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THTR 1 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE4 Units
Live performance in an electronic age - an overview of the status of live theatre including its historical, cultural and spiritual roots. Focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. Introduces the elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Survey different periods, styles and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films and viewing and critiquing live theatre.Rrequired attendance of theatre productions.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 1.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 2A HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE - CLASSICAL TO MOLIERE4 Units
The study of the history of theatre from its Origins in the East and West through the 17th Century. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied through reading and analyzing representative masterpieces of dramatic literature from Aeschylus to Moliere in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 2A or ENGL 42A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 2B HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE- MOLIERE TO MODERN4 Units
The study of the history of theatre from the Restoration through current trends. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied through reading and analyzing representative masterpieces of dramatic literature from the 17th Century to the present day in relationship to the cultural, political and social conditions of the time.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 2B or ENGL 42B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 2F HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE4 Units
An introductory survey of the history of the American musical theatre genre. Includes roots in British music halls, Viennese operetta and African American jazz through the golden age of the musical and up to the contemporary Broadway stage. Emphasis will be placed on genres and styles, as well as the key composers, lyricists, librettists, directors, producers, designers, choreographers and performers. Examines how the musical mirrors contemporary social and political events.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in MUS 2F.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 7 INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING4 Units
The qualifications of the director; the choice of plays for production; auditions and methods of casting; preparation of the play script; building the rehearsal schedule; fundamentals of composition, movement, stage business and characterization as applied to the directing of plays.
Prerequisite: THTR 20A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 7 or 52.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 8 MULTICULTURAL THEATRE ARTS IN MODERN AMERICA4 Units
A comparative study of the important post-modern American theatre movements from the 1950's to the present day examining the specific cultural traditions of these performances. Focus will be on the performance artists and major influences of African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, and Chicano/Latino Americans and the cultural movements that inspired these performances.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 8.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Areas: American Cultures & Communities, Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 12A STAGE & SCREEN4 Units
An analysis of narrative and plot dissemination through an overview comparison between the popular mediums of live performance and film or video. Ranging from ancient civilizations to the contemporary, source material will be drawn from a broad perspective of culturally diverse works with a specific eye towards comparing the personal and audience impact, the advantages and disadvantages, inherent between the two mediums by analyzing the values and properties of both through shared works of origin.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 20A ACTING I4 Units
Introduction to the craft of acting, including theory and technique emphasizing body movement, voice production, articulation, characterization principles of motivation, scene analysis, cultural empathy through standard theatre games, exercises, monologues, scenes and the background research thereof.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 20B ACTING II4 Units
Further development of concepts introduced in THTR 20A, with emphasis to expanding the students' performance potential through probing greater depaths of character analysis and text interpretation.
Prerequisite: THTR 20A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 20B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 20C ACTING III4 Units
Further development of concepts introduced in THTR 20A and 20B with focus on the performance of selected scenes from works of specific periods to acquaint students with the breadth of theatre performance genres.
Prerequisite: THTR 20A.
Advisory: THTR 20B or equivalent highly recommended; not open to students with credit in DRAM 20C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 21A SCENERY & PROPERTY CONSTRUCTION4 Units
The theory and practice of creating and using scenery and properties for dramatic presentations. Basic vocabulary, processes, tools and materials used in the production of scenery and properties for the stage. Practical application and safe use of basic woodworking tools used for creating scenery and properties for theatre arts productions.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 21A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 6 hours lecture-laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 21B INTERMEDIATE SCENERY & PROPERTY CONSTRUCTION4 Units
Continuation of THTR 21A. The theory and practice of creating and using scenery and properties for dramatic presentations. Basic vocabulary, processes, tools and materials used in the production of scenery and properties for the stage. Practical application and safe use of basic woodworking tools used for creating scenery and properties for theatre arts productions. Introduction of designing and working safely with alternative materials, basic electrical and lighting functions and sound reinforcement.
Prerequisite: THTR 21A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 21B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 6 hours lecture-laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 21C ADVANCED SCENERY & PROPERTIES CONSTRUCTION4 Units
Continuation of THTR 21B. Theory and practice creating and using scenery and properties for department dramatic presentations. Safe use of tools, materials, and construction techniques used in the construction of scenery and properties for the stage. Introduction to the use of metal in the production of scenery and properties for the stage. Basic rigging concepts, tools and practices for the stage.
