Theatre Arts (TA)

TA 100

SURVEY OF DRAMA

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the dramatic literature and performance of Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, Romantic, Realistic, and Modern plays from diverse cultures around the world. [D; CSU; UC]

TA 101

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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 109

SCRIPTWRITING FOR THE STAGE AND FILM

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: FTMA 105 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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; Same as: FTMA 115;TELE 208)

TA 110

ACTING I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 110 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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 TELEVISION AND FILM

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: TA 110 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an overview of the techniques of acting on camera. Includes exercises in sense memory and effective memory, action, relaxation, and concentration. Emphasizes improvisational techniques, auditions, and scene performance. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: FTMA 116;TELE 115)

TA 135

IMPROVISATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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 136

IMPROVISATION: INTERMEDIATE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 135 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on developing the skills of spontaneity, characterization, and narrative. Introduces the skills of 'long form' improvisation. [D; CSU]

TA 137

IMPROVISATION: INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 136 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on practice of the skills necessary to create spontaneous, original characters, and scenes. Improves the development of creative imagination, confidence, and critical analysis, and integrates current and historical events into dramatic situations. [D; CSU]

TA 138

IMPROVISATION: ADVANCED

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 137 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on personal exploration and the application of improv skills in creating ethical, moral and philosophical structures for believable fictional characters in fictional worlds. [D; CSU]

TA 141

PERFORMANCE STUDIO I

1-2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: TA 111 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

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 142

PERFORMANCE STUDIO II

1-2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 141 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

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

TA 143

PERFORMANCE STUDIO III

1-2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 142 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

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

TA 144

PERFORMANCE STUDIO IV

1-2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 143 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

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

TA 150

INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces theatre staging including: 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] (Same as: TELE 150)

TA 152

LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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

THEATRE WORKSHOP---TECHNICAL CREWS I

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

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 161

THEATRE WORKSHOP---TECHNICAL CREWS II

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 160 or equivalent.

Laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

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

TA 162

THEATRE WORKSHOP---MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION I

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 161 or equivalent.

Laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers managing and staffing technical crews in lighting, construction, front-of-house, and running college productions. [D; CSU]

TA 163

THEATRE WORKSHOP---MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION II

1.5 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 162 or equivalent.

Laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers supervision of technical crews in building and running college productions. [D; CSU]

TA 165

STAGECRAFT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides practical experience in the technical aspects of drama productions. Emphasizes tool safety, set construction and building techniques, scenery painting, box office, and running crews. Participation in SWC theatre events as a crew member or technician is required. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID THTR 171]

TA 211

AUDITION TECHNIQUES

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: TA 110 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

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

TA 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in an area of theatre arts of particular interest to the student and not included in the regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.)