COURSE OFFERINGS

Pursue your Theatre Arts degree with these outstanding course offerings.

TA 101 - INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE

Focuses on the appreciation of the theatre event through history. Emphasizes the ingredients of the theatre event: audience, venue, text, design, and performance. Requires attendance at selected theatrical events. Applies as a non-technical course for the general student. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID THTR 111]

TA 102 - PLAY ANALYSIS

(FALL SEMESTER ONLY)

Introduces and explores an extensive methodology of reading and understanding play scripts from a variety of genres and styles so as to encourage appreciation and enjoyment of dramatic literature. Investigates a play's structure using analytical techniques to determine the tools with which playwright creates dramatic art: plot, character, language, and imagery. Develops the techniques of script analysis in order to facilitate critical, cultural, and social analysis as well as encourage its practical uses for the practicing theatre actor, director, and designer.[D;CSU]

TA 109 - SCRIPTWRITING FOR THE STAGE AND FILM

(FALL SEMESTER ONLY)

Covers dramatic writing for television, film, and theatre. Emphasizes character development, plot, and dialogue creation. Addresses style, timing, and adaptation. [D; CSU] (Formerly: TA 108;TELE 208; Same as: FTMA 115)

TA 110 - ACTING I

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 character roles with special emphasis on cultural and historical exploration.[D; CSU; UC; C-ID THTR 151]

TA 111 - ACTING II

(SPRING SEMESTER ONLY)

Covers principles of scene study and the development of physical and vocal character portrayal on an advanced level. Emphasizes contemporary scene techniques. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID THTR 152]

TA 115 - ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

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. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: TELE 115; Same as: FTMA 116)

TA 135, 136, 137, 138 - IMPROVISATION

(SPRING SEMESTER ONLY)

Focuses on the skills necessary for experimentation, invention, and expression in live performance. Stimulates the development of creative imagination, confidence, critical thinking, and spontaneity. [D; CSU] (Formerly: TA 134)

TA 141, 142, 142, 144 - PERFORMANCE STUDIO 1, 2, 3, 4

Covers skills necessary to analyze a script, rehearse, and perform ensemble stage productions for the introductory level student. Requires attendance at rehearsals and performances. [D; CSU]

TA 150 - TECHNICAL DESIGN & PRODUCTION

(FALL SEMESTER ONLY)

Introduces theatre staging through 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 . [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: TELE 150; Same as: FTMA 140)

TA 152 - LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

(SPRING SEMESTER ONLY)

Covers theory and practice of lighting techniques for stage, television, and video. Addresses fundamentals of design, equipment setup, and operation. Provides practical experience as a lighting crew member of Southwestern College productions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID THTR 173]

TA 160, 161, 162, 163 - TECHNICAL CREWS 1, 2, 3, 4

Provides training and experience in lighting, construction, painting, sound, makeup, publicity, and box office for college productions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID THTR 192]

TA 211 - AUDITION TECHNIQUES

(OFFERED EVERY SECOND OR THIRD ACADEMIC YEAR)

Prepares for college, community, and professional theater auditions. [D; CSU]

 
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