THEATER ARTS (THRT)

THRT 001  INTRODUCTION TO THEATER  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 111

Introduction to theatre as an art form through exploration of theatre in production, with an emphasis on the collaborative role of theatre artists and the active role of the audience. Understanding of, and access to, live theatrical events and enhanced appreciation of their value to society; development of critical skills through consideration of representative examples of theatrical productions from numerous genres and time periods. Attendance at selected college-sponsored and professional theatre events required. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 002A  ACTING I  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 151

This course prepares a student to apply basic acting theory to performance and develops the skills of interpretation of drama through acting. Special attention is paid to skills for performance: memorization, stage movement, vocal production, and interpretation of text. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 002B  ACTING II  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 152

Prerequisite(s): THRT 002A

This course follows Acting I and continues the exploration of theories and techniques used in preparation for the interpretation of drama through acting. The emphasis will be placed on deepening the understanding of the acting process through character analysis, monologues, and scenes. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 002C  ADVANCED ACTING FUNDAMENTALS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): THRT 002B

Application of performance techniques and support activities for stage and camera productions. Advanced character development and the study of period styles and genres. Recommended enrollment in THRT 029 and 030. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 004A  MIME FUNDAMENTALS  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Fundamental work in developing the body as an expressive tool for non-verbal communication, ensemble work and exploration and use of space through basic pantomime technique. No credit if taken after THRT 004. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 004B  MIME FOR THE ACTOR  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): THRT 004A

Advanced work in mime technique for the development of period or style movement for actors and performance level mime work. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 005A  THEATRE HISTORY I  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

C-ID: THTR 113

History of theatre from the Origins of Theatre to 1660. History and development of theatre and drama in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance. No credit if taken after THRT 005. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 005B  THEATRE HISTORY II  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Recommended Preparation: THRT 005A

History of theatre from the Restoration Theatre to Contemporary times. History and development of theatre and drama in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance. No credit if taken after THRT 005. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 006  PLAY WRITING  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Basic view of dramatic structure in play writing designed to develop writing skills through study of professional models, writing scenes and plays, and workshop reading of material in progress. Recommended THRT 002A. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 008  VOICE AND MOVEMENT FOR THE PERFORMER  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The development of vocal and physical expression of the performer in theater, film and television. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 009  SCRIPT ANALYSIS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 114

Prerequisite(s): THRT 002A

Techniques for analyzing a play or film script. This class will explore a variety of methods for investigating the interrelationship of the many parts of a script (theme, structure, characters, plot, setting, etc.). The perspectives gained will guide the students in their discovery of production alternatives for all artists; actors, directors, designers, etc. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 010A  MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THRT 175

Instruction and practice in a lecture/laboratory setting in all phases of makeup specifically designed for theatrical and cinematic use. Theory and practical application of makeup for stage, television and cinema. Required stage crew activity. Total of 54 lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Assigned" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 010B  ADVANCED MAKEUP FOR STAGE AND SCREEN  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): THRT 010A
Recommended Preparation: THRT 030

Students will receive instruction and practice in a lecture/laboratory setting in all phases of makeup specifically designed for theatrical and cinematic use. Theory and application of advanced techniques of makeup including hair makeup, principles of design for non-realistic makeup, mask construction and introduction to prosthesis. Required stage crew activity. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 012A  TECHNICAL THEATER  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 171

An introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements involved in department productions. Includes basic concepts of design, set movement, prop construction and procurement, backstage organization and career possibilities. Also includes stage management, lighting and/or sound techniques. Beginning practical application. Required stage crew activity. Recommended enrollment in THRT 030. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 012B  ADVANCED TECHNICAL THEATER  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): THRT 012A

Advanced practical application of technical theatre and in the creation of scenic elements involved in department productions. Includes continuing concepts of design, set movement, prop construction and procurement, backstage organization and career possibilities. Students are required to assume technical and production responsibility for all department productions approved by instructor. Also includes stage management, lighting and/or sound techniques. Beginning practical application. Required stage crew activity. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 013  INTRODUCTION TO SCENIC DESIGN  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Recommended Preparation: THRT 030 and THRT 012A

Aspects of Theatrical Design; problems of translating a dramatic idea into stage production. Students will be offered a survey of Theatrical design and construction techniques through demonstration and lecture. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 015  COSTUME CRAFTS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 174

Recommended Preparation: THRT 030

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. Total of 36 hours lecture and 72 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 016  COMEDIC PERFORMANCE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): THRT 002A

Exploration of techniques unique to comedy acting that include character development, emotional range, over-emphasis, under-emphasis, distortion, surprise and free association. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 026  IMPROVISATION TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): THRT 002A

Principles of improvisation techniques, development of scenes, characterization and ensemble work. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
THRT 027  MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Experience in all aspects of musical theatre: rehearsal and performance for cast, technical crew and instrumentalists in production of a large-scale musical. Maximum credit: 12 units, 3 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Musical Theater Production Family: MUSC 067, 074, 075, 076, THRT 027, 075. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours of laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 028  STUDIO PRODUCTION - REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 191

Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Performance participation in small-scale dramatic productions. Maximum credit: 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 72 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 029  REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 191

Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Performance in film, television or theater performance. Maximum credit: 12 units, 3 units each semester. Total of 144 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 030  STAGE TECHNIQUES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 192

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 for Theatre Department productions. Maximum credit: 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 041  FUNDAMENTALS OF STAGE LIGHTING  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 173

This course involves the study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design. Required participation in rehearsals and performances. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 042  INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN FOR THEATER  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: THTR 172

Introduction to theater design with an emphasis on the design and technical elements concerned with staging live theatrical events. Survey of scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, properties, theatrical equipment and construction techniques. Required instructional trips and attendance of PCC productions. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
THRT 075  MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Interdisciplinary course: Music, Theater Arts
Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Techniques, skills, theory and practice of musical theater performance and audition. The practice of songs, scenes and dance for performance on the live stage. May not be taken concurrently with or after MUSC 075. Maximum credit: 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Musical Theater Production Family: MUSC 067, 074, 075, 076, THRT 027, 075. Total of 72 hours laboratory, 36 hours "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 105  BEGINNING SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP  
2 unit  

Scansion, interpretation, poetry, prose and performance techniques related to Shakespearean drama. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 130  PRACTICAL ACTING STUDIES  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): THRT 002A

The investigation and practical application of contemporary theories of acting as they relate to preparing for a role and their use in solving individual acting problems in film, television and theater. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 131  INTERSESSION PRODUCTION WORKSHOP  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Practical experience in theatrical or television production: acting, directing, costuming, makeup, set design and construction. Six weeks. Summer and winter intersessions. Total of 108 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
THRT 132  INTERSESSION PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP  
1 unit  

Various performance techniques in theater film or television. Six weeks. Summer and winter intersessions. Total of 54 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade