Academic Catalogs

Theatre Arts

OCC’s Theatre Arts department offers students an opportunity to explore the art, theory and craft of live theatre in a hands-on and engaged way. Our lecture and practicum courses are designed to give the student opportunities to take the next step toward a degree or career in theatre or in the entertainment industry.


OCC Theatre offers four degree options and a Career Technical Education (CTE) Certificate in Media Arts and Creative Entertainment: 

The AAT degree is offered with an emphasis in Acting or in Technical Theatre, and the AA degree is also offered with an emphasis in Acting or in Technical Theatre. 

The Certificate is designed for the student who wants a concentrated course of study in the field of acting/directing coupled with film and television production. Students will be educated in performing, directing, storytelling, camera operation, event documentation, lighting, sound, post-production, and business practices. 


Students can expand their foundational knowledge of theatre while gaining skills in hands-on collaboration with faculty and fellow students producing or performing in OCC theatre department productions. Student participation in our specialty theatre courses forms a deeper understanding of the craft, and enrollment at OCC allows the student to select from a wide array of OCC general education courses that provide a strong foundation for transfer to four-year degree programs. 

Department Contact Information

For general inquiries about OCC Theatre and for Performance majors, please contact
Professor Tom Bruno, Department Chair
tbruno@occ.cccd.edu

For Technical majors and for inquiries about our student-run theatre company The Rep (THEA A131), please contact
Professor Cynthia Corley  
ccorley@occ.cccd.edu

Theatre Arts department website

Credit Courses

THEA A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Theatre  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introductory lecture course which explores the process of creating theatre today, including the contributions of the playwright, actor, director and designer. Plays of varying genres will be viewed and discussed. Students will attend and review two OCC-produced plays. C-ID: THTR 111.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A100

    THEA A1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    Introduction to History and Literature of the Theatre  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

    The study of the history of theatre from the Origins of Theatre to today. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Important plays from each era will be viewed and discussed. Students will attend and review one OCC theatre production. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A101

      THEA A1033 Units (45 lecture hours; 32 lab hours)  
      Theatre Improvisation- Short Form  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      The student will rehearse and perform individual and group improvisational scenes and exercises. The goals of the course are to help performers work with ease in front of an audience or camera, and learn Improv Olympics and theatre sports techniques and rules.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A103

        THEA A1043 Units (45 lecture hours; 32 lab hours)  
        Improvisation - Long Form  
        Advisory: THEA A103.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        The student will rehearse and perform individual and group improvisational scenes and exercises. The goal of the course is to help performers work with ease in front of an audience or camera. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A104

          THEA A1053 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Drama And Acting  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

          An introduction to acting and dramatic literature. Includes analysis of plays and dramatic structure, rehearsal techniques and performance of scenes and monologues.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A105

            THEA A1063 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
            Acting Fundamentals  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            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. Required for theatre arts majors. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: THTR 151.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A106

              THEA A1073 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
              Acting 2  
              Prerequisite(s): THEA A106 or intermediate acting experience/skills; This skill level will be validated by the instructor during the first week of the course.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              This course follows Acting Fundamentals 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. C-ID: THTR 152.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A107

                THEA A1102 Units (108 lab hours)  
                Theatre Laboratory Level 1  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                An introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements. Includes basic concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, and career possibilities. Students will work on OCC stage productions under faculty supervision. Lab/Arranged Lab.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A110

                  THEA A1112 Units (108 lab hours)  
                  Theatre Laboratory Level 2  
                  Advisory: THEA A110.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  A laboratory course for the creation of scenic elements. Includes concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization. Level 2 students will work on OCC stage productions on intermediate skill-level technical tasks including scenery building and painting, and prop building and backstage crew assignments. Lab/Arranged Lab.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A111

                    THEA A1122 Units (108 lab hours)  
                    Theatre Laboratory Level 3  
                    Advisory: THEA A111.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Level 3 students will work at an advanced skill-level in the scene shop or backstage on OCC stage productions supervising crews and projects and/or building, rigging or painting scenic and prop elements. Includes advanced level concepts of set and prop design and construction, painting techniques, set rigging and movement, backstage organization, and career possibilities. Lab/Arranged Lab.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A112

                      THEA A1132 Units (108 lab hours)  
                      Theatre Laboratory Level 4  
                      Advisory: THEA A112.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      Students will work on OCC stage productions under faculty supervision. Technical tasks in the fourth semester include working as head carpenter, lead scenic painter or prop master on a production. Lab/Arranged Lab.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A113

