Cathy Pyles with students

Our course offerings

Below is a comprehensive listing of all the classes offered by the LAVC Department of Theater Arts.  For the current semester's offerings, go here.

OUR
COURSES

THEATER 100

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATER (3)

Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This survey course will foster a student’s appreciation of the historical and cultural aspects of theater and the performing arts. The course examines the duties and responsibilities of the various creative artists such as the director, actor, designers, and playwright and the process of creating live performance.

UC:CSU
C-ID: THTR 111

THEATER 112

HISTORY OF WORLD THEATER II (3)

Prerequisite: None.

Recommended: ENGLISH 101.
Lecture, 3 hours.This course covers the history of the development of theater, its plays and playwrights, structures and methods of staging and acting, from the English Restoration through the 21st Century.

UC:CSU

THEATER 110

HISTORY OF WORLD THEATER (3)

Prerequisite: None.

Recommended: ENGLISH 101.
Lecture, 3 hours.
This course studies the history and development of theatre and drama, from the 5th century to the 17th century. From pre-civilization to the present day, theatre has served a variety of functions within different cultures and societies. Throughout history we can see how the theatre changes in response to the changing needs and concerns of a given culture. Our goal for this course is to help you begin to understand and articulate the relationship between theatre and society.

UC:CSU

C-ID: THTR 113

THEATER 114

SCRIPT ANALYSIS (3)

Prerequisite: None
Lecture, 3 hours.
THEATER 114 introduces students to in-depth methods of reading, analyzing and conceptualizing play scripts in a variety of genres and styles intended for production. Students investigate and apply techniques used by directors, actors, designers, playwrights and critics in their efforts to translate a text into a performance, to move imaginatively from the page to the stage; students develop through hands-on creative projects and interpretive presentations a thorough-going grasp of what scripts mean to the professional theatre artist and to the theatre-goer as distinct from other forms of literature.


C-ID: THTR 114