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THEA 1 Theatre History

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3A; GAV-GE: C2, F

A survey of the history of theatrical performance, production and dramatic literature, including: early Greek, Roman, Asian, the Renaissance, Italian, English, modern European to contemporary American theatre.


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THEA 2A Children's Theatre Repertory

Units: 2     Hours: 1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: None. May be taken out of sequence.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

This course focuses on formal dramatic presentations for child audiences. Activities will include acting, set design, costuming and makeup.


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THEA 2B Children's Theatre Repertory

Units: 2     Hours: 1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: None. May be taken out of sequence.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Preparation and performance of touring plays for young audiences. Special activities in creative dramatization, improvisation and script development will be studied.


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THEA 3 El Teatro Campesino

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Reading, viewing and discussing the work of writer/director Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino (The Farmworkers Theatre) is the focus of this course. It traces the historical development of the theatrical company from its creation in 1965 to the present. Students will read actos, plays and view theatrical productions performed by El Teatro Campesino.


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THEA 4 Oral Reading

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C1; GAV-GE: C1

An introduction to the analysis, preparation and dramatic reading of literature, including classical and contemporary prose, poetry and drama. Students prepare, analyze and orally present and interpret great works of drama and literature for an audience. This course is also listed as CMUN 2.


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THEA 7 Introduction to Theatre

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C1; IGETC: 3A; GAV-GE: C1

This learning experience examines how theatre productions are staged and created. Elements of theatrical production including: writing, producing, directing, designing, and acting will be explored.


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THEA 10 Television, Film and Stage Make-up

Units: 2     Hours: 1 Lecture, 2 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Straight, corrective, character and prosthesis make-up application techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Basic differences in make-up for television, film and stage will be introduced through individual projects. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. May be repeated three times for credit.


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THEA 11 Dance and Movement for the Theatre

Units: 2     Hours: 1 Lecture, 2 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Introduction to basic dance, period movement, stage combat and mime techniques suitable for the performing arts. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. May be repeated three times for credit.


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THEA 12A Acting: History and Practice

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C1; GAV-GE: C1; CAN: DRAM 8

An introduction to the historical development of acting as a practice of human cultural expression. Students will acquire a vocabulary for theatre performance as an art form and analyze dramatic works in a historical context. Practice of basic acting concepts, character analysis, preparation and performances of monologues and scenes will be required in the course.


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THEA 12B Acting Techniques

Units: 2     Hours: 1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: Theatre Arts 12A.

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Techniques for creating characterizations for performance. Various acting approaches will be examined through research, discussion and acting exercises. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. May be repeated two times for credit.


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THEA 13A Actor's Workshop

Units: 1-3     Hours: 9 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance.


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THEA 13B Actor's Workshop

Units: 1-3     Hours: 9 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance.


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THEA 13C Actor's Workshop

Units: 1-3     Hours: 9 Laboratory

Advisory: THEA 13B.

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance.


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THEA 13D Actor's Workshop

Units: 1-3     Hours: 9 Laboratory

Advisory: Theatre Arts 13C

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance.


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THEA 14 Stage Production

Units: 1-3     Hours: 9 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

An individualized course in technical theatre production for the performing arts. Areas of study include: scenery, lighting, props, costumes, sound, make-up, public relations/box office management or stage management. May be repeated until a maximum of 9 units are accrued.


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THEA 15 Introduction to Design for Stage, Film, and Television

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

An introductory course in design and technical production for stage, film, and television. Areas of study will include scenery, lighting, costumes, and make-up.


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THEA 16 Introduction to Television

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and 260.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

An introductory course on the history of television as a major communications tool. Students will learn skills for effective script writing, production techniques, and post-production procedures.


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THEA 17A Television and Video Workshop

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: Theatre Arts 16 Intro to TV or consent of instructor.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

An introduction to television and video technology, including pre-production, production and post-production techniques such as: camera work, studio equipment, lighting, audio plus off-line and on-line editing.


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THEA 17B Television and Video Workshop

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: Completion of Theatre Arts 17A.

Transferable: CSU; GAV-GE: C1

Emphasis placed on production and post-production techniques in video production. Student knowledge and skills are increased by participating in live to tape projects. May be repeated twice for credit.


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THEA 19 Television and Film Acting

Units: 3     Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Theory and practice of acting for film and television. Students will learn basic performance techniques for the camera. Learning experiences include projects in broadcasting, reporting, commercials, public service announcements (psa), comedy and drama. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. May be repeated three times for credit.


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THEA 20 Introduction to Scriptwriting

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250

Transferable: CSU

An introductory course on script development, writing and formatting for broadcast television and film production.


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THEA 21 Mexican Dance and Folklore

Units: 1-2     Hours: 1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: C1

Selected regional dances of Mexico, taught for technical and cultural understanding. Emphasis is given to the origin, development and styling of the material. Students are afforded the opportunity of appearing in performances. May be repeated until a maximum of 8 units are accrued.