Prerequisite: THTR 21B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 21C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 6 hours lecture-laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 25 INTRODUCTION TO FASHION & COSTUME CONSTRUCTION4 Units
Formerly: THTR 75
An introduction to sewing techniques, pattern cutting, costume room equipment and the design and fabrication of clothing and costumes for the theatre and stage.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in THTR 75.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 4 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 26 INTRODUCTION TO FASHION HISTORY & COSTUME DESIGN4 Units
Formerly: THTR 76
A survey of western historic fashion and costume for women and men from ancient times to the present, including the cultural and political events that shaped each era and it's clothing. An introduction to the design elements: color, line, form texture and silhouette and a brief introduction to the use of graphic techniques in the presentation of fashion and costume designs. Analysis of the artistic styles of each era as they relate to understanding costume detail and stylization.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 76 or THTR 76.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 27 LIGHTING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY4 Units
Formerly: THTR 77
A survey of lighting design for the theatre, film and television. An introduction to the basic elements of electrical wiring, lighting instruments, lighting control devices, and lighting special effects. Basic lighting design principles of color, intensity, direction and movement. Use of computer to design simple stage lighting plans.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in THTR 77.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: Pending
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THTR 31 MANAGEMENT FOR THE THEATRE & STAGE4 Units
Formerly: THTR 71
An introduction to the process and techniques of theatre management. Presentations and models of the business and management side of a theatre production focusing specifically on the roles of the general manager, production manager, and stage manager.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 71, THTR 71 or 71X.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: Pending
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 32 CAD DRAFTING FOR THE THEATRE, FILM & TELEVISION4 Units
Formerly: THTR 72B
Survey of computer drafting techniques for the theatre, film and television. Introduction to the basic elements of graphic expression and techniques used in presenting stage designs for designers and technicians working in the performing arts. Use of computer technology to present ground plans, elevations and working drawings for theatre designs.
Advisory: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ART 4A advised or previous experience in drawing or mechanical drafting; not open to students with credit in THTR 72B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 38D STAGE COMBAT2 Units
Formerly: THTR 58
Introduction to the concepts and practice of choreographed hand-to-hand and small weapons combat for stage and camera using techniques with emphasis on safety concepts and universal industry maneuver standards required for all stage combat circumstances.
Advisory: Course includes rigorous physical activity; not open to students with credit in DRAM 58 or THTR 58.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 40A BASIC THEATRICAL MAKE-UP4 Units
A practical introduction to the techniques of applying theatrical make-up for the stage.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 40A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 40B THEATRICAL MAKE-UP FOR PRODUCTION4 Units
Continuation of work in THTR 40A with emphasis in more advanced techniques and practical application experience for the stage.
Prerequisite: THTR 40A.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in DRAM 40B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 42 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN4 Units
Formerly: THTR 42A
A survey of the theory and practice of theatrical design and construction techniques using traditional and digital tools. Introduces basic concepts applicable to scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup and properties. Coursework includes research and analysis, sketching and drafting, rendering and model making and the use of computer graphics software and equipment to create three-dimensional designs for the performing arts, film, and television.
Advisory: ART 4A or equivalent; not open to students with credit in DRAM 42C or THTR 42A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: Pending
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 43A SCRIPT ANALYSIS4 Units
Presentation of the fundamental building blocks of understanding play scripts through an in-depth methodology of reading and analysis. Exploration of the foundational elements of Modern Realistic theatrical texts from study to analysis of text as intended for production. Groundwork provides the basis by which subsequent exploration of production possibilities, challenges and genres can be developed.
Advisory: THTR 20A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 43C FOUNDATIONS IN CLASSICAL ACTING6 Units
Introduction to the specific acting challenges presented by performing classical scripts, pre-18th century. Incorporate skills of language analysis, verbal acumen and physical interpretation including exploration of body awareness, flexibility, alignment, balance, muscle isolation and coordination into performance preparation and execution as they specifically relate to performing classical texts.
Prerequisite: THTR 20A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 4 hours lecture-laboratory. (96 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 43E IMPROVISATION4 Units
Presentation of the fundamentals and graduating skills of organic performance without script or text. Practical application of the theories of improvisational basic skills, universally translated to virtually all forms of improvisation, towards performance.
