENGLT 400
Prerequisite: ENGWR 50 and ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better or placement through the 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 the elements that go into making films: acting, directing, cinematography, writing, and editing. It investigates the techniques used to manipulate the audience into fear, laughter, and sadness and compares the commercial box office hit and "movie star" to enduring artistic films and actors. This class will view and analyze films to evaluate filmmaking techniques and the impact of films and the movie business on society. This course is cross-listed with ENGLT 400. It may be taken only once for credit as TA 310 or as ENGLT 400, but not both.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN T07 1           25840 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 312    History of Film    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 course is a general survey of the development of the art of narrative film from early silent films to modern sound films using lecture, discussion, and films chosen to represent important developments in the film history.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC L.DeLappe            SCC MAIN TEC 206         29036 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 331    Film Making    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes contemporary methods of film production, including low-budget art films with a concern for the aesthetics of film making. Stressed are techniques of direction, lighting, tilting, camera use, editing, film types, lenses, and other aspects of cinema. 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       02:30PM-03:20PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN BUS 240         25300 
Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-05:20PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN BUS 240           
On-Campus



TA 333    Film Editing with Final Cut Pro    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and technical elements of film editing for the cinema. Students will gain practical experience in editing images and synchronous sound to create cinematic products. Students will receive training in the basic features and capabilities of current film editing equipment including the latest film editing software. Some of the topics covered in the course include a basic overview of editing, video montage, subclippings, storyboarding, editing dialogue, as well as digitizing and final output. This course involves the use of software which is primarily Macintosh based.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN AUD 21          25304 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN AUD 21            
On-Campus



TA 334    Film Editing with Final Cut Pro: Intermediate Workshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 333 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed for experienced users or those wishing to increase their overall Final Cut Pro knowledge. This course delves into the details of such topics as compositing, power trimming, media management, color keying, audio finishing, color correction, and much more. Instruction also covers tips, tricks, and other secrets that allow participants to master the finer points of this powerful program.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN AUD 21          29038 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN AUD 21            
On-Campus



TA 339    Screenwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better, or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the creativity and techniques of screenwriting for short films, feature films, and television. Students will view and analyze exemplary films, participate in writing exercises and workshops, and complete a treatment and master scenes of a full-length professionally formatted screenplay.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T04 1           26564 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 342    Introduction to Acting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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, sensory awareness, and improvisation. The course is designed for the student interested in self-expression through informal drama.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2           23110 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2             
On-Campus

MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           23114 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2             
On-Campus



TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the theories and techniques used in the preparation of a role for the stage. Memorized acting scenes are staged and performed in the classroom. The course is designed for majors in theatre arts and communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN BUS 222         28222 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T04 1           28224 Textbook
On-Campus



TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course includes the application of acting theories and techniques to the scripts of realistic drama. Memorized acting scenes are presented in the classroom. The course is designed for majors in theatre arts and communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN BUS 222         28226 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T04 1           28228 Textbook
On-Campus



TA 395    Playwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course includes the writing, reading, performing, critiquing, and a process of continuous revising of original work. Students will write continually throughout the semester, and their work 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T04 1           26312 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 407    Children's Theatre    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course is open to students participating in theatrical productions. Students are selected through auditions as actors or technicians and may earn one-half to three units. This course may be taken four times for a maximum of twelve units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 23890 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 23890 Textbook
Storytime
.5 Unit - 1.6 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 23892 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 23892 Textbook
Storytime
1 Unit - 3.2 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 23894 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 23894 Textbook
Storytime
2 Units - 6.3 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 23888 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 23888 Textbook
Storytime
3 Units - 9.5 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus



TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore                TBA TBA                 26646 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque            TBA TBA                 26646 Textbook
Pennywhistle
.5 Unit - 1.6 hours per week
Meets M W, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore                TBA TBA                 26648 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque            TBA TBA                 26648 Textbook
Pennywhistle
1 Unit - 3.2 hours per week
Meets M W, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore                TBA TBA                 26650 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque            TBA TBA                 26650 Textbook
Pennywhistle
2 Units - 6.3 hours per week
Meets M W, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore                TBA TBA                 26652 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque            TBA TBA                 26652 Textbook
Pennywhistle
3 Units - 9.5 hours per week
Meets M W, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

Students should enroll in TA 407, 461, 462 or 464 only if they have auditioned for a Main Stage, Storytime or Pennywhistle Players production and have either been cast in one of the shows or asked to be part of the technical crew.




TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic materials used in the construction of scenery and properties, as well as construction and painting techniques. Kinds of scenery and backstage organization are explored through a combination of lecture and practical experience gained by working on department productions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         01:30PM-03:40PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T01 1           23896 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-05:15PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T01 1             
On-Campus



TA 422    Stage Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of lighting the stage, film, and television. The course covers the planning of lighting from the basics of electricity, equipment and control, to the design elements of color, space, scenery, and movement to produce a lighting design.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T04 1           23902 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T01 1             
On-Campus



TA 454    Race & Ethnicity in Performance I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course investigates performance literature and traditions of the Americas, particularly of the United States. Students will research, study, rehearse, and perform the work of playwrights, poets, and solo performance artists and learn how these writers create identities for themselves and their audiences. The course will focus on the cultures of Asian/Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and recent immigrant groups, as expressed in traditional and contemporary performance. Students will also write and develop original work, as well as participate in public performances. Specific readings and topics may adapt to the interests and needs of the current semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       04:00PM-04:50PM LEC A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2           29040 
Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-05:50PM LAB A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2             
On-Campus



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

Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a workshop training experience in the preparation and performance of dramatic theatre productions. Actors audition with the director for acting roles. Students interested in technical work interview for backstage positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office, and publicity. This course may be taken four times for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 25350 
Textbook
.5 Unit - 1.5 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 25352 Textbook
1 Unit - 3 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 25354 Textbook
2 Units - 6 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 25356 Textbook
3 Units - 9 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson              TBA TBA                 25442 Textbook
.5 Unit - 1.5 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson              TBA TBA                 25444 Textbook
1 Unit - 3 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson              TBA TBA                 25446 Textbook
2 Units - 6 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson              TBA TBA                 25448 Textbook
3 Units - 9 hours per week
On-Campus

Students should enroll in TA 407, 461, 462 or 464 only if they have auditioned for a Main Stage, Storytime or Pennywhistle Players production and have either been cast in one of the shows or asked to be part of the technical crew.




TA 464    Rehearsal and Performance - Children's Show    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a workshop training experience in the preparation and performance of children's theatre productions. Actors audition with the director for acting roles. Students interested in technical work interview for backstage positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office, and publicity. This course may be taken four times for a maximum of 12 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 26946 
Textbook
.5 Unit - 1.6 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and ACT 4; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in AUD 6.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 26950 Textbook
1 Unit - 3.2 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and ACT 4; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in AUD 6.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 26948 Textbook
2 Units - 6.3 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and ACT 4; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in AUD 6.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 25914 Textbook
3 Units - 9.5 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and ACT 4; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in AUD 6.
On-Campus

Students should enroll in TA 407, 461, 462 or 464 only if they have auditioned for a Main Stage, Storytime or Pennywhistle Players production and have either been cast in one of the shows or asked to be part of the technical crew.




Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 20, 2011