Theatre Arts Courses

THEAR 2 – Introduction to Theatrical Design

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID THTR 172

This course is a survey of design in scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup and properties. Additional topics in theatrical equipment and construction techniques are explored through demonstration. Information is applicable to all formal theatrical applications.

THEAR 5A – Introduction to Film Making

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course provides an introduction to the basic elements and terminology of filmmaking. In addition to studying films visual aesthetics, techniques of filmmaking and the duties of the filmmaking team are demonstrated. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 5B – Introduction to Film Making

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: THEAR 5A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is for the student who has completed Theatre 005A. Students have the opportunity to continue developing skills and techniques used in filmmaking. Lecture, discussion and individual/group projects are combined to help the student acquire a more advanced knowledge of producing, directing and editing.

THEAR 6A – Writing for Film & Television

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

An introductory course in script writing for film and television designed to provide students with the skills needed to write various length TV/Film scripts, including commercials, narrative and educational screenplays. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 6B – Writing for Film and Television

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Prerequisite: THEAR 6A

Acceptable for credit: California State University

A continuation of 6A, concentrating on screen writing techniques, forms and concepts. Development of screenplays and teleplays for various media markets will be examined. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 7A – Acting for Film and Television

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: THEAR 40A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to the technique of acting in front of a camera. It includes participation in film acting projects and television production. Students will also learn the terminology of the TV/Film Studio. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 7B – Acting for Film and Television

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: THEAR 7A and THEAR 40A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is a follow-up course to THEAR 7A. It includes continued participation in film acting projects and television production. Students will apply television terminology to their behind-thescene activities. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 10 – Introduction to Theatre

3 units:lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID THTR 111

This course is an introduction to the world of theatre. This introduction includes dramatic literature, technical theatre, theatre history, production techniques and the critical evaluation of productions.

THEAR 10H – Honors Theatre Appreciation

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Honors Theatre Appreciation uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course present an overview of the world of theatre, including dramatic literature, technical theatre, production techniques and the critical evaluation of productions.

THEAR 11A – Script Analysis: Classical

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a survey of dramatic literature from ancient Greece and Rome through the Italian Renaissance and the French Neo-Classical period with an emphasis on preparation for production. Through reading and analysis of representative plays selected from each of the major dramatic periods within this frame, and through consideration of theatrical conventions and aesthetic influences, the course fully explores an in-depth methodology of reading, analyzing and understanding the play scripts intended for production. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 11B – Script Analysis: Modern Realism

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a survey of world dramatic literature from 1860 to the present with an emphasis on realism and naturalism and an examination of these plays for production. Through consideration of theatrical conventions and aesthetic influences, the course fully explores an in-depth methodology of reading, analyzing and understanding the play scripts intended for production. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 11C – Script Analysis: Contemporary/Absurdist

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a survey of dramatic literature from the early 20th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on absurdism and modern theatre styles and the preparation of such plays for production. Through reading and analysis of representative plays selected and through consideration of theatrical conventions and aesthetic influences, the course fully explores an in-depth methodology of reading, analyzing and understanding the play scripts intended for production. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 12 – Survey of Musical Theatre

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a survey of musical theatre from the mid-19th century to present day. Emphasis is placed on the stylistic distinctions of the musical and the contribution of individual composers, librettists, lyricists, choreographers, directors and designers to the genre of musical theatre. Students study the genre’s social and cultural significance as a separate and distinctive art form. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 14A – Survey of Film

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Survey of Film is an introductory film course in which primary focus is placed on the cinematic development of genre classics in Horror and Science Fiction. Critical analysis from an audience perspective includes readings, lectures and discussions covering conventions, history, evolution, terminology, and technique. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 14B – Survey of Film

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Survey of Film is an introductory film course in which primary focus is placed on the cinematic development of genre classics in Westerns and Musicals. Critical analysis from an audience perspective includes readings, lectures and discussions covering conventions, history, evolution, terminology, and technique. Pass/No Pass Option

THEAR 14C – Survey of Film

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Survey of film is an introductory film course in which primary focus is placed on the cinematic development of gangster and detective films. Critical analysis from an audience perspective includes readings, lectures, and discussions covering genre conventions, history, evolution, terminology, and technique. Pass/No Pass Option

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