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
89782 TA 100 01 09:30AM-10:45AM MW 911 Cortez,Sandra 18 2*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
89783 TA 100 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Cortez,Sandra 18 10*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89784 TA 101 501 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Pentilescu,Mark 18 13*
ONLINE
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89785 TA 108 01 09:30AM-10:45AM TTH 911 Pentilescu,Mark 18 15*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89786 TA 110 01 09:00AM-09:50AM MW 912 Pentilescu,Mark 18 1*
    10:00AM-10:50AM MW 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Additional one hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
89787 TA 110 03 09:00AM-09:50AM TTH 912 Yeager,Ruff 18 0*
    10:00AM-10:50AM TTH 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Additional one hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89788 TA 115 01 01:00PM-02:05PM TTH 912 Warriner,John 15 13*
    02:15PM-03:45PM TTH 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
89789 TA 115 60 06:00PM-07:05PM TTH 912 Warriner,John 15 10*
    07:15PM-08:45PM TTH 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/11/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
TA 120 THEATRE WORKSHOP - PERFORMANCE 3 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. Selection by audition. [D; CSU; UC]
TA 120 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90857 TA 120 60 06:00PM-07:20PM W 911 Yeager,Ruff 11 8*
    07:30PM-09:50PM W 911      
    06:00PM-09:50PM TH 911      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/25/2014 Ends: 11/5/2014
Enrollment subject to audition conducted on Wednesday, 8/20. Call backs Thursday, 8/21. For RENT the MUSICAL Additional three hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
TA 121 Theatre Workshop - Performance II 3 Units [Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition conducted during the first week of class. Prerequisite: TA 120 or equivalent.] Explores the production of intermediate acting techniques for theatre mainstage presentation. Intermediate acting skills and choreography for theatre productions. (Selection by audition.) [D]
TA 121 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90719 TA 121 60 06:00PM-07:20PM W 911 Yeager,Ruff 11 28*
    07:30PM-09:50PM W 911      
    06:00PM-09:50PM TH 911      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/25/2014 Ends: 11/5/2014
Enrollment subject to audition conducted on Wednesday, 8/20. Call backs Thursday, 8/21. For RENT the MUSICAL Additional three hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
TA 122 Theatre Workshop - Performance III 3 Units [Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition conducted during the first week of class. Prerequisite: TA 121 or equivalent.] Emphasizes performance skills in major supporting roles and character actors, and performance of these roles for a mainstage audience. (Selection by audition.) [D]
TA 122 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90721 TA 122 60 06:00PM-07:20PM W 911 Yeager,Ruff 11 30*
    07:30PM-09:50PM W 911      
    06:00PM-09:50PM TH 911      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/25/2014 Ends: 11/5/2014
Enrollment subject to audition conducted on Wednesday, 8/20. Call backs Thursday, 8/21. For RENT the MUSICAL Additional three hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
TA 123 Theatre Workshop - Performance IV 3 Units [Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition conducted during the first week of class. Prerequisite: TA 122 or equivalent.] Emphasizes advanced performance skills in lead and major supporting roles, character analysis, and performances before an audience. (Selection by audition.) [D]
TA 123 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90722 TA 123 60 06:00PM-07:20PM W 911 Yeager,Ruff 11 30*
    07:30PM-09:50PM W 911      
    06:00PM-09:50PM TH 911      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/25/2014 Ends: 11/5/2014
Enrollment subject to audition conducted on Wednesday, 8/20. Call backs Thursday, 8/21. For RENT the MUSICAL Additional three hours to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
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
89792 TA 134 60 06:00PM-07:50PM M 912 Pentilescu,Mark 18 7*
    08:00PM-09:50PM M 912      
MAIN CAMPUS - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Additional 1 hour 5 minutes to be scheduled per week OR additional total of 23 hours 10 minutes to be scheduled.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
TA 150 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN AND PRODUCTION 3 Units Introduces theatre staging including: the fundamentals of set design and graphics; theory and practice of construction; painting; and scene shifting. Includes 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
89793 TA 150 01 11:00AM-11:50AM MW 911 Buckley,Michael 18 11*
    12:00PM-01:15PM MW 911      
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89794 TA 160 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 16 9*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Additional one hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89795 TA 161 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 16 12*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Additional one hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89796 TA 162 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 16 15*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Additional one hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
89797 TA 163 02 02:00PM-04:50PM TTH 911 Buckley,Michael 16 13*
MAIN CAMPUS - DAY
Begins: 9/2/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
Additional one hour to be scheduled per week.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM

Total Courses: 15 Total Sections: 18
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