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Department of Theatre and Dance
Fall 2021 Theatre Classes

TTh
9:40 am - 11:05 am
Pyles, C S
TA 102
10801

Theater 100: INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATER - 3 Units

This survey course will foster a student’s appreciation of the historical and cultural aspects of theater and the performing arts. Students examine all elements of live theater, its cultural and historical background, the contributions of various theater artists, and its overall purpose and influence within our society. Students explore all aspects of play production: playwriting, directing, acting, criticism, theater architecture, set design, costume design, lighting design, and the role of the audience.  UC/CSU; Meets IGETC 3A CSU C1.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

MW
9:40 am - 11:05 am Coddington, C R INTERNET
26262

Theater 112: HISTORY OF WORLD THEATER II - 3 Units

In this course, students study the history and development of theater and drama, its plays and playwrights, and structures and methods of staging and acting from the English Restoration through the 21st Century. Students examine how, throughout history, theatre changes in response to the changing needs and concerns of a given culture and understand and articulate the relationship between theatre and society and the individual, as well as its changing relevance over the past 400 years.  UC/CSU; Meets IGETC 3A CSU C1.

This class requires students to be online and interacting with their instructor during the times shown in class schedule in addition to completing
assignments.

1:05 hrs/wk TBA
Pyles, C S
TA 104

(Starts 09/13/2021, Ends 12/19/2021)
10918

Theater 185: Directed Study - Theater - 1 Unit

This course allows students to pursue directed study in Theater on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Special studies will be undertaken with the guidance of weekly faculty meetings. Topics or projects must be approved by the faculty member in charge.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

TTh
4:00 pm - 5:40pm
25771
and
25772

Coddington, C R
TA 101

Theater 225: BEGINNING DIRECTION - 3 Units

Students are introduced to the art of directing for the stage through a series of in-class tasks, lab projects and take-home assignments. As the culmination of the semester’s work, students analyze and interpret a ten-minute play of their choosing, and, in collaboration with a team of student actors, designers, management and crew, prepare a fully realized production of the play and present it before a live audience.  UC/CSU.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

LAB 5:25 hrs/wk TBA Pyles, C S
INTERNET
And
LAB 1:50 hrs/wk TBA Pyles, C S
TA 104
22091

 

THEATER 232: PLAY PRODUCTION II - 2 Units

This course provides instruction and supervised student participation in the current play productions of the Theater Department. Areas of involvement include lights, sound, props, wardrobe, acting, etc. Students must be available to meet all
scheduled technical rehearsal and performance dates. 
UC/CSU. RPT 3.

This class will be offered in a hybrid format, which requires students to meet in-person, face-to-face with their instructor during the times shown (masks and physical distancing are required) AND to work online during the scheduled times and/or independently each week for the amount of TBA hours shown on schedule in addition to completing assignments. (Starts 09/13/2021, Ends 12/19/2021)

LAB 8:20 hrs/wk TBA Pyles, C S
INTERNET
And
LAB 2:50 hrs/wk TBA Pyles, C S
TA 104
22095

Theater 233: PLAY PRODUCTION III - 3 Units

This course provides instruction and supervised student participation in the current play productions of the Theater Department. Areas of involvement include lights, sound, props, wardrobe, acting, etc. Students must be available to meet all
scheduled technical rehearsal and performance dates. 
UC:CSU

This class will be offered in a hybrid format, which requires students to meet in-person, face-to-face with their instructor during the times shown (masks and physical distancing are required) AND to work online during the scheduled times and/or independently each week for the amount of TBA hours shown on schedule in addition to completing assignments.
(Starts 09/13/2021, Ends 12/19/2021)

TTh
11:35 am - 1:00 pm
Pyles, C S
TA 131
11167

Theater 270: BEGINNING ACTING - 3 Units

Students are introduced to the art and craft of acting, with a focus on freeing the actor’s voice, body and mind to begin to realize the possibilities for creative expression. Topics of study include: responding to impulse and working as an ensemble (through exercises, theater games, and improvisation); and the actor’s homework: researching a role, analyzing a text, and breaking down a script from an actor’s point of view. The semester-long investigation culminates in monologue work, scene study, audition technique, rehearsal methods, and working with a director.  C-ID: THTR 151.  UC:CSU.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

T
7:00 pm - 10:10 pm
Coddington CR
TA 131
25506

Theater 270: BEGINNING ACTING - 3 Units

Students are introduced to the art and craft of acting, with a focus on freeing the actor’s voice, body and mind to begin to realize the possibilities for creative expression. Topics of study include: responding to impulse and working as an ensemble (through exercises, theater games, and improvisation); and the actor’s homework: researching a role, analyzing a text, and breaking down a script from an actor’s point of view. The semester-long investigation culminates in monologue work, scene study, audition technique, rehearsal methods, and working with a director. C-ID: THTR 151.  UC:CSU.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

TTh
1:30 pm - 3:35 pm
11289 and 16240
Coddington CR
TA 101

Theater 272: INTERMEDIATE APPLIED ACTING - 3 Units

Prerequisite: THEATER 270 with a grade of C or better.

