Theatre

The theatre arts discipline includes theoretical and practical courses in all aspects of theatre, providing preparation in acting, directing, writing and technical theatre through in campus and off campus productions. Students take courses to prepare for transfer and/or for professional training. Performance and technical theatre opportunities are available to both majors and non-majors.

Courses satisfy general education requirements for the associate degree in transfer in theatre arts, the associate degrees in film studies, theatre arts and theatre arts with an acting emphasis, and lower division transfer. A CTE certificate is available through the Emerging Theatre Technologies program.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Brown, Cherie PA 184626-914-8840cbrown@citruscollege.edu
Holbrook, Joseph PA 183626-857-4030jholbrook@citruscollege.edu
Volonte, Daniel PA 158626-857-4098dvolonte@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Visual and Performing Arts
Dean
John Vaughan
Administrative Secretary
Nora Salas
Division Office
VA 120
Division Phone Number
626-914-8580

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Convey artistic intentions through acting, directing, technical theatre and design with the successful completion of various applications of stylistic techniques.
  • Display creative awareness of theatre through individual performance techniques.
  • Exhibit perspective on historical and stylistic components of theatre through successful completion of introduction to theatre SLOs as well as historic components of theatre technique courses.
  • Demonstrate a functional knowledge of theatrical technology from the beginning through the intermediate level by successful completion of technical theatre SLO’s and collaborative discourse by the faculty.
  • Demonstrate a functional knowledge of theatrical techniques from the beginning through the intermediate level by successful completion of theatre SLOs and collaborative discourse by the faculty.

Important Information About Theatre Arts Courses

Most theatre arts courses are now grouped together as course “families.” Students are allowed to take only four courses from each “family.” All grades received, including F, WD, and NC grades count towards the four courses.

The Theatre Arts course families are listed as follows.

Technique
THEA 201Stage Acting I - Beginning3
THEA 202Stage Acting II - Intermediate3
THEA 205Stage Acting III - Intermediate/Advanced3.5
THEA 206Stage Acting IV - Advanced3.5
Acting-Styles
THEA 284Acting Shakespeare3
THEA 292ASpecial Techniques in Acting - Beginning3
THEA 292BSpecial Techniques in Acting - Intermediate3
Film and Television
THEA 211ACamera Acting I - Beginning3.5
THEA 211BCamera Acting II - Intermediate3.5
THEA 211CCamera Acting III - Intermediate/Advanced3.5
THEA 211DCamera Acting IV - Advanced3.5
Directing
THEA 241AFundamentals of Stage Direction - Beginning3
THEA 241BFundamentals of Stage Direction - Intermediate3.5
Writing for Stage and Screen
THEA 204AStage and Screenwriting - Beginning3
THEA 204BStage and Screenwriting - Intermediate3
THEA 204CStage and Screenwriting - Intermediate/Advanced3
THEA 204DStage and Screenwriting - Advanced3
Theatre Production
THEA 210Rehearsal and Performance in Production 13
Experimental Theatre
THEA 220Rehearsal and Performance II3
THEA 221Theatre Practicum/Special Projects I - Physical Life3
THEA 222Theatre Practicum/Special Projects II - Storytelling3
THEA 294Shakespeare in Production3
Touring and Repertory
THEA 250Theatre Appreciation3
THEA 290Citrus Theatre Academy3
THEA 291Citrus Theatre Academy II3
THEA 293ATheatre for Young Audiences- Beginning3
THEA 293BTheatre for Young Audiences - Intermediate3
THEA 296Summer Concert Touring Production3
THEA 297Summer Concert Touring Production Practicum4

THEA 101
Introduction to Theatre Arts
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus C1; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Background and foundation for appreciation and evaluation of theatre arts. Course will include a study of dramatic structure, history of the theatre, plays and playwrights, and a study of contemporary theatre production.

THEA 101H
Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus C1; Citrus C2; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; CSUGE C2)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Student must be eligible for the Citrus College Honors Program or obtain a recommendation from an Honors instructor.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Background and foundation for appreciation and evaluation of theatre arts. Course will include a study of dramatic structure, history of the theatre, plays and playwrights, and a study of contemporary theatre production. In addition, students are expected to work and participate at an honors level which includes analysis of assigned readings and plays, presentation and leadership skills demonstrated through in-class discussions and group participation.

THEA 104A
Voice and Movement for the Actor I - Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: THEA 201; ENGL 101.

A beginning course in vocal anatomy, physiology, and phonetics as well as the exploration of how the voice and body work. Designed to develop the actor's awareness, relaxation, flexibility, and responsiveness in order to communicate openly and expressively.

THEA 104B
Voice and Movement for the Actor II - Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 104A.

