THART 100 3 Units
Introduction to the Theatre
This course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles, and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films, and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions.
THART 105 3 Units
This course covers the principles, theories, and techniques of play script analysis for theatre production.
THART 110 3 Units
Voice and Diction for Actors
This course provides techniques of voice production for the stage. Theory and practice in developing vocal skills for performance such as relaxation, breathing, pitch, rate, articulation, volume, quality, characterization, and the use of dialects are included.
THART 114X4 4 Units
Rehearsal and Performance
This course provides supervised rehearsal and performance of a college musical and/or play production. It focuses on all aspects of theatre presentation, acting, and production.
THART 120 3 Units
Acting Fundamentals I
This course provides an introduction to basic acting theory and technique. Students will develop performance skills, including relaxation, interpretation of text, memorization, stage movement, and vocal production.
THART 121 3 Units
Acting Fundamentals II
This course follows THART 120 and provides further exploration of acting theory and technique. Emphasis is placed on the development of character through script analysis and the performance of monologues and scenes.
THART 131 3 Units
Sound for Stage and Screen
This course is an introductory course in the equipment and techniques used in theatrical and studio sound design, utilizing hands-on and computer training methods.
THART 132 3 Units
Lighting Design Fundamentals
This course involves the study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design.
THART 135 3 Units
This course provides an introduction to the theory, process and development of directorial skills for the stage.
THART 136 3 Units
Introduction to Theatre Design
This course offers a survey of scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, properties, theatrical equipment, and construction techniques. Information is applicable to all theatrical applications.
THART 139 3 Units
Fundamentals of Costume Design
Students will study costume history, design, and basic construction techniques as an introduction to basic theatrical costuming. Fabrics and their various uses will be investigated.
THART 147 3 Units
This course is an introduction to the theory and fundamentals of stage movement. Students will develop physical awareness, range, and clarity. The course guides student work on physical characterization for modern and period-style plays.
THART 160X4 3 Units
Technical Theatre in Production
Students will gain practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and running crews.
THART 165 3 Units
This course is an introduction to the theory, design, and application of makeup for the stage.
THART 166 3 Units
This is a course of instruction in the art of improvisational acting to include theatrical presentation, history of the form, dramatic structure, elements of comedy, audition and rehearsal techniques, collaboration with other performers, and interaction with the audience.
THART 167 3 Units
Advanced Improvisational Acting
This course follows THART 166 and provides further exploration in the art of advanced improvisational acting. Emphasis is placed on characterization, audience interaction, and the performance of long form improvisation.
THART 222 1-3 Units
Independent Study in Theatre
Students with previous coursework in theatre may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of theatre. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared jointly by the instructor and the student. See instructor for details.
THART 295A-Z 0.5-3 Units
Special Topics in Theatre
This course will cover current and relevant topics in the field of Theatre Arts. Possible topics include Musical Theatre or New Plays Workshop, Experimental Theatre, Stage Combat, Children's Theatre, Playwriting, Puppetry, The Business of Acting, and Performance Studies.