Required of all theater acting majors.

Students will continue to apply the principles introduced in Theater 270: Beginning Acting to texts and roles that are increasingly more demanding and sophisticated. Scene and monologue work will be drawn from realistic contemporary plays as well as from the modern classic repertory. 
UC/CSU. . C-ID: THTR 152.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

MW
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
11330
and 11336
Pyles, C S
TA 131

Theater 279: MUSICAL THEATER - 2 Units

Prerequisite: None.

This is a performance class which integrates the elements of voice, dance and acting as required for performing in musicals. Emphasis is placed on learning musical theater techniques and preparing successful audition material for musicals. 
UC/CSU.  RPT 3.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

MW
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
11344
 and 11350
Pyles, C S
TA 131

Theater 282:  ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER - 2 Units

Prerequisite: THEATER 279 with a grade of C or better and audition
and/or interview required.

This course is an advanced performance class which further integrates the elements of voice, dance and acting as required for performing in musicals. Emphasis is placed on expanded repertoire in both vocal and dance performance.  UC/CSU.  RPT 3..

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

2:20 hrs/wk TBA
Pyles, C S
TA 104

(Starts 09/13/2021, Ends 12/19/2021)
11373

Theater 285: Directed Study - Theater - 2 Units

This course allows students to pursue directed study in Theater on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Special studies will be undertaken with the guidance of weekly faculty meetings. Topics or projects must be approved by the faculty member in charge.  CSU.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

3:35 hrs/wk TBA
Svastics, M I
TA 104

(Starts 09/13/2021, Ends 12/19/2021)
22097

Theater 291: REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES I - 1 Unit

In this course students are actively involved in the production of a Theatre department play presented before a public audience. All areas of the production process are incorporated, including acting, stage management, technical theatre and back stage crews, costumes, make up and house management. Students must be available to meet all scheduled technical rehearsal and performance dates. Study culminates in a college public performance entered in the American College Theatre Festival.   UC/CSU.  RPT 2.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

7:25 hrs/wk TBA
Pyles, C S
TA 104

(Starts 09/13/2021, Ends 12/19/2021)
22092

Theater 292: REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES II - 2 Units

In this course students are actively involved in the production of a Theatre department play presented before a public audience. All areas of the production process are incorporated, including acting, stage management, technical theatre and back stage crews, costumes, make up and house management. Students must be available to meet all scheduled technical rehearsal and performance dates. Study culminates in a college public performance entered in the American College Theatre Festival.  UC/CSU.  RPT 2.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

TTh
1:30 pm - 3:35 pm
Svastics, M I
TA 102

11494 and 11496

Theater 301: STAGE CRAFT - 3 Units

This course is an introduction and laboratory practice of technical theatre, including the creation of scenic elements and solving the practical problems involved in all technical aspects of mounting a stage production. Areas of concentration include painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, lighting hang and focus, and basic sound set up.  UC/CSU.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

MW
1:30 pm - 2:55 pm
Svastics, M I
TA 102

25507

Theater 310: INTRO TO THEATRICAL LIGHTING - 3 Units

This course presents the basic skills of theatrical lighting, its equipment, medium and design; with special emphasis on practical application of computer-aided drafting, design and intelligent lighting systems.  UC/CSU.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

3:35 hrs/wk TBA Pyles, C S
TA 104
11623

THEATER 385: Directed Study - Theater - 3 Units

This course allow students to pursue directed study in Theater on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Special studies will be undertaken with the guidance of weekly faculty meetings. Topics or projects must be approved by the faculty member in charge.  CSU.

This class will meet on campus. Masks and physical distancing are required.

W
11:35 am - 1:00 pm
25508
TA 102
And
1:25 hrs/wk TBA Pyles, C S
INTERNET

Theater 405: COSTUME DESIGN - 3 Units

Students will study costume design for the stage. This course includes a survey of the basic silhouettes and terminology of historical periods and an introduction to shop procedures along with the beginning principles and techniques of design including character analysis, figure drawing and rendering sketches for theatrical
productions. 
UC/CSU.

This class will be offered in a hybrid format, which requires students to meet in-person, face-to-face with their instructor during the times shown (masks and physical distancing are required), AND to work online during the scheduled times and/or independently each week for the amount of TBA hours shown on schedule in addition to completing assignments.