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Theatre Arts (2014-2015)
The Theatre Arts department is an important center for theatre training encompassing acting, performance, literature, design and technical studies. Branches of the theatre arts department include theatre technology, Foothill Music Theatre and the general studies program for both majors and non-majors.
The theatre department operates a theatre program for both non-theatre major and theatre majors, consisting of theatre appreciation, multi-cultural theatre studies, studio-acting classes, production related classes, technical theatre studies, industry preparation and electives in theatre specialization.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to proceed to further educational opportunities or entry-level workforce employment in their prescribed area of the performing arts with a minimal adjustment period.
Students will be able to employ skill sets of collaboration relevant to multiple arenas of alliance or teamwork within the performing arts arena.
 
Career Opportunities
The theatre program prepares the student to continue studies at a four-year institution, transfer into more specialized performance (stage and on-camera) training or to apprentice or work in the performing arts industry. Graduates have opportunities to pursue careers as stage and film actors, directors, producers, stage managers, run crew, make-up artists, teachers, artistic directors, casting directors and more.
 
Units required for Major: 54
Units required for Certificate: 24
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core courses (16 units)
Support courses (38 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CCC = Career Certificate [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Core Courses: (16 units)
THTR 2A History of Dramatic Literature-Classical to Moliere (4 units)
THTR 2B History of Dramatic Literature-Moliere to Modern (4 units)
THTR 20A Acting I (4 units)
THTR 31 Management for the Theatre & Stage (4 units)
 
Support Courses: (38 units)
Select 4 units from the following:
THTR 1 Introduction to Theatre (4 units)
THTR 2F History of American Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America (4 units)
THTR 12A Stage & Screen (4 units)
THTR 26 Introduction to Fashion History & Costume Design (4 units)

And 4 units from the following:
THTR 7 Introduction to Directing (4 units)
THTR 20B Acting II (4 units)
THTR 21A Scenery & Property Construction (4 units)
THTR 25 Introduction to Fashion & Costume Construction (4 units)
THTR 27 Lighting Design & Technology (4 units)
THTR 40A Basic Theatrical Make-Up (4 units)

And 20 units from the following:
THTR 20C Acting III (4 units)
THTR 38D Stage Combat (2 units)
THTR 40B Theatrical Make-up for Production (4 units)
THTR 43A Script Analysis (4 units)
THTR 43C Foundations in Classical Acting (6 units)
THTR 43E Improvisation (4 units)
THTR 48A Vocal Production & Speech (4 units)
THTR 48B Singing Technique for Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 48C Musical Theatre Repertoire for Singers (4 units)
THTR 56 Characterization (5 units)
THTR 57 Actor Marketing Strategies (2 units)
THTR 63A Film & Television Acting Workshop (4 units)
THTR 81 Contemporary Issues in Performance Seminar (4 unit)

And 10 units from the following:
THTR 44A Production Projects I (4 units)
THTR 44B Production Projects II (4 Units)
THTR 46A Theatre Development Workshop I (2 units)
THTR 46B Theatre Development Workshop II (2 units)
THTR 46C Theatre Development Workshop III (2 units)
THTR 46D Theatre Development Workshop IV (2 units)
THTR 47A Introduction to Musical Theatre Production (6 units)
THTR 47B Intermediate Music Theatre Production Workshop (6 units)
THTR 47C Advanced Music Theatre Production Workshop (6 units)
THTR 49A Production Performance I (6 units)
THTR 49B Production Performance II (6 units)
THTR 49C Production Performance III (6 units)
THTR 49D Production Performance IV (6 units)
THTR 99A Technical Theatre in Production I (4 units)
THTR 99B Technical Theatre in Production II (4 units)
THTR 99C Technical Theatre in Production III (4 units)
THTR 99D Technical Theatre in Production IV (4 units)
THTR 99E Technical Theatre Management in Production (6 units)
THTR 99F Technical Theatre Management in Production II (6 units)

* Students may also use courses listed in the third section of support courses to fulfill the requirement for the fourth section of support courses.
Actor Training Career Certificate(24 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
Core Course: (4 units)
THTR 2B History of Dramatic Literature-Moliere to Modern (4 units)
And 20 units from the following:
THTR 43E Improvisation (4 units)
THTR 48A Vocal Production & Speech (4 units)
THTR 48B Singing Technique for Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 48C Musical Theatre Repertoire for Singers (4 units)
THTR 56 Characterization (5 units)
THTR 63A Film & Television Acting Workshop (4 units)
THTR 81 Contemporary Issues in Performance Seminar (4 unit)

Academic Year: 2014-2015

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2014-05-12 09:58:32

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