Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T04 1           16984 
Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN BUS 107         20481 Textbook
On-Campus


TA 303    History and Theory of the Theatre II    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 principal types of twentieth century theatre. 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN T04 1           19241 
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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Alforque           SCC MAIN BUS 236         20483 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Silcox             SCC MAIN RHS 222         18002 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN T07 1           18536 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN T07 1           18003 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 27          19630 
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On-Campus


TA 318    Diversity in American Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better, or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to cultural diversity as it is expressed in American film. 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 film narrative, production practices, and critical responses. Issues of class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Media stereotypes and their social, political, and cultural origins and the responses to these stereotypes by 20th & 21st century film makers will be examined through film viewings, lecture, and discussion.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Alforque           SCC MAIN TEC 102         19171 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN BUS 143         18830 
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MW        04:00PM-05:50PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN BUS 143           
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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        06:00PM-06:55PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 21          18832 
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MW        07:05PM-08:25PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 21            
On-Campus


TA 336    Introduction to Motion Graphics for Film: Apple Motion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GCOM 330 and TA 333; with a grade of C or better and Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This hands-on course will familiarize students with Motion, Apple's evolutionary software for motion graphics design. The course comprehensively covers working with Motion's Real-Time Design engine and interface, behavior-based animation, parameter behaviors, blend modes, advanced particle system design, advanced title animation, working with templates, chroma key techniques, masking methods, DVD motion menu design, tablet-driven gesture UI techniques, working with audio, keyframing, and integration. This course may be taken two times using different software or software versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 21          19631 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN BUS 239         18281 
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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           16883 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2             
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18538 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18540 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T07 1           18541 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18723 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T07 1           18724 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN BUS 239         18179 
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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           17214 
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TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN T08 2           17214 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           17214 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             SCC MAIN T08 2           17215 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN T08 2           17215 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           17215 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             SCC MAIN T08 2           17216 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN T08 2           17216 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           17216 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             SCC MAIN T08 2           17213 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN T08 2           17213 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           17213 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 D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18320 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2           18320 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           18320 Textbook
Pennywhistle
.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             SCC MAIN T08 2           18321 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2           18321 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           18321 Textbook
Pennywhistle
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             SCC MAIN T08 2           18322 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2           18322 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           18322 Textbook
Pennywhistle
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             SCC MAIN T08 2           18323 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2           18323 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           18323 Textbook
Pennywhistle
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

Students should enroll in TA 407, 461, 464, or 465 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, Jan 14-May 16
M         01:30PM-03:40PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T01 1           17217 
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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN BUS 240         17220 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:50PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T01 1             
On-Campus


TA 455    Race & Ethnicity in Performance II    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course investigates the use of theatre, performance, and related disciplines for the purposes of pursuing educational equity, community development, and/or social action. The course will focus on local communities of Asian/Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and/or recent immigrant groups, their cross-cultural relationships, and their artistic movements in late 20th/early 21st century performance. Under the direction of the instructor, students will identify a contemporary campus or community issue, collaborate on the development of an original, community-based theatre event, and participate in public performances. Specific readings and topics will adapt to the events and students current to the semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       04:00PM-04:50PM LEC A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2           19645 
Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-06:05PM LAB A.Alforque           SCC MAIN T08 2             
On-Campus


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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18905 
Textbook
.5 Unit - 1.6 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18028 Textbook
1 Unit - 3.2 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18906 Textbook
2 Units - 6.3 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN T08 2           18907 Textbook
3 Units - 9.5 hours per week
Meets T Th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Auditorium and T08 2; Sa Su, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in T08 2.
On-Campus

Students should enroll in TA 407, 461, 464, or 465 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 465    Rehearsal and Performance - Musical    .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 musical 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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           19648 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T08 2           19648 Textbook
.5 Unit - 1.6 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           19649 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T08 2           19649 Textbook
1 Unit - 3.2 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           19650 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T08 2           19650 Textbook
2 Units - 6.3 hours per week
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN T08 2           19651 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Hanson             SCC MAIN T08 2           19651 Textbook
3 Units - 9.5 hours per week
On-Campus

Students should enroll in TA 407, 461, 464, or 465 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.


Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 26, 2012