An intermediate course in vocal anatomy, physiology and phonetics with a deeper exploration of how the voice and body work. A more detailed look at how the voice, body and text combine to create complex characters for performance.

THEA 105A
Improvisation for the Theatre - Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A beginning course introducing the techniques of improvisation to enhance character development. Focus is on group expression, problem-solving, focus, imagination, concentration and spontaneity with and without dramatic text.

THEA 105B
Improvisation for the Theatre - Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 105A.

An intermediate course using the techniques of improvisation to enhance character development. Focus is on deepening the concepts of group expression, problem-solving, focus, imagination, concentration and spontaneity with and without dramatic text in a variety of character genres.

THEA 120
Introduction to Tech for Theatre, TV and Film
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

An introduction to the technical areas of lighting, scenery, sound and costumes for theatre, film and television. Field trips include area theatres and studios.

THEA 122
Stagecraft
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120 or concurrent enrollment.

Planning and constructing stage and television scenery. Use of tools and stage equipment. Work in the scenic lab for department productions is required.

THEA 125
Technical Theatre Production
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A course in which students will gain practical experience while participating in a variety of productions in any of the following: construction crew, scenery crew, properties crew, costume crew, or running crew.

THEA 126
Technical Theatre Technician
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 125.

A course in which students will gain practical experience while participating in a variety of live theatre productions in any of the following: lighting crew, sound crew, or rigging and automation crew.

THEA 127
Technical Theatre Crew Lead
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 126.

A course in which students will gain practical crew lead experience while participating in a variety of productions in any of the following: lighting crew lead, sound crew lead, running crew lead, or rigging and automation crew lead.

THEA 130
Introduction to Theatrical Scenery
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A study of the equipment, software, processes and techniques used in planning and executing scenery for the stage.

THEA 140
Introduction to Lighting for Theatre, Television and Film
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120 or concurrent enrollment.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A visual survey through field trips, lecture, video and computer of lighting design for theatre, television, film and concerts.

THEA 145
Anatomy of Intelligent Lighting Instruments
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120 and THEA 140.

The study, dissection and manipulation of intelligent lighting instruments and their use in various aspects of the entertainment field.

THEA 150
Introduction to Intelligent Lighting Consoles
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120 and THEA 140.

The study, manipulation and application of intelligent lighting consoles and their use in various aspects of the entertainment field.

THEA 155
Single Camera Production
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: THEA 140

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Co-Requisite(s): THEA 140.

An introduction to single camera production and post-production techniques. Topics covered include, basic storytelling, the production process, cameras and shooting techniques, digital formats, lighting equipment and techniques, basic audio, and editing video and audio projects.

THEA 160
Computer Aided Design for Theatre
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: THEA 120.

Entertainment design and technical production with an emphasis on the computer as a design and drafting tool. Applications include Vectorworks and Sketch-up.

THEA 200
The Art of the Theatre
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus C1; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Introduction to theatre as an art form involving the inter-related processes of all elements of theatre with the primary focus being on script analysis. Includes the study of plays throughout history with emphasis on dramatic analysis and cultural significance.

THEA 201
Stage Acting I - Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE C1)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A beginning level performance class with an introduction to the Stanislavski Method of Acting. Provides a beginning in memorization, stage movement, vocal production and interpretation of text.

THEA 202
Stage Acting II - Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; CSUGE C1)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 201 or Audition.

An extension of the concepts as introduced in THEA 201. A more in-depth approach to contemporary theatre using the Stanislavski method as well as other methods of acting in character and scene study and analysis. Students may perform in an Acting Showcase at semester's end.

THEA 204A
Stage and Screenwriting - Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: THEA 204

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

Beginning playwrights and screenwriters discover the basic craft of creating scripts for stage, screen, and television. Focus is on short films and on writing Act I of a full-length play or screenplay.

THEA 204B
Stage and Screenwriting - Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 204A.

A more detailed study of the fundamental techniques required in creating scripts for stage, screen and television. Focus is on short films and on writing Act II of a full-length play or screenplay.

THEA 204C
Stage and Screenwriting - Intermediate/Advanced
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 204B.

A further exploration of the skills developed in Stage and Screenwriting 204 A and B. Focus is on writing Act III of a full-length play or screenplay and creating a dramatic story with a fully realized beginning, middle and end.

THEA 204D
Stage and Screenwriting - Advanced
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 204C.

A deeper exploration of the skills developed in Stage and Screenwriting 204 A, B & C. Focus is on original script rewrites and an introduction to writing for television.

THEA 205
Stage Acting III - Intermediate/Advanced
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 202.