                        THEA A1153 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
                        Acting for Camera and Stage  

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                        Explores the translation of stage acting techniques into film and television acting. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A115

                          THEA A1203 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                          Drama Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning  

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                          This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a dramatic play. Students will gain practical acting experience at an introductory level. Actors must pass auditions. Cast assignments will be given upon enrollment. C-ID: THTR 191.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A120

                            THEA A1213 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                            Drama Rehearsal and Performance-Intermediate  
                            Advisory: THEA A120.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a dramatic play. Second semester students will gain intermediate skill level experience acting in ensemble or supporting dramatic roles. Assignments will be given upon enrollment. Actors must pass auditions.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A121

                              THEA A1223 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                              Drama Rehearsal and Performance - Advanced  
                              Advisory: THEA A121.

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                              This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a dramatic play. Second semester students will gain intermediate skill level experience acting in ensemble or supporting dramatic roles. Assignments will be given upon enrollment. Actors must pass auditions.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A122

                                THEA A1233 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                Comedy Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning  

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                                This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a comedic play. Students will gain practical acting experience at a beginning level. Actors must pass auditions. Cast assignments will be given upon enrollment. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A123

                                  THEA A1243 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                  Comedy Rehearsal and Performance - Intermediate  
                                  Advisory: THEA A123.

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                  This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a comedic play. Second semester students at an intermediate level will gain practical acting experience in comic ensemble or supporting roles. Assignments will be given upon enrollment. Actors must pass auditions.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A124

                                    THEA A1253 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                    Comedy Rehearsal and Performance - Advanced  
                                    Advisory: THEA A124.

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                    This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a comedic play. The third semester focuses at an advanced level on comic acting techniques and performance. Students in their third semester will gain practical experience in the performance of an ensemble, supporting or leading comic role.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A125

                                      THEA A1263 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                      Musical Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Beginning  

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

                                      This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a stage musical. Students will gain practical acting and singing experience at a beginning level. Actors must pass auditions. Cast assignments will be given upon enrollment.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A126

                                        THEA A1273 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                        Musical Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Intermediate  
                                        Advisory: THEA A126.

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                        This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a stage musical. Students in their second semester will gain practical experience in musical theatre performance. Students will rehearse and perform at an intermediate level in an ensemble or supporting role. Roles will be assigned after enrollment. Actors must pass auditions.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A127

                                          THEA A1283 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                          Musical Theatre Rehearsal and Performance - Advanced  
                                          Advisory: THEA A127.

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                          This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of a stage musical. Students in their third semester will work at an advanced level of skill on characterization, vocal and acting technique in an ensemble, supporting or leading role. Assignments will be given upon enrollment. Actors must pass auditions.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A128

                                            THEA A1293 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                            Technical Theatre Practicum  

                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                            Students will gain practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction of scenery, properties or costume, lighting, sound, and running crews of a faculty-directed play. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab. C-ID: THTR 192.

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A129

                                              THEA A1313 Units (13 lecture hours; 149 lab hours)  
                                              OCC Theatre Repertory 1  

                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                              This is "The Rep," a student-run theatre company. Students will collaborate under faculty supervision to plan and produce several plays. First semester students will choose two or more areas of play production in which to take part. Play production aspects include backstage duties such as technical production, crew, or stage management, acting in student-directed plays, or management duties such as planning, publicity and ushering. This course gives students hands-on experience which extends and enriches experience beyond previous beginning acting and technical courses. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab.

                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A131

                                                THEA A1323 Units (13 lecture hours; 149 lab hours)  
                                                OCC Theatre Repertory 2  
                                                Advisory: THEA A131.

                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                This is "The Rep." Second-semester students will work at a higher skill level on more complex tasks in at least two aspects of play production while staging a series of stage plays. Play production aspects including acting, design, publicity, technical production, stage management and house management will be practiced. This course extends and enriches experience beyond previous courses. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab.

                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A132

                                                  THEA A1333 Units (13 lecture hours; 149 lab hours)  
                                                  OCC Theatre Repertory 3  
                                                  Advisory: THEA A132.

                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                  This is "The Rep." Experienced students in their third semester will collaborate with others to plan and produce several plays at an advanced skill-level in one or more aspects of play production. Aspects of play production include acting, design, playwriting, publicity, technical production, stage management, production management and house management. This course extends and enriches the student's specific skills and experience at an advanced level. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab.

                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A133

                                                    THEA A1343 Units (13 lecture hours; 149 lab hours)  
                                                    OCC Theatre Repertory 4  
                                                    Advisory: THEA A133.

