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Theatre Arts 2017-2018

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The Theatre Arts department is an important center for theatre training encompassing acting, performance, literature, design and technical studies. Branches of the department include theatre technology, actor training and the general studies program for both majors and non-majors. The Theatre Arts department operates a theatre program for both non-theatre major and theatre majors, consisting of theatre appreciation, multi-cultural theatre studies, studio-acting classes, production related classes, musical theatre, technical theatre studies, industry preparation and electives in theatre specialization.

Program Learning Outcomes:

• Students will be able to proceed to further educational opportunities or entry-level workforce employment in their prescribed area of the performing arts with a minimal adjustment period.
• Students will be able to employ skill sets of collaboration relevant to multiple arenas of alliance or teamwork within the performing arts arena.

Career Opportunities:

The Theatre Arts program prepares the student to continue studies at a four-year institution, transfer into more specialized performance (stage, musical and on-camera) training or to apprentice or work in the performing arts industry. Graduates have opportunities to pursue careers as stage and film actors, directors, producers, stage managers, run crew, make-up artists, teachers, artistic directors, casting directors and more.

Units required for Major: 48-50

Units required for Certificate: 26

Degree Requirements:

• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 17, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
• Core courses (28-32 units)
• Support courses (18-22 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CCC = Career Certificate [Non-Transcriptable].

Additional Information:

The Theatre Arts department offers three tracks for the AA degree: General Studies, Acting Performance, and Musical Theatre Performance.

Core Courses (28-32 units)

THTR 1 Introduction to Theatre (4 units)
THTR 20A Acting I (4 units)
THTR 31 Management for the Theatre & Stage (4 units)

And select ONE of the following track options:
Option 1: General Studies
THTR 2A History of Dramatic Literature: Classical to Moliere (4 units)
THTR 2B History of Dramatic Literature: Moliere to Modern (4 units)
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America (4 units)
And 4 units from the following:
THTR 45A Technical Theatre in Production I (4 units)
THTR 45E Technical Theatre Management in Production (6 units)
THTR 47A Introduction to Musical Theatre Production (6 units)
THTR 49A Performance Production I (6 units)

Option 2: Acting Performance
THTR 2A History of Dramatic Literature: Classical to Moliere (4 units)
THTR 2B History of Dramatic Literature: Moliere to Modern (4 units)
or THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America (4 units)
THTR 20B Acting II (4 units)
THTR 20C Acting III (4 units)
And 4 units from the following:
THTR 45A Technical Theatre in Production I (4 units)
THTR 45E Technical Theatre Management in Production (6 units)
THTR 47A Introduction to Musical Theatre Production (6 units)
THTR 49A Performance Production I (6 units)

Option 3: Musical Theatre Performance
DANC 3A Beginning Jazz Dance (1 unit)
THTR 2F History of American Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 48B Singing Technique for Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 48C Musical Theatre Repertoire for Singers (4 units)
And 4 units from the following:
THTR 45A Technical Theatre in Production I (4 units)
THTR 45E Technical Theatre Management in Production (6 units)
THTR 47A Introduction to Musical Theatre Production (6 units)

Support Courses (18-22 units)


For all options, select 4 units from the following:
THTR 21A Scenery & Property Construction (4 units)
THTR 25 Introduction to Fashion & Costume Construction (4 units)
THTR 27 Lighting Design & Technology (4 units)
THTR 40A Basic Theatrical Makeup (4 units)
THTR 42 Introduction to Theatre Design (4 units)

For Option 1, select an additional 18 units* from the following:
THTR 2F History of American Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 7 Introduction to Directing (4 units)
THTR 12A Stage & Screen (4 units)
THTR 20B Acting II (4 units)
THTR 20C Acting III (4 units)
THTR 21B Intermediate Scenery & Property Construction (4 units)
THTR 21C Advanced Scenery & Properties Construction (4 units)
THTR 25B Fashion & Costume Construction II (4 units)
THTR 25C Fashion & Costume Construction III (4 units)
THTR 26 Introduction to Fashion History & Costume Design (4 units)
THTR 38D Stage Combat (2 units)
THTR 40B Theatrical Makeup for Production (4 units)
THTR 43A Script Analysis (4 units)
THTR 43C Foundations in Classical Acting (6 units)
THTR 43E Improvisation (4 units)
THTR 44A Production Projects I (4 units)
THTR 44B Production Projects II (4 units)
THTR 45B Technical Theatre in Production II (4 units)
THTR 45C Technical Theatre in Production III (4 units)
THTR 45D Technical Theatre in Production IV (4 units)
THTR 45F Technical Theatre Management in Production II (6 units)
THTR 46A Theatre Development Workshop I (2 units)
THTR 46B Theatre Development Workshop II (2 units)
THTR 47B Intermediate Music Theatre Production Workshop (6 units)
THTR 47C Advanced Music Theatre Production Workshop (6 units)
THTR 47D Advanced Music Theatre Production Workshop II (6 units)
THTR 48A Vocal Production & Speech (4 units)
THTR 48B Singing Technique for Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 48C Musical Theatre Repertoire for Singers (4 units)
THTR 49B Performance Production II (6 units)
THTR 49C Performance Production III (6 units)
THTR 49D Performance Production IV (6 units)
THTR 57 Actor Marketing Strategies (4 units)
THTR 63A Film & Television Acting Workshop (4 units)

* Students may also use courses listed in the first section of support courses to fulfill this requirement.

For Option 2, select an additional 14 units* from the following:
THTR 2F History of American Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 7 Introduction to Directing (4 units)
THTR 12A Stage & Screen (4 units)
THTR 38D Stage Combat (2 units)
THTR 43A Script Analysis (4 units)
THTR 43C Foundations in Classical Acting (6 units)
THTR 43E Improvisation (4 units)
THTR 48A Vocal Production & Speech (4 units)
THTR 48B Singing Technique for Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 57 Actor Marketing Strategies (4 units)
THTR 63A Film & Television Acting Workshop (4 units)

* Students may also use courses listed in the first section of support courses to fulfill this requirement.

For Option 3, select an additional 15 units* from the following:
DANC 3B Intermediate Jazz Dance (1 unit)
THTR 2A History of Dramatic Literature: Classical to Moliere (4 units)
THTR 2B History of Dramatic Literature: Moliere to Modern (4 units)
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America (4 units)
THTR 20B Acting II (4 units)
THTR 20C Acting III (4 units)
THTR 38D Stage Combat (2 units)
THTR 43A Script Analysis (4 units)
THTR 43C Foundations in Classical Acting (6 units)
THTR 43E Improvisation (4 units)
THTR 48A Vocal Production & Speech (4 units)
THTR 48F Musical Theatre Repertoire for Singers II (4 units)
THTR 57 Actor Marketing Strategies (4 units)
THTR 63A Film & Television Acting Workshop (4 units)

* Students may also use courses listed in the first section of support courses to fulfill this requirement.

Actor Training Career Certificate (26 Units) [Non-Transcriptable]

Select 26 units from the following:
THTR 20B Acting II (4 units)
THTR 20C Acting III (4 units)
THTR 38D Stage Combat (2 units)
THTR 43A Script Analysis (4 units)
THTR 43C Foundations in Classical Acting (6 units)
THTR 43E Improvisation (4 units)
THTR 48A Vocal Production & Speech (4 units)
THTR 48B Singing Technique for Musical Theatre (4 units)
THTR 57 Actor Marketing Strategies (4 units)
THTR 63A Film & Television Acting Workshop (4 units)


Control Information:
2017-2018 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2017-04-11 09:46:50 | Dept Code: THTR

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