Theatre Arts

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TA 100 SURVEY OF DRAMA 3 Units Covers the dramatic literature and performance of Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, Romantic, Realistic, and Modern plays from diverse cultures around the world. [D; CSU; UC]
TA 100 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81535 TA 100 01 09:30AM-10:45AM MW 911 Cortez,Sandra 18 6*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
81536 TA 100 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Levingston,Henry 18 17*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE 3 Units Covers the appreciation of the theatre event. Focuses on how theatre affects and is affected by human issues. Requires attendance at selected theatrical events. A non-technical course for the general student. [D; CSU; UC]
TA 101 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81537 TA 101 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Thompson,Matthew 18 18*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 108 INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATIC SCRIPTWRITING 3 Units Covers dramatic writing for television, film, and theatre. Emphasizes character development, plot, and dialogue creation. Addresses style, timing, and adaptation. (Same as TELE 208.) [D; CSU]
TA 108 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81538 TA 108 01 09:30AM-10:45AM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 18 9*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 110 ELEMENTARY ACTING I 3 Units Focuses on fundamental principles of acting and the development of physical and vocal self-expression in every day communication. Emphasizes the skills necessary to create classical and contemporary character roles. [D; CSU; UC]
TA 110 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81539 TA 110 01 09:00AM-10:05AM MW 912 Yeager,Ruff 14 10*
    10:15AM-12:05PM MW 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/10/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
One additional hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
81540 TA 110 03 09:00AM-09:50AM TTH 912 Cortez,Sandra 18 0*
    10:00AM-10:50AM TTH 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
One additional hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 115 ACTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM 3 Units Provides an overview of the basic techniques of acting on camera. Includes exercises in sense memory and effective memory, action, relaxation, and concentration. Emphasizes improvisational techniques, subjective camera monologues, auditions, and scene performance. (Same as TELE 115.) [D; CSU; UC]
TA 115 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81541 TA 115 01 01:00PM-01:50PM TTH 912 Warriner,John 18 9*
    02:00PM-03:15PM TTH 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
81542 TA 115 03 01:00PM-02:50PM F 912 Warriner,John 18 12*
    03:00PM-04:50PM F 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
Additional one hour five minutes to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 120 THEATRE WORKSHOP---PERFORMANCE 2 Units [Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition conducted during the first week of class.] Covers acting skills and choreography for main stage theatre productions. Requires attendance at rehearsals and performances. [D; CSU; UC]
TA 120 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81543 TA 120 60 06:00PM-08:25PM MW 911 Rodda,Katherine 9 11*
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 9/2/2013 Ends: 10/27/2013
Musical-Hairspray Limitation on enrollment. Enrollment subject to audition conducted on August 28th at 6pm, room 911. An additional seven hours fifteen minutes to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 127 THEATRE WORKSHOP---STUDIO PERFORMANCE 2 Units [Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition conducted during the first week of class.] Covers acting skills for studio theatre productions. Requires attendance at rehearsals and performances. [D; CSU]
TA 127 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81544 TA 127 60 01:00PM-01:25PM MW 912 Yeager,Ruff 12 12*
    01:25PM-03:30PM MW 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/23/2013 Ends: 12/11/2013
'Bomb-itty of Errors: an add-rap-tation of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors' by Allen Dutton.
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TA 134 IMPROVISATION FOR THE THEATRE 3 Units Focuses on practice of the skills necessary to create spontaneous, original characters, and scenes. Improves the development of creative imagination, confidence, critical analysis, and integrates current and historical events into dramatic situations. [D; CSU]
TA 134 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81545 TA 134 60 06:00PM-07:50PM M 912 Thompson,Matthew 18 6*
    08:00PM-09:50PM M 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
One additional hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 150 TECHNICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION 3 Units Introduction to staging including the fundamentals of set design and graphics, theory and practice of construction, painting, scene shifting, basic lighting for stage, television, and film. Practical assignments in technical and managerial phases of college productions. (Same as TELE 150.) [D; CSU; UC]
TA 150 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81546 TA 150 01 11:00AM-11:50AM MW 911 Buckley,Michael 18 5*
    12:00PM-01:15PM MW 911      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 160 THEATRE WORKSHOP---TECHNICAL CREWS I 2 Units Provides training and experience in lighting, construction, painting, sound, makeup, publicity, and box office for college productions. [D; CSU; UC]
TA 160 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81547 TA 160 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 14 6*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/10/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
Additional two hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 161 THEATRE WORKSHOP---TECHNICAL CREWS II 2 Units [Prerequisite: TA 160 or equivalent.] Provides advanced training and experience in lighting, construction, painting, sound, publicity, and box office for college productions. [D; CSU; UC]
TA 161 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81548 TA 161 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 14 13*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/10/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
Additional two hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 162 THEATRE WORKSHOP---MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION I 2 Units [Prerequisite: TA 161 or equivalent.] Covers managing and staffing technical crews in lighting, construction, front-of-house, and running college productions. [D; CSU]
TA 162 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81549 TA 162 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 14 15*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/10/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
Additional two hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
TA 163 THEATRE WORKSHOP---MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION II 2 Units [Prerequisite: TA 162 or equivalent.] Covers supervision of technical crews in building and running college productions. [D; CSU]
TA 163 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
81550 TA 163 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 14 15*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/10/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
Additional two hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM

Total Courses: 13 Total Sections: 16
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