                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                    Students in their fourth semester with "The Rep" will take part in planning and producing several plays in a position requiring experience, advanced skills and responsibility, such as director, designer, production manager, artistic director, leading actor, etc. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab.

                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A134

                                                      THEA A1444 Units (36 lecture hours; 144 lab hours)  
                                                      Summer Theatre Festival  

                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                      Students participate in the pre-production, planning, audition, rehearsal, and performance of a theatrical production or productions in repertory. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A144

                                                        THEA A1453 Units (18 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
                                                        Touring Production 1  

                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                        Students will participate in elements of presenting a show at various locations. These elements will include: acting, set design, set construction, lighting, sound design, costuming, make up, and interaction with audiences through question and answer sessions. This course may require occasional overnight stays. Roles are assigned through audition.

                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A145

                                                          THEA A1463 Units (18 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
                                                          Touring Production 2  
                                                          Advisory: THEA A145.

                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU

                                                          Students will participate at an intermediate skill level in one or more production aspects presenting a touring show at various locations. These aspects include: acting, technical design and production, and stage management. Students will also learn to interact with audiences during question and answer sessions. Acting roles are assigned through audition.

                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A146

                                                            THEA A1651 Unit (54 lab hours)  
                                                            Stagecraft Lab  

                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                            Introduction to stage craft activities including scenery construction, set painting, light rigging, stage props and theatre operations. One hour lecture, two hours non-lecture.

                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A165

                                                              THEA A1701 Unit (54 lab hours)  
                                                              Stage Crew Activity  

                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                              The student will help produce an OCC stage production. One or more elements of technical theatre will be explored including scenic and prop construction, scene painting, or stage lighting. Strongly recommended for theatre majors. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Lab/Arranged Lab.

                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A170

                                                                THEA A1723 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                                                Elizabethan Play Workshop and Production  

                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre and rehearsal and performance of a play from or influenced by the Elizabethan era. Auditions will be held the first week of the class, and students will be assigned roles based on these auditions.

                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A172

                                                                  THEA A1753 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                  Stage Scenery  

                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                  An in-depth study of all the diverse theatre crafts such as scenery construction, scene painting, and properties, and a survey study of theatre design. The historical development and major trends of stagecraft will be studied. Students will prepare a practical project consisting of a scene design or scale model. Required for students planning to transfer to CSU Long Beach and Fullerton. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab. C-ID: THTR 171.

                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A175

                                                                    THEA A1763 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                    Stage Lighting  

                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                    This course involves the study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design. Students will participate in the lighting of college productions. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab. C-ID: THTR 173.

                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A176

                                                                      THEA A1773 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                      Make-Up  

                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                      A practical introduction to basic makeup techniques for theatre and film. C-ID: THTR 175.

                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A177

                                                                        THEA A1783 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                        Stage Costuming  

                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                        An introduction to costuming techniques for the theatre and entertainment industry. Topics include basic costume construction and alteration techniques, costume craft tools and materials, mask making and an introduction to costume design methods. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab. C-ID: THTR 174.

                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A178

                                                                          THEA A1811-2 Units (60-144 other hours)  
                                                                          Arts Internship  

                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                          A supervised internship related to classroom-based learning at a work site related to the student’s certificate program.

                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A181

                                                                            THEA A1823 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                            Advanced Make-Up  
                                                                            Advisory: THEA A177.

                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                            An advanced course in film and stage make-up techniques. Class will cover advanced make-up application which will include design, sculpting, molding, casting and finishing techniques of a prosthetic make-up.

                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A182

                                                                              THEA A1883 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                              Body Movement for the Actor  

                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                              Instruction in using the body as an expressive instrument in performance. Strength, flexibility, relaxation, control, and body relationship will be studied. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Lecture/Lab/Arranged Lab.

                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A188

                                                                                THEA A1892.5 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                                                                                Stage Combat  

                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                Fundamentals of stage combat emphasizing such weapons as quarterstaff, foil, epee, sabre, broadsword, rapier, and dagger. Such stunt techniques as fist fighting and falls are included. Strongly recommended for acting majors and theatre arts teachers.

                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A189

                                                                                  THEA A2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                  Voice and Articulation  

                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                  This course explores vocal techniques for actors including warm-up techniques, phonetics, projection, articulation and the use of regional accents. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A200

                                                                                    THEA A2063 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                    Acting 3  

                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                    Advanced techniques based on the study, analysis, rehearsal, and performance of dramatic scenes. Areas of concentration include projection and articulation, goal discovery and setting, and the use of imagery and connection. Three hours lecture, one hour studio.