An extension of the concepts as introduced in THEA 201 and 202. Creating roles through intensive scene and monologue study. Approaches to individual actor problems. Students may perform in an Acting Showcase at semester's end.

THEA 206
Stage Acting IV - Advanced
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 205.

An extension of the concepts as introduced in THEA 201, 202 and 205. A more detailed breakdown of the basic concepts in the Stanislavski System. A focus on creating more nuanced characterizations. Students will perform in an Acting Showcase at semester's end.

THEA 210
Rehearsal and Performance in Production
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Participation in the production of a full length play for public performance. Productions will be entered into the American College Theatre Festival for adjudication and competition. This course may be taken four times.

THEA 211A
Camera Acting I - Beginning
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

The practice and study of the fundamental techniques required in acting before the camera in film and television in contrast to the variance from stage work. Students will address areas of non-verbal imagination work and movement for the camera; the structure of film and television settings; marketing strategies; green screen performance and improvisation techniques.

THEA 211B
Camera Acting II - Intermediate
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 211A.

A more detailed study of the fundamental techniques required in acting before the camera in film and television in contrast to the variance from stage work. Students will address areas of scripted monologues, blocking, memorization, basic audition techniques, voice-overs, ADR techniques and the concept of Continuity.

THEA 211C
Camera Acting III - Intermediate/Advanced
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 211B.

A build upon the skills developed in content introduced in Camera Acting I and II. A more intense and comprehensive introduction to specific performance, terminology, working in studio and on location front-of-camera experience. Skills addressed are given circumstances, casting/director workshops, and the division of labor on television and film sets.

THEA 211D
Camera Acting IV - Advanced
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 211C.

A build upon the skills developed in content introduced in Camera Acting I, II and III. An introduction to multi-camera situations - soap opera, sitcom and film. Group projects coordinating all the elements in a film and/or television setting.

THEA 212
The Business of Acting
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

This course will offer students interested in a performance career the practical business and marketing tools needed to apply to their goals in the professional world of theatre, musical theatre, dance and film and television. Focus is on audition technique, securing an agent and/or manager, marketing to industry professionals and the development of successful headshots.

THEA 220
Rehearsal and Performance II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 210.

Continued and more in-depth participation in the production of a full-length play for public performance. Content may include Devised Theatre and original works.

THEA 221
Theatre Practicum/Special Projects I - Physical Life
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Methods and techniques of storytelling using a variety of scripted material to enhance and enrich characterization

THEA 222
Theatre Practicum/Special Projects II - Storytelling
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Developing the actor's free and responsive body through character study. A personal in-depth approach to creating character from the external to the internal through improvisation and physical exercises.

THEA 226
Concert Touring
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 125.

A course in which students will gain practical experience while participating in a variety of concert productions in any of the following: prep crew, load in crew, running crew, strike crew, lighting crew, or sound crew.

THEA 227
Concert Touring Technician
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 226.

A course in which students will gain practical experience while participating in a variety of concert touring productions in any of the following: crew for lighting, crew for audio, crew for master electrician or crew for video.

THEA 228
Concert Touring Assistant
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 226.

A course in which students will gain practical experience while participating in a variety of concert productions in any of the following: Assistant Lighting Designer, Assistant Production Manager, Assistant Technical Director, Assistant Master Electrician and Assistant Video Lead.

THEA 229
Concert Touring Lighting Designer
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 226.

A course in which students will gain practical experience executing a lighting design for a concert production.

THEA 230
Concert Touring Production Manager
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 226.

A course in which students will gain practical experience on how to manage and coordinate all aspects of a concert production including audio, staging, lighting, video, trucking, tour production staff, props/scenic, stagehands, power and logistics.

THEA 231
Concert Touring Technical Director
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 226.

A course in which students will gain practical experience in the technical operations of a tour or performing arts center including lighting, sound, set design/construction and coordinating necessary maintenance.

THEA 232
Concert Touring Master Electrician
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 226.

A course in which students will gain practical experience supervising a crew of electricians or lighting technicians through the installation of power distribution, cabling, data systems and lighting instruments.

THEA 240
Introduction to Live Video Event Production
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120 or THEA 140.

An introduction into multi-imaging; digital camera systems; high power video projection from LED scenic video and large screen displays to content delivery systems.

THEA 241A
Fundamentals of Stage Direction - Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours
Equivalent to: THEA 241

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A beginning approach to the director's involvement in play analysis, casting, and rehearsal techniques leading to a performance. Students will receive practical experience in directing short scenes.

THEA 241B
Fundamentals of Stage Direction - Intermediate
3.5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 241A.

An intermediate approach to the director's involvement in play analysis, casting, and rehearsal techniques leading to a performance. Students will explore character nuance, behavior shifts, rhythm, tempo and build upon staging techniques.