Prerequisite: THTR 20A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 44A PRODUCTION PROJECTS I4 Units
Formerly: THTR 44
An intensive training experience in all areas of theatre, culminating in a practical theatre production consisting of short plays. Areas of study and investigation include acting techniques, voice and diction, oral interpretation, movement and dance, theatre literature and history, stage management and other technologies related to production. Culminates in a full-scale public performance, with students participating in all areas of production.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 44.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 3 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 44B PRODUCTION PROJECTS II4 Units
Formerly: THTR 44X
Advanced practical work in stage directing, leadership roles, and featured performance work necessary for the full development of a theatrical production. Students take active roles in all creative and technical aspects involved in producing a full-scale public performance which consists of a compilation of short plays.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 44X.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 3 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: Pending
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 46A THEATRE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP I2 Units
Formerly: THTR 50
This course teaches the full development of an organic, original production from inception to performance. Under the guidance and supervision of the instructor who initiates the process, students will all contribute to produce a full-length production consisting of several student-generated short plays. Beginning students will focus as actors and production support as needed. The quarter culminates with several public performances.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in THTR 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 46B THEATRE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP II2 Units
Formerly: THTR 50B
Delves into the full development of an organic, original production from inception to performance. Students will produce a full-length production consisting of several student-generated short plays. Focus on writing skills and creative contributions to the shows content. Student responsibilities may extend to additional areas of acting and production support. The quarter culminates with several public performances.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in THTR 50B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 46C THEATRE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP III2 Units
Delves into the full development of an organic, original production from inception to performance. Students will produce a full-length production consisting of several student-generated short plays. Focus on design, directing and production coordination of all artistic elements of the show. Student responsibilities may extend to additional areas of acting and other production support. The quarter culminates with several public performances.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 46D THEATRE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP IV2 Units
Presentation of the necessary leadership and organizational skills for the full development of an organic, original production from inception to performance. Advanced students will be charged to produce a full-length production consisting of several student-generated short plays. Student responsibilities will extend to the areas of group coordination and organization in writing, acting, directing, lighting design, costume design, scenery and properties design, sound design, stage management and technical responsibilities, make-up design and publicity. The quarter culminates with several public performances.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 47A INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION6 Units
Formerly: THTR 47
Introduction to the fundamentals of musical theatre performance through the rehearsal and performance of a fully staged musical theatre production.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 47.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
18 hours laboratory. (216 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 47B INTERMEDIATE MUSIC THEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP6 Units
Formerly: THTR 47X
Develops technical skills required at the intermediate level of musical theatre performance through the rehearsal and performance of a fully staged musical theatre production.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 47X.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
18 hours laboratory. (216 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 47C ADVANCED MUSIC THEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP6 Units
Develops technical skills required at the advanced level of musical theatre performance through the rehearsal and performance of a fully staged musical theatre production.
Prerequisite: THTR 47B or by audition and instructor assignment.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
18 hours laboratory. (216 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 48A VOCAL PRODUCTION & SPEECH4 Units
An introduction to the fundamentals of vocal production and the application of those principles to speech for performance intent. Topics will include the basics of physiology of sound production, breath support, use of natural resonators, warm-up techniques, diction and text communication, dialect recognitions and employment. These fundamental techniques will be applied to a broad cultural landscape of dramatic literature at basic levels.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 48B SINGING TECHNIQUE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE4 Units
Practical introduction to the fundamentals of singing for musical theatre repertoire. Students will explore the principals of healthy vocal production in solo and/or ensemble singing to develop the singing voice through exercises and repertoire from the Standard American Musical Theatre. Songs will be developed with strong emphasis on character development and communication.
Advisory: MUS 13A, 13B and 13C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 48C MUSICAL THEATRE REPERTOIRE FOR SINGERS4 Units
Vocal techniques and styles as utilized in musical theater. Instruction includes development of singing skills, basic body movement, acting technique, interpretation of Broadway song literature in a staged performance. Students are required to prepare a final project excerpted from a standard works. Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.
Prerequisite: THTR 48B or instructor approval.
Advisory: MUS 13C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 49A PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION I6 Units
Formerly: THTR 49
Supervised participation as a performer in scheduled non-musical productions of the Theatre Arts Department with a designated emphasis towards confidence in performing as well as integrative familiarity in the full process of mounting a production for public performance. Culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 49.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 49B PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION II6 Units
Formerly: THTR 49X
Supervised performance participation in scheduled productions of the theatre arts department with a specific target towards text interpretation and commitment to characterization through live public performance. Culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 49X.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 49C PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION III6 Units
Formerly: THTR 49Y
Supervised participation as a performer in scheduled non-musical productions of the theatre arts department with a designated emphasis towards advanced vocal acumen and heightened physical embodiment through live public performance. Culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment; not open to students with credit in THTR 49Y.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 49D PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION IV6 Units
Supervised performance participation in scheduled productions of the theatre arts department with specific inclusion through a rehearsal into live public performance context of augmented, nuanced acting skill premises and enhanced script interpretation of cultural and socio-economic circumstances. Culminates in a fully staged theatrical production.
Advisory: Enrollment subject to audition and instructor assignment.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 56 CHARACTERIZATION5 Units
An advanced actor training course intended for students developing encompassing strategies towards pursuing realistic depiction of scripted characters offering extraordinary personality challenges. In-depth personality, environmental, observations and research with multiple premises of foundational acting and movement training towards performance preparation and execution.
Prerequisite: THTR 20A.