                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A206

                                                                                      THEA A2073 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                      Acting 4  

                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                      Advanced acting techniques with particular emphasis on stage diction. Units of study include phonetics, voice projection, vocal quality, dialects, and the application of vocal techniques to dramatic literature. Required of theatre arts majors.

                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A207

                                                                                        THEA A2152 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                        Rehearsal and Performance 1  

                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

                                                                                        Participation in the rehearsal and public performance of a theatrical production. Area of involvement (acting, technical, house management) will be determined by instructor with student to satisfy individual expectations.

                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A215

                                                                                          THEA A2162 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                          Rehearsal and Performance 2  
                                                                                          Prerequisite(s): THEA A215.

                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                          Students will work collaboratively at an advanced skill level to produce and perform a play. Each student's area of involvement will be in one or more of the following areas: acting, technical, stage management, or house management. Student's area of involvement will be determined by the instructor with the student to satisfy individual expectations. Actors must audition for roles. 18 Lecture Hours, 40 scheduled Lab Hours, 14 arranged Lab Hours.

                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A216

                                                                                            THEA A2753 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                            Directing  

                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                            This course introduces and explores the basic principles of stage direction.

                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A275

                                                                                              THEA A2853 Units (18 lecture hours; 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                              Advanced Directing  
                                                                                              Advisory: THEA A275.

                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                              An advanced practicum in stage direction. Students in their second semester will work independently under faculty supervision to direct or stage manage a play or project in the OCC Theatre Department.

                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA A285

                                                                                                THEA C1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                Introduction to Theater  

                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass, Conversion

                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                A course designed to introduce students to all aspects of theatre. This course examines theatre history, acting, directing, and the technical elements of scenery, lighting, sound, costume and make-up. Lecture, demonstration, and classroom participation will be utilized. Attendance at a live theatrical performance is mandatory (the college will not pay for or reimburse a student the cost of attending a live theatrical performance). Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C100

                                                                                                  THEA C1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                  Introduction to History and Literature of Theater  

                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                  Formerly ENGL C164. Designed for the General Education student, this course is an introduction to dramatic literature and an examination of the process of theater production. Included is a view of each period of dramatic literature in the context of history and mind set, the study of characterization and theme, and an examination of the creative process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C101

                                                                                                    THEA C1032 Units (18 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                                                                                                    Acting Skills for Life  

                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                    This unique hands-on interactive course incorporates the best practices from the world of theater to strengthen human interaction and leadership skills for greater success in life. Students from diverse backgrounds will benefit from this practical experience. Topics include style and power, body language, active listening, creative collaboration, vocal essentials, and the nature of leadership. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C103

                                                                                                      THEA C1043 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                      Drama Therapy: For Clinical and Personal Application  

                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                      This class serves as an introduction to drama therapy. It will expose students to the theory of drama therapy, its evolution as a profession, and its roots in both theater and psychology, as well as providing students experiential learning about its application in both clinical and everyday situations. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C104

                                                                                                        THEA C1053 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                                                                                                        Theater Games and Exercises  

                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                        A beginning class for anyone interested in drama. The course covers the basic principles and techniques of acting through the use of interactive theater games and improvisational exercises. Development of expressive freedom; creativity; relaxation; sensory awareness concentration; and the acting instruments of voice, body, and imagination will be emphasized. Minimal memorization. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C105

                                                                                                          THEA C1063 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                          Acting Fundamentals  

                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                          An interactive course analyzing the art of acting, including vocal and movement exercises, character development, and examination of various acting techniques and styles. Emphasis is placed on class participation in scene work to develop a concrete understanding of the creative process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C106

                                                                                                            THEA C1073 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                            Acting 2  

                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                            An interactive course analyzing the art of acting, including vocal and movement exercises, character development, and examination of various acting techniques and styles. Emphasis is placed on class participation in scene work to develop a concrete understanding of the creative process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C107

                                                                                                              THEA C1113 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                                                                                                              The Show: Creating and Performing for Television and the Web  

                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                              This course introduces students to the process of creating and performing in television productions intended for distribution to television and the Internet (Web). Both sides of the camera will be experienced: acting for television as well as the process of creating and taping a television program. Skill building through hands-on experience will be emphasized. Students will learn the process of television acting, including creating a character, auditioning, and performing monologues and dialogues as well as movement. Students will also learn the fundamentals of television show creation including camera work, audio recording, scriptwriting, producing and directing. Finally, each student will have a hand in the creation of a television program that is uploaded to the Web. This course is designed for those interested in careers in acting and television as well as those just curious about the mysterious process of making television programs. No previous experience is required. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA C111

                                                                                                                THEA G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                Introduction to the Theater  

                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                A course designed to introduce students to all aspects of theater. This course examines theater history, acting, directing and the technical elements of scenery, lighting, sound, costume and make-up. Lecture, demonstration, and classroom participation will be utilized. Students are required to see college produced plays. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 111.