THEA 245
Stage and Project Management for Theatre, TV and Film
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120.

A survey of stage management and project management exploring the relationship between the artistry and the execution of show production in the entertainment industry.

THEA 250
Theatre Appreciation
3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus C1; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

An introduction to methods of evaluating theatre in performance. Students will view and critique at least five plays per semester.

THEA 255
Entertainment Production for Theme Parks and Themed Environments
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 9 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120.

An in-depth look at how to produce and execute themed entertainment for corporate events/shows and other non-traditional theatrical venues.

THEA 262
Rigging and Automation for Theatre and Live Events
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 9 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120.

The theory and practice of scenery automation and stage rigging with emphasis on theatre venues and the design of systems for special production events.

THEA 270
Introduction to Production Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 120 or concurrent enrollment.

A survey of production management, exploring the relationship between the artistry and the execution of show production in the entertainment industry.

THEA 272
Introduction to Production Management Practicum
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Co-Requisite(s): THEA 270.

A practicum course in support of THEA 270 Introduction to Production Management whose primary intention is to equip students with the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the live entertainment field.

THEA 274
Advanced Production Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 272.

A deeper exploration of the concepts presented in THEA 270's Introduction to Production Management. Students will learn how to manage multiple live events simultaneously and gain valuable experience by working on real shows. In this course we will utilize Microsoft Office software to facilitate the development and management of live entertainment events.

THEA 276
Advanced Production Management Practicum
3 Units (AA/AS)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Co-Requisite(s): THEA 274.

This course is designed for students to practice the skills acquired in Advanced Production Management to further equip students with the knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the live entertainment field.

THEA 284
Acting Shakespeare
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

An exploration of Shakespeare's plays and poetry through scene study, monologues, rehearsal, and performance. This course aims to introduce a process and technique for analyzing play scripts and poetry for performance.

THEA 290
Citrus Theatre Academy
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Preparation, rehearsal and public performance of college sponsored productions in an organized summer theatre company. This course provides continuing development of acting, technical theatre and design skills for Citrus students. When appropriate, students have opportunities to work with outside professionals and learn the skills of an understudy. Participants selected by application and audition.

THEA 291
Citrus Theatre Academy II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 290 and Audition.

An extension of the concepts as introduced in THEA 290. Within an organized summer theatre company, a deeper investigation of character development will include material from a variety of genres. A more in-depth personal contact with outside professionals when appropriate and the possibility of performing if cast as an understudy will occur. Participants selected by audition into the course.

THEA 292A
Special Techniques in Acting - Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours
Equivalent to: THEA 292

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Students will begin to critically examine how the Stanislavski Method applies to various genres of theatrical literature. A fundamental examination of how social and cultural influences affect the playwright's choices will be analyzed through scenes and monologues.

THEA 292B
Special Techniques in Acting - Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 292A or Audition.

A more detailed approach in applying the Stanislavski Method to various genres of theatrical literature. A closer examination of how social influences affect the playwright's creative choices through scenes and monologues and short plays.

THEA 293A
Theatre for Young Audiences- Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours
Equivalent to: THEA 293

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

A fundamental introduction to theatre for child audiences. Students are required to participate in a theatrical production for young audiences. Content includes an introduction to techniques towards leading creative dramatic workshops. Along with "on-campus" performances, the production may include a tour to local elementary schools. In-class and out-of-class rehearsals may be necessary to complete production.

THEA 293B
Theatre for Young Audiences - Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): THEA 293A.

An intermediate approach to theatre for child audiences. Students are required to participate in a theatrical production for young audiences. Content includes hands-on methods in leading creative dramatic workshops. Along with "on-campus" performances, the production may include a tour to local elementary schools. In-class and out-of-class rehearsals may be necessary to complete production.

THEA 294
Shakespeare in Production
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 26 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: THEA 284; ENGL 101.

Translating the Shakespearean text into an hour long performance adaptation. Students may participate in a theatrical production of a Shakespearean play for middle and high school students as well as public performance. A final presentation for performance will be required. In-class and out-of-class rehearsals may be necessary.

THEA 295
Summer Concert Touring Production
7 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
72 lecture hours, 162 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Interview.

A course in the technical planning and execution of a live concert performance.

THEA 296
Summer Concert Touring Production
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Interview.

A course in the technical planning and execution of a live concert performance.

THEA 297
Summer Concert Touring Production Practicum
4 Units (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Interview.

A course in the technical execution of a live concert performance. 162 arranged hours.

THEA 698C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
180 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to theatre arts at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.

THEA 699A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
75 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class.

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to theatre arts at their place of paid employment or training sites.