Spring 2015 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) 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. (C-ID THTR 111)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MW        03:00PM-06:20PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 106         18061 
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On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC L.DeLappe            SCC MAIN PAC 106         18604 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC A.Sher               SCC MAIN PAC 202         16440 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 17-May 20
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 134         17850 
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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 and through theatre. The course will identify, compare and contrast the cultural identities, histories and artistic expressions of Asian/Pacific Americans; Black/African Americans; Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans; European-Americans; Native Americans; and multi-racial/multi-ethnicity/multi-nationality and immigrant groups. The social, cultural, and political contexts that shaped these works will also be discussed. Constructs of race, ethnicity, 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 17-May 20
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.DeLappe            SCC MAIN PAC 106         18062 
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TA 310    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Same As: ENGLT 400
Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.; 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: 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 17-May 20
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 202         17127 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC S.Silcox             SCC MAIN RHS 208         17126 Textbook
On-Campus


TA 312    History of Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: 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 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Mounier            SCC MAIN PAC 202         17884 
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TA 318    Diversity in American Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 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 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 and 21st century film makers will be examined through film viewings, lecture, and discussion.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 202         17820 
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TA 320    Cinema Genres    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 310 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to explore in depth one or more film genres. Special attention is paid to development, aesthetics, popularity, and artists of the specific form.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
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MW        06:30PM-09:50PM LEC J.Mounier            SCC MAIN PAC 106         18525 
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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 17-May 20
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121         17645 
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TTh       04:00PM-06:05PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
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, and 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 17-May 20
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         17647 
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MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GCOM330 and TA333 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 revolutionary software for motion graphics design. The course comprehensively covers 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         17885 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus


TA 339    Screenwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 (College Composition) 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 17-May 20
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17315 
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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 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         16346 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 150           
On-Campus

TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         17465 Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 150           
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 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17467 
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TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17468 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 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17577 
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TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17578 Textbook
On-Campus


TA 356    Acting for the Camera I    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or 351 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in the theory and techniques of acting for film and television. This course compares the differences between acting on the stage and acting for the camera. Scenes and commercials will be rehearsed, performed, and played back for critiques.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 158         18453 
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TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 158           
On-Campus


TA 395    Playwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 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 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 17-May 20
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17248 
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On-Campus


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. (C-ID THTR 171)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
M         01:30PM-03:40PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 159         16603 
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W         01:00PM-05:15PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 150           
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. (C-ID THTR 173)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 106         16606 
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TTh       02:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 150           
On-Campus


TA 495    Independent Studies in Theatre Arts    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among college, faculty members, and students. Independent Studies in Theatre Arts offers students a chance to do research and/or experimentation that is more typical of advanced studies in Theatre Arts. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 18663 
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: November 26, 2014



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