                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G100

                                                                                                                  THEA G1023 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                  History And Appreciation Of The Cinema  

                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                  This course is designed for students who want to develop an appreciation for and obtain a perspective on the cinema, including its historical, artistic, cultural and myth-making aspects. Topics will include film genres, filmmaking techniques (e.g. what does a director do? What is editing?), film language, narrative devices, themes, film theory and criticism, film studios and the star system, relationship between film and literature, and other subjects. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G102

                                                                                                                    THEA G1063 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                    Acting 1  

                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                    Formerly: Acting Fundamentals. This course is an introduction to the discipline of acting. Areas of study include basic acting techniques, interaction, characterization and emotion. Students are expected to participate in class exercises and improvisations, prepare memorized scenes and criticize various acting techniques orally and in writing. This course is required for Theater Arts majors. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded. C-ID: THTR 151.

                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G106

                                                                                                                      THEA G1073 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                      Acting 2  
                                                                                                                      Prerequisite(s): THEA G106 or instructor permission.

                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                      This course is an intermediate course in acting with special focus on characterization, emotion, movement, vocal techniques, improvisation, audition techniques and scene study. The acting student will work with selected contemporary dramatic and comedic scenes on an intermediate level. Students are required to see Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded. C-ID: THTR 152.

                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G107

                                                                                                                        THEA G1083 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                        History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater  

                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                        This course is identical to MUS G108. This course explores all of the elements which make the Musical Theater one of the premier art forms of the 21st Century. Emphasis will be placed on the history of the musical and on examining the roles of the composer, librettist, lyricist, choreographer, director, performer, designer, and others relative to creating a musical theater production. DVD/video/broadcast television, film and performances will be utilized to enhance the student's knowledge of the subject. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G108

                                                                                                                          THEA G1103 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                          Acting For The Camera  

                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                          This course introduces the special techniques of acting for the motion picture and television cameras. Areas of study include development of basic on-camera acting techniques for film, video and television. Students are expected to participate in on-camera class exercises and improvisations, prepare memorized scenes and, orally and in writing, critique acting techniques and skills found in film, video and television productions. Emphasis will be placed on the audition process for commercials and TV/film technique along with the understanding of the various camera angles, shots, positions and actor behaviors unique to acting before a camera. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded.

                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G110

                                                                                                                            THEA G1113 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                            Theater History and Literature - Classical to 1800  

                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                            This course will introduce the historical and literary origins of theater from Classical Greece to 1800 through a study of dramatic literature. The general nature of dramatic presentation including elements of dramatic structure, types of drama, and the contributions of the playwright, actor, director, designer, technician and audience will be included. The course includes an introduction to the important eras in theater history through the literary analysis and study of several well-known plays. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 113.

                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G111

                                                                                                                              THEA G1123 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                              Theater History and Literature - 1800 to Modern  

                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                              This course will introduce the historical and literary origins of theater from 1800 to modern theater through a study of dramatic literature. The general nature of dramatic presentation including elements of dramatic structure, types of drama, and the contributions of the playwright, actor, director, designer, technician and audience will be included. The course includes an introduction to the important eras in theater history through the literary analysis and study of several well-known plays. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G112

                                                                                                                                THEA G1151,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                Theater Practicum 1 - Performance  
                                                                                                                                Prerequisite(s): Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                Formerly: THEA G142 – Theater Practicum 1. Students in this course are given practical experience in theatrical acting, rehearsal, and performance at an introductory level. Actors will be selected through the audition/interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G115

                                                                                                                                  THEA G1161-2 Units (54-108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                  Theater Practicum 2  
                                                                                                                                  Advisory: audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                  Students in this course are given practical experience in each area of theatrical performance and production at a beginning level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No pass option. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G116

                                                                                                                                    THEA G1171-2 Units (54-108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                    Theater Practicum 3  
                                                                                                                                    Advisory: Audition/Interview.

