Spring 2016 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 15-May 12
MW        03:00PM-06:20PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 106         18159 
Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:15PM LEC L.DeLappe            SCC MAIN PAC 106         18572 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC A.Sher               SCC MAIN PAC 202         16682 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 16-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 106         17983 
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 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 16-May 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Sher               SCC MAIN PAC 106         18160 
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 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         16592 
Textbook
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         17630 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. (C-ID THTR 151)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 158         17632 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17633 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. (C-ID THTR 152)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 158         17741 
Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17742 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 16-May 18
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 158         18476 
Textbook
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 16-May 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17428 
Textbook
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 16-May 18
M         01:30PM-03:40PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 159         16833 
Textbook
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 16-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 106         16836 
Textbook
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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                 19231 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Weinsheink          TBA TBA                   
On-Campus

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: April 27, 2016