Advisory: THTR 38, 43A, 43B, 43C, 43D; concurrent enrollment in THTR 81.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 57 ACTOR MARKETING STRATEGIES2 Units
Formerly : THTR 43G
Developing effective marketing strategies for a career in theatre. The actor's process in preparation for theatrical auditions, selection of appropriate audition performance pieces, the presentation of self in various audition settings, and the development of industry standard self-promotion materials. Performance will include at least two prepared monologues, and multiple cold reading and prepared sides with a focus on stage auditioning.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in THTR 81; THTR 43A; not open to students with credit in THTR 43G.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 63A FILM & TELEVISION ACTING WORKSHOP4 Units
Application of concepts developed in the stage acting classes with the necessary adaptations required for film and television performance. Work with the variety of styles currently used in film and television, including commercial, dramatic, documentary and industrial. Class time will be divided between lecture, workshops and on-camera performance time to learn and experiment with the subject matter.
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in THTR 81.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEATRE ARTS1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Theatre Arts beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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THTR 71R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEATRE ARTS2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Theatre Arts beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 72R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEATRE ARTS3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Theatre Arts beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 73R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEATRE ARTS4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Theatre Arts beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 81 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PERFORMANCE SEMINAR4 Units
A seminar in directed readings, discussions, performance analysis and projects encompassing contemporary performance trends, events and issues, and the business of the entertainment industry. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 97 ACTORS' ENSEMBLE1 Unit
A course in performance and/or rehearsal of varied dramatic forms designed for public performance of original, established or touring works. All aspects of theatre may be covered, including acting, directing, playwriting, lighting, costuming, scene design, set construction and make-up for the theatre. Students will prepare for staged productions for public performance in potentially differing spaces.
Prerequisite: Enrollment subject to audition and/or interview
Advisory: Pass/No Pass.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hour laboratory for each unit of credit. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 97X ACTORS' ENSEMBLE2 Units
A course in performance and/or rehearsal of varied dramatic forms designed for public performance of original, established or touring works. All aspects of theatre may be covered, including acting, directing, playwriting, lighting, costuming, scene design, set construction and make-up for the theatre. Students will prepare for staged productions for public performance in potentially differing spaces.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; enrollment subject to audition and/or interview.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 97Y ACTORS' ENSEMBLE4 Units
A course in performance and/or rehearsal of varied dramatic forms designed for public performance of original, established or touring works. All aspects of theatre may be covered, including acting, directing, playwriting, lighting, costuming, scene design, set construction and make-up for the theatre. Students will prepare for staged productions for public performance in potentially differing spaces.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; enrollment subject to audition and/or interview.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture-laboratory, 7 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 97Z ACTORS' ENSEMBLE6 Units
A course in performance and/or rehearsal of varied dramatic forms designed for public performance of original, established or touring works. All aspects of theatre may be covered, including acting, directing, playwriting, lighting, costuming, scene design, set construction and make-up for the theatre. Students will prepare for staged productions for public performance in potentially differing spaces.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; enrollment subject to audition and/or interview.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory, 10 hours laboratory. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
THTR 99A TECHNICAL THEATRE IN PRODUCTION I4 Units
Students will gain practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and running crews.
Advisory: Students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to schedule hours and responsibilities.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 99B TECHNICAL THEATRE IN PRODUCTION II4 Units
Students will gain a practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following theatre technical areas: construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, special effects and running crews based on the students level of experience and the demands of the current department productions. Students will assume greater responsibility for the planning and scheduling of work in their assigned area.
Prerequisite: THTR 99A
Advisory: Students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to arrange hours and assignments.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 99C TECHNICAL THEATRE IN PRODUCTION III4 Units
Continuation of THTR 99B. Students will gain additional practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and running crews. Students will assume greater responsibility for the design and implementation of technical elements for a theatrical production as department heads or group leaders.
Prerequisite: THTR 99B.
Advisory: Students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to arrange hours and assignments.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 99D TECHNICAL THEATRE IN PRODUCTION IV4 Units
Continuation of THTR 99C. Students will gain practical experience in the application of production techniques and organization in any or all of the following areas: construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and production crews.
Prerequisite: THTR 99C.
Advisory: THTR 21A; students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to arrange hours and assignments.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 99E TECHNICAL THEATRE MANAGEMENT IN PRODUCTION6 Units
Students will gain practical experience in the application of production management responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, production management, or technical department management.
Advisory: THTR 99A and 21A or 25; lab hours will occur on specific evenings and weekends during the quarter; required meeting with instructor during first week of quarter to assign responsibilities and hours per production schedule.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture-laboratory, 12 hours laboratory. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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THTR 99F TECHNICAL THEATRE MANAGEMENT IN PRODUCTION II6 Units
Students will gain practical experience in the application of theatre management responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, production management, or technical department management. Students in this class will be expected to assume responsibility for assembling and organizing the work of several groups or departments in the successful creation of a large theatrical production.
Prerequisite: THTR 99E.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture-laboratory, 12 hours laboratory. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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