                                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                    Students in this course are given practical experience in each area of theatrical performance and production at an intermediate level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G117

                                                                                                                                      THEA G1181-2 Units (54-108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                      Theater Practicum 4  
                                                                                                                                      Advisory: Actors will be selected through audition.

                                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                      Students in this course are given practical experience in each area of theatrical performance and production at an advanced level. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G118

                                                                                                                                        THEA G1193 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                        Improvisation for Theater, Film, and Television  

                                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                        This course encompasses the study, rehearsal and performance of individual and group scenes of improvisation. Areas of study will include principles and techniques of improvisational acting specifically designed to increase the actor’s creativity, problem solving and performance skills in theater, film and television genres. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process as well as individual performance, ensemble work and the development of the actor’s physical, vocal, and emotional instrument as it relates to improvisational performance. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G119

                                                                                                                                          THEA G1203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                                          Appreciation of the Theater  

                                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                          This course will introduce students to the full spectrum of live theatrical plays in performance with emphasis on theater history and the role of the director, designer and actor. This course will enable students to understand, appreciate and evaluate live theatrical plays in performance. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G120

                                                                                                                                            THEA G1251,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                            Play Performance 1  
                                                                                                                                            Prerequisite(s): Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                            Formerly: THEA G171 – Play Production. (or Play Production and Performance) This course provides participation in the acting, rehearsal, and performance of theatrical productions presented to the community at an introductory level. Actors will be selected through the audition/interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G125

                                                                                                                                              THEA G1261,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                              Play Production and Performance 2  
                                                                                                                                              Advisory: Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                              This course provides participation in the preparation of theatrical productions presented to the community in one or more of the following areas at a beginning level: stage scenery building and painting, stage lighting, stage makeup, stage costumes, house management, stage management, and acting Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G126

                                                                                                                                                THEA G1271,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                Play Production and Performance 3  
                                                                                                                                                Advisory: Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                This course provides participation in the preparation of theatrical productions presented to the community in one or more of the following areas at an intermediate level: stage scenery construction and painting, stage lighting, stage makeup, stage costumes, house management, stage management, and acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G127

                                                                                                                                                  THEA G1281,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                  Play Production and Performance 4  
                                                                                                                                                  Advisory: Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                  This course provides participation in the preparation of theatrical productions presented to the community in one or more of the following areas at an advanced level: stage scenery, stage lighting, stage makeup, stage costumes, house management, stage management, and acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G128

                                                                                                                                                    THEA G1351,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                    Classical Play Performance 1  
                                                                                                                                                    Advisory: Audition/Interview.

                                                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                    At an introductory level, instruction and participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of classical plays (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan, and 16th through 19th century) presented to the community. The student will explore the social and moral attitudes and customs of historical periods. The actors will be selected through the audition/interview process. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G135

                                                                                                                                                      THEA G1361,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                      Classical Play Production and Performance 2  

                                                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                      This course provides participation in the preparation of productions of classical plays at a beginning level (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan and 16th through 19th) presented to the community. The student will explore social and moral attitudes and customs of historical periods. The student will be introduced to the following areas of concentration: scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, house management, publicity, marketing and/or acting. Actors will be selected through audition and all others will identify a preference for production assignments. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G136

                                                                                                                                                        THEA G1371,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                        Classical Play Production and Performance 3  
                                                                                                                                                        Advisory: Actors will be selected through audition.

                                                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                        At an intermediate level, participation in the preparation of classical plays (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan and 16th through 19th century) presented to the community. Student will explore social and moral attitudes and customs of specific historical periods. Student will be introduced to the following areas of concentration for classical presentations: scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, house management, publicity, marketing and/or acting. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Grade or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 191

                                                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G137

                                                                                                                                                          THEA G1381,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                          Classical Play Production and Performance 4  
                                                                                                                                                          Advisory: Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                          At an advanced level, participation in the preparation of classical plays (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan, and 16th through 19th century) presented to the community. The student will explore the social and moral attitudes and customs of specific historical periods. The student will be introduced to the following areas of concentration for classical presentations: scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, house management, publicity, marketing and/or acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G138

                                                                                                                                                            THEA G1462 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                                                            Voice for Musical Theater 1  
                                                                                                                                                            Advisory: MUS G115 or MUS G121 or MUS G141 or MUS G142 recommended for those who do not read music.

