Spring 2018 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 13-May 10
MW        03:00PM-06:20PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 106         18174 
Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
F         09:00AM-12:15PM LEC A.Sher               SCC MAIN PAC 202         18487 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN PAC 202         16995 Textbook
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LEC P.Mohrmann           SCC MAIN Online          19110 Textbook
Online Class.

TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN Online          19233 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Art Court Theatre (PAC 160).


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 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN Online          20500 
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Online Class.


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 13-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN PAC 106         18175 
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 13-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         16919 
Textbook
MW        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 13-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         17758 
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 13-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         17856 
Textbook
On-Campus


TA 364    Shakespeare Without Fear    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 310 with grades of "C" or better, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to give the student a non-threatening opportunity to explore performance of Shakespeare plays. Some of the topics covered include acting, language, stage combat, and auditioning techniques. Students will gain insights into the historical and cultural context of Shakespeare's works through their performances and discuss their contemporary relevance.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN Online          20521 
Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA


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 13-May 16
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17602 
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 13-May 16
M         01:30PM-03:40PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 160         17114 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-05:15PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 160           
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 13-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN PAC 106         20484 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-04:05PM LAB TBA                  SCC MAIN PAC 158           
On-Campus


TA 424    Advanced Technical Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 420 and 422 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will explore advanced technical theatre production techniques and design in the areas of scenery, props, lighting, sound, scenic painting, rigging or stage management, and costumes through individual projects and participation in major productions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
M         01:30PM-03:40PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 160         20058 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-05:15PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 160           
On-Campus


TA 436    Historic Costuming    3 Units

Same As: FASHN 335
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; FASHN 340, FASHN 301, LIBR 318, and MATH 34 with grades of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: The impact of social, political, cultural, and economic issues on costume is explored from the cradle of civilization through modern times. Specific periods of fashion are researched to design and construct historically correct garments. Students will learn how to apply the principles of modern pattern making to various historical styles and use this knowledge to design and create historical costumes. The unique cut and construction of each historical period is covered, from undergarments to accessories, for each fashion period. Students will learn to create necessary adaptations to these garments for successful stage applications. One field trip is required. Credit may be earned for FASHN 335 or TA 436, but not for both courses. The cost per student to participate is approximately $35-$90.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC L.Giovannetti        SCC MAIN RHS 262         19255 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB L.Giovannetti        SCC MAIN RHS 262           
On-Campus


TA 452    One-Act Play Workshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores the play production process. Class members collaborate in the analysis, preparation, and production of one-act plays through participation as directors, writers, actors, or technicians. The process culminates in public performances.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
F         10:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 106         20519 
Textbook
F         12:15PM-03:35PM LAB J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 106           
On-Campus


TA 495    Independent Studies in Theatre Arts    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to 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 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 18729 
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Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 17, 2017