Courses

THTR 9 - Introduction to Theater Arts

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

Aesthetic, artistic, technical, and business aspects of theater.

THTR 10 - History of Theater Arts

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 113)

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Dramatic literature and the development of dramatic art. Representative plays and the history and development of the living stage will be stressed.

THTR 11 - Principles of Acting I

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 151)

Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of acting as an artistic discipline. Analysis of the plot, characterization and language of the drama. Performances of laboratory scenes, readings and exercises.

THTR 12 - Principles of Acting II

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 152)

Prerequisite: THTR 11
Investigation of acting techniques through the study and presentation of varied dramatic scenes. 

THTR 14 - Stagecraft

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 171)

Theory and practice of scenery construction and stage lighting. Practical work in scene design and construction and lighting layouts, with the opportunity to perform these tasks in actual theatre situations. By virtue of the wide range of productions staged by the department, students who repeat this course will increase their skills and proficiency. 

THTR 15 - Play Rehearsal and Performance

1-3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 191)

(May be taken four times for credit)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Prerequisite: Admission by audition
Planning, preparation, and presentation of college-sponsored dramatic presentations. Emphasis on acting with some technical theater assignments. Attendance at performances is required.

THTR 16 - Theatrical Make-Up

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 175)

Theory and practice of makeup for the stage. Emphasis will be on the design and application of straight, stylized, character, and other make-up techniques.

THTR 17 - Acting for the Camera

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

Prerequisite: THTR 11
Study in performance for TV and films. Background, methodology and techniques of acting for the camera. Includes TV equipment and how to make it work for the TV actor; study of image, type, and character, evaluation and use of scripts and monologues with practical exercises and on-camera scenes in various styles such as TV drama, sit-coms, commercials. Assists students to prepare for an occupation in the performing areas of television and film. 

THTR 18 - Technical Theater Practicum

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 192)

(May be taken four times for credit)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Technical preparation and operation of productions presented to the community. The student will be involved in one or more of the following areas: stage scenery construction, stage lighting set up, property construction, stage sound set up, costume construction and make-up. Crew assignments will be given to the student upon enrollment. The availability of assignments is contingent upon the requirements of the production.

THTR 19 - Theatrical Costuming

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 174)

Theatrical costuming design and construction. Includes the study of costume history, principles of costume design, fibers and textiles, basic costume construction, and design rendering techniques. Costume crew assignments for major productions will provide practical instruction in actual performance demands on costumes and their proper maintenance. Class is suitable for people interested in costuming for theater, dance, film, television, and reenactments.

THTR 25 - Theatrical Playwriting

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Playwriting for the stage. Students will create and critique their own plays, as well as study and critique plays from established authors and productions. Includes basics of linear, episodic, 'A'-'B' and ritual structures.

THTR 60 - Children's Theater

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)

(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Practice of children's theater through the creation and performance of new work for young audiences. Includes experience in story development, design, directing and performance culminating in the practical application of a series of public presentations.

THTR 99 - Special Projects in Theater

1-2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)

In order to offer students recognition for their academic interests and ability, and the opportunity to explore their disciplines in greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Students must have instructor's authorization before enrolling in this class. Students who repeat this course will make individual contracts with the instructor to ensure that proficiencies are enhanced.