                                                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                            Formerly: Broadway and Opera Singing. This course is identical to MUS G150. This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at an introductory level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G146

                                                                                                                                                              THEA G1482 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                                                              Voice for Musical Theater 2  
                                                                                                                                                              Prerequisite(s): MUS G150 or THEA G146 or instructor permission.
                                                                                                                                                              Advisory: MUS G115 or MUS G121 or MUS G141 or MUS G142 recommended for those who do not read music.

                                                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                              This course is identical to MUS G151. This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at a beginning level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G148

                                                                                                                                                                THEA G1562 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                Voice for Musical Theater 3  
                                                                                                                                                                Prerequisite(s): MUS G151 or THEA G148 or instructor permission.
                                                                                                                                                                Advisory: MUS G115 or MUS G121 or MUS G141 or MUS G142 recommended for those who do not read music.

                                                                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                This course is identical to MUS G152. This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at an intermediate level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G156

                                                                                                                                                                  THEA G1582 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                  Voice for Musical Theater 4  
                                                                                                                                                                  Prerequisite(s): MUS G152 or THEA G156 or instructor permission.
                                                                                                                                                                  Advisory: MUS G115 or MUS G121 or MUS G141 or MUS G142 recommended for those who do not read music.

                                                                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                  This course is identical to MUS G153. This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at an advanced level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G158

                                                                                                                                                                    THEA G1603 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                    Introduction To Stage Direction  

                                                                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                    This course introduces the student to the directing process for the stage. Included are units of study in the use of the stage, play selection and analysis, casting the play, blocking the action, picturization, character development, rhythm, and the organization of the audition and rehearsal process. Graded.

                                                                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G160

                                                                                                                                                                      THEA G1613 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                      Stage Management  

                                                                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                      This course teaches processes and techniques to manage the preparation, rehearsal, and performance of theatrical productions. Basic skills to be introduced include blocking notation, production book assembly, and communication protocols applied in the theatrical production process. Stage management as a profession will be studied. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G161

                                                                                                                                                                        THEA G1663 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                        Stagecraft  

                                                                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                        This course is an introduction to materials, tools and procedures of theatrical stagecraft including scenery construction, set painting, stage lighting and rigging, stage props and technical theatre operations. Emphasis will be placed on the vocabulary, theory, skills, application and collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 171

                                                                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G166

                                                                                                                                                                          THEA G1673 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                          Stagecraft 2 - Intermediate  
                                                                                                                                                                          Prerequisite(s): THEA G166 or equivalent completed at another college or university or instructor permission.

                                                                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                          Students in this course will continue the study of theatrical stagecraft including scenery construction, set painting, stage lighting and rigging, stage props and technical theatre operations along with an introduction to stage projections. There will be an emphasis on vocabulary, theory, skills, application and the collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production at an intermediate level. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G167

                                                                                                                                                                            THEA G1683 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                            Stagecraft 3 - Advanced  
                                                                                                                                                                            Prerequisite(s): THEA G167 or equivalent completed at another college or university or instructor permission.

                                                                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                            Students will continue the study of theatrical stagecraft with an emphasis on vocabulary, theory, skills, application and the collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production at a demonstrated advanced level of skill. Students will organize, fabricate or arrange the structural elements of theatrical stagecraft as specified using deductive, experiential, inductive and practiced learning skills. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G168

                                                                                                                                                                              THEA G1693 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                              Stagecraft 4 - Advanced 2  
                                                                                                                                                                              Prerequisite(s): THEA G168 or equivalent completed at another college or university or instructor permission.

                                                                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                              Students will continue the study of theatrical stagecraft at an advanced level reflecting consistent excellence, execution and creative problem solving. Strong and focused emphasis on professional level application of vocabulary, theory, skills, and the collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production will be expected. Students will assume leadership roles in the organization, fabrication, execution and/or arrangement of the structural elements of theatrical stagecraft as required in scenery construction, scenic painting, stage lighting and rigging, stage props, technical theatre operations and stage projections. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G169

                                                                                                                                                                                THEA G1701,2 Units (54, 108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                Theater Production and Stage Crew  

                                                                                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                Formerly: Stage Crew Activity. Student will gain practical experience in the technical preparation and operation of theatrical productions presented to the community. Student will be involved in one or more of the following areas of concentration and responsibility: stage management, house management, stage crew activity, scenery building and painting, props, lighting, make-up, costumes, sound and/or special effects at an introductory level. Students will identify a preference for stage crew/technical theater production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 192.

