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Theatre Program/Classes

SPRING 2019 THEATRE ARTS CLASSES ARE NOW OPEN

 

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 course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. 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 required attendance of theatre productions. It is an audience-oriented, non-performance theatre arts course open to all students. (C-ID THTR 111) 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TBA

TBA

LEC

C.Fortin

CRC MAIN Online

15055

Textbook

 

Online class.
Online Orientation. There is no on-campus orientation for this course. Each student must complete the online orientation. Which can be found by logging TA 300 on CANVAS (available at https://canvas.losrios.edu) by Saturday January 20. Also, each student must e-mail Professor Fortin a properly formatted email with the orientation assignment attached at fortinc (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu by 11:59pm on Monday, January 22, in order to remain in the course.
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) DSL, Cable modem or faster connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, (3) Microsoft Word software, (4) Adobe Acrobat Reader, (5) Flash Media player (latest version) 

TBA

TBA

LEC

C.Fortin

CRC MAIN Online

15369

Textbook

 

Online class.
Online Orientation. There is no on-campus orientation for this course. Each student must complete the online orientation. Which can be found by logging TA 300 on CANVAS (available at https://canvas.losrios.edu) by Saturday January 20. Also, each student must e-mail Professor Fortin a properly formatted email with the orientation assignment attached at fortinc (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu by 11:59pm on Monday, January 22, in order to remain in the course.
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) DSL, Cable modem or faster connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, (3) Microsoft Word software, (4) Adobe Acrobat Reader, (5) Flash Media player (latest version) 


TA 344    Improvisation and Theatre Games    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC 
Description: This class will include theatre games and improvisational exercises designed to develop trust and cooperation, mental acuity, and physical and vocal range as an actor. Improvisation technique will be developed, providing a strong foundation for more advanced work in scripted and non-scripted performance and also in modern rehearsal technique that involves extensive use of improvisation. Students may be required to attend live theatrical performances. 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

F

10:30AM-12:40PM

LEC

G.Dartez

CRC MAIN CAC 230

20452

Textbook

 

TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
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. American realistic scenes and monologues are staged and performed in the classroom. The emphasis will be placed on broadening the understanding of the acting process. (C-ID THTR 151) 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh

12:00PM-01:20PM

LEC

S.Gilbert

CRC MAIN CAC 230

15140

Textbook

 

TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC 
Description: This course follows TA 350 and continues the exploration of the theories and techniques used in the preparation of a role for the stage. A variety of scenes and monologues are staged and performed in the classroom. An emphasis will be placed on deepening the understanding of the acting process. The student actor is encouraged to explore and expand the range and flexibility of their individual acting process. Student actors are required to participate in a student showcase performance at the end of each semester. (C-ID THTR 152) 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW

10:30AM-11:50AM

LEC

G.Dartez

CRC MAIN CAC 230

20453

Textbook

 

TA 404    Techniques of Puppetry    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
Description: This course explores puppetry as a dramatic medium. It covers the history and development of puppetry; puppet design and creation; puppet manipulation and improvisation; and puppet play production techniques and applications. 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh

04:00PM-04:50PM

LEC

TBA

CRC MAIN TA 412

21346

Textbook

 

 

TTh

05:00PM-06:20PM

LAB

TBA

CRC MAIN TA 412

     

TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
Description: This course is an introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements. Includes basic concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, and career possibilities. Also included in this class is an introduction to theatrical construction and painting techniques; types of theatrical scenery and backstage organization. These topics are explored through a combination of lecture and practical experience gained by working on department productions. (C-ID THTR 171) 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW

12:00PM-12:50PM

LEC

M.Flynn

CRC MAIN TA 406

14654

Textbook

 

 

MW

01:00PM-02:20PM

LAB

M.Flynn

CRC MAIN TA 406

     

TA 422    Stage Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
Description: This course is an introduction to basic concepts of stage lighting, including planning, rigging and operations of lighting systems; optics, equipment, electricity, control and color; basic lighting design. (C-ID THTR 173) 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh

12:00PM-12:50PM

LEC

C.Babka

TBA TBA

20454

Textbook

 

 

TTh

01:00PM-02:20PM

LAB

C.Babka

TBA TBA

     

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 ; 54 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, costumes through individual projects and participation in major productions. 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW

12:00PM-12:50PM

LEC

M.Flynn

CRC MAIN TA 406

14656

Textbook

 

 

MW

01:00PM-02:20PM

LAB

M.Flynn

CRC MAIN TA 406

     

TA 430    Costume Construction    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
Description: This course explores the basic areas of costume construction. Topics include fabrics, color, patterns, sewing techniques, costume pieces, and accessories. Period styles, costume analysis, and basic design are also covered. This course offers experience in constructing costumes for theatrical productions. Through the construction of costumes for the Theatre Arts productions students will learn techniques of pattern drafting and sewing for stage use. (C-ID THTR 174) 

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh

06:00PM-06:50PM

LEC

TBA

CRC MAIN TA 413

20456

Textbook

 

 

TTh

07:00PM-08:20PM

LAB

TBA

CRC MAIN TA 413