Theater Arts (THEA)

THEA-89 0.5-3 Units Theater Arts Academy

18-108 hours activity; 18-108 hours total

This course providing a broad introduction to educational opportunities and career pathways in theater arts. This course is designed for first-time college students and does not require any theater experience.

Not transferable

THEA-99 1-3 Units Independent Study in Theater Arts

54-162 hours lab; 54-162 hours total

Allows students to explore in depth an area of theater arts practice, production or performance under the guidance of an instructor. Production and performance projects culminate with a final work evaluated by the instructor.

Not transferable

THEA-100 3 Units Introduction to Theater

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

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.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-105 3 Units Culture and Gender in Theater

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course explores the contributions and perspectives of various cultural, ethnic and gender groups to contemporary American drama. Students in this course will study plays by African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans and other cultural and gender groups. Cross-listed with HUMA-174.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-110 3 Units Acting I

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course provides students with a study of the essential skills required for acting. Course content includes movement, speech, theater games and improvisation, reading and viewing plays.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-111 3 Units Acting II

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of THEA-110 with a minimum grade of C.

This course follows Acting 1 and continues the exploration of theories and techniques used in preparation from the interpretation of drama through acting. The emphasis will be placed on deepening the understanding of the acting process through character analysis, monologues, and scenes.

Transfers to CSU only

THEA-115 3 Units Acting Shakespeare

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course is designed to provide a basic approach to the creation of effective dramatic presentations of the plays of William Shakespeare. Students will study Elizabethan and contemporary stage technique; and develop skills dealing with interpretive, vocal and physical demands of contemporary Shakespearean performance.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-120 3 Units History of Theater

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course covers the development of world theater its origin to the present day with a focus on the evolution of theater spaces, traditions, and productions.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-122 3 Units Improvisation and Physical Theater

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This interactive course explores improvisation and physical theater through theater games, somatic awareness, individual and ensemble performance and devised work. The course also increases sponteneity, in the moment problem solving and dynamism on stage through physical expression. Topics may include the works of Spolin, Johnstone, Bogart, Meyerhold, Barba and Grotowski.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-140 1-3 Units Technical Theatre in Production

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

This course covers the study and practice of technical theater.Topics will include theatrical design, scenic painting and construction techniques, sound, lighting, and computer technology, special effects, costume and makeup, stage and front of house management, theater safety, and production crews.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-141 3 Units Stagecraft

108 hours activity; 108 hours total

An introduction to technical theater and the creation of scenic elements. Course content includes basic concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, and career possibilities. May include stage management, lighting, and/or sound techniques. Lecture, reading, projects, and practical experience.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-142 3 Units Introduction to Stage Costume

108 hours activity; 108 hours total

Students will study costume history, design and fashion, as well as basic construction techniques as an introduction to theatrical costuming.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-143 1-3 Units Technical Theater in Production: Lighting and Sound

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

This course covers theory and techniques utilized in lighting and sound design and sound engineering for the stage. It involves the study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design and sound with an emphasis on design and reinforcement.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-144 1-3 Units Technical Theater in Performance: Production Management

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Introduction to all aspects of Production Management including production coordination, stage management, run crew, and front of house.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-151 1-3 Units Theater Production: Contemporary

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Theater Production: Contemporary provides instruction and supervised participation in rehearsals and performances of contemporary plays to be presented before the campus and community with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-152 1-3 Units Theater Production: Young Audiences

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Theater Production: Young Audiences provides instruction and supervised participation in rehearsals and performances of plays for young audiences to be presented before the campus and community with full production support. Students develop rehearsal and performance etiquette and methodologies for performing with and for K-12 students.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-153 1-3 Units Musical Theater Production: Repertory

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Musical Theater Production: Repertory provides instruction and supervised participation in rehearsals and performances of musicals to be presented before the public with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-154 1-3 Units Theater Production: Repertory

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on enrollment: By Audition.

Theater Production: Repertory provides performance, arts administration and technical theater skills through supervised participation in rehearsals and performances of plays on stage for the campus and community with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-155 1-3 Units Dance Theater Production

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Theater Dance Production provides instruction and supervised participation in choreography for musicals to be presented for the campus and community with full music and production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-156 1-3 Units Theater Production: Classical

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Theater Production: Classical provides instruction and supervised participation in rehearsals and performances of classical texts to be presented before the campus and community with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-157 3 Units Theater Making

108 hours activity; 108 hours total

This course is an introduction to making and performing original works. Collaboration, communication, and creative risk-taking are explored as students learn the concepts of independent and collaborative theater making.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-161 1-2 Units Summer Theater Workshop: Comedy

36-72 hours activity; 36-72 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition

Summer Theater Workshop: Comedy is designed for the production of comedic plays to be presented before the campus and community during the summer with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-162 1-2 Units Summer Theater Production: Drama

36-72 hours activity; 36-72 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Summer Theater Workshop: Drama is designed for the production of dramatic plays to be presented before the campus and community during the summer with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-163 1-2 Units Summer Theater Production: Musical

36-72 hours activity; 36-72 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Summer Theater Workshop: Musical is designed for the production of musicals to be presented before the campus and community during the summer with full musical and production support.

Transfers to CSU only

THEA-166 1-3 Units Musical Theater Production: Young Audiences

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Musical Theater Production: Young Audiences provides instruction and participation in rehearsals and performances of musicals for young audiences with full production support. Students develop rehearsal and performance etiquette and techniques to perform with and for K-12 students.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-167 1-3 Units Musical Theater Production: Broadway

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition.

Musical Theater Production: Broadway provides instruction and participation in rehearsal and performance of Broadway musicals with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-168 1-3 Units Musical Theater Production: Contemporary

36-108 hours activity; 36-108 hours total

Limitation on Enrollment: By Audition

Musical Theater Production: Contemporary is designed for the rehearsal and performance of contemporary musicals with full production support.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-170 3 Units International Performance

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course is a survey of global performance and practices, including acting, movement, voice and speech, improvisation, rehearsal, performance in an international environment.

Transfers to CSU only

THEA-210 3 Units Acting III

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of THEA-110 with a minimum grade of C.

This course is a more intermediate level of study in acting with emphasis on scene analysis and performance skills training.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

THEA-220 3 Units Acting for Fun and Profit

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course provides students with a study of the fundamental skills required for gaining employment as an actor on stage and in film as well as other mediums. Course content includes audition techniques, voice over and on-camera acting skills, guidance for securing an agent, working with casting directors,preparing photographs and resumes, and joining the entertainment unions. In addition, students will prepare monologues and other materials necessary for transfer and work as a professional actor.

Transfers to CSU only

THEA-244 3 Units Acting IV

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of THEA-110 with a minimum grade of C.

The exploration and development of advanced acting skills through technique and performance.

Transfers to both UC/CSU