                                                                                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G170

                                                                                                                                                                                  THEA G1743 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                  Scenic Painting and Technical Production Techniques  

                                                                                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                                  This course is an introduction to and practical application of theatrical scenic painting and technical production techniques for stage scenery and stage properties. Color theory, textures, faux finishes, materials, scenic painting equipment and supplies, and the proper and safe usage of various tools will be emphasized. Students will demonstrated acquired skills through successful completion of projects including the painting of scenery and stage properties for live theatrical productions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G174

                                                                                                                                                                                    THEA G1753 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                    Stage Scenery  

                                                                                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                    A study of the theater crafts including scenery, construction, properties, stage management and organization. A survey study of the theater design arts: scenery design, set construction and scene painting. The course will include the study of the historical development and major trends of stagecrafts. The student will be expected to prepare a practical scene design project. Required for students planning to transfer to California State University, Long Beach and Fullerton. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 171.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G175

                                                                                                                                                                                      THEA G1763 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                      Stage Lighting  

                                                                                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                      This course is an introduction to the theories and technology of lighting for stage, film and television. Course includes practical applications of basic electronics, color, projections, maintenance of lighting equipment and lighting design. Students may participate in the lighting of college productions and are required to attend GWC theatrical productions. This course is recommended for students interested in theater, television and film and for students planning to transfer. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 173.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G176

                                                                                                                                                                                        THEA G1773 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                        Make-Up  

                                                                                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                        This course is a practical introduction to the techniques of applying theatrical makeup. Recommended for students of drama/theater arts interested in gaining a better understanding of the proper uses of theatrical makeup. Required for students planning to transfer to California State University, Long Beach, Fullerton or Dominguez Hills. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts department productions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 175.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G177

                                                                                                                                                                                          THEA G1783 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                          Introduction to Stage Costume  

                                                                                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                          This course is an introduction to costuming for the theater, television and film. Topics included: fabrics, sewing, wardrobe observations, color coordination, script analysis and basic drawing. Students will participate in the design and construction of costumes for Golden West College productions and will work on the production wardrobe crew. This course is required for students planning to transfer to California State University. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 174.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G178

                                                                                                                                                                                            THEA G1793 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                            Theater Sound Technology  

                                                                                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                                            This course is an introduction to basic sound design theory and technology, sound reinforcement techniques, and sound operations used in the performing arts. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts, Dance and Music department productions. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G179

                                                                                                                                                                                              THEA G1802 Units (18 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                              Basic Costume Sewing, Construction and Wardrobe Techniques  

                                                                                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                                              This course introduces students to the principles and techniques of basic costume construction, sewing, use of fabrics and development of simple patterns in a theatrical context. The course will also emphasize basic theatrical wardrobe production practices including preparing, changing and maintaining theatrical costumes before, during and after theatrical performances, inventory control, wardrobe cleaning and storing techniques. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G180

                                                                                                                                                                                                THEA G1853 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                Stage Scenery 2 - Projection Design and Production  

                                                                                                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Introduction to all aspects of scenic and projection design for live theatrical performance. Students will view and discuss contemporary projection design and its application for live theatrical performance and production. Students will also learn to generate still and moving-image content, edit and prepare media, basics of image and video editing, specifics of hardware components such as mixers, monitors and projectors and the mechanics of working with multiple screens. This course will include creative projects. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G185

                                                                                                                                                                                                  THEA G1883 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stage Movement 1  

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on introductory movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat. Graded. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G188

                                                                                                                                                                                                    THEA G1903 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stage Movement 2  

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat at a beginning level. Graded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G190

                                                                                                                                                                                                      THEA G1913 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stage Movement 3  

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat at an intermediate level. Graded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G191

                                                                                                                                                                                                        THEA G1923 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stage Movement 4  

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat at an advanced level. Graded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G192

                                                                                                                                                                                                          THEA G2063 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Acting 3  

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advanced course in acting with concentration on characterization, projection, vocal techniques, diction, and scene study. The basis of study will be selected historic classical theatrical literature from Greek, Roman, Elizabethan, Restoration and Commedia dell'Arte theatrical periods. Students are required to see Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G206

                                                                                                                                                                                                            THEA G2073 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Acting 4  

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Advanced course in acting with concentration on realism, classical and contemporary acting techniques, stage movement, characterization, vocal techniques and diction. The basis of study will be selected classical theatrical literature from the late 19th century to the present. Students are required to see Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Graded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G207

                                                                                                                                                                                                              THEA G2102 Units (108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Musical Theater Performance 1  
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prerequisite(s): Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Formerly: Musical Theater Production and Performance 1. Introduction to the principles and techniques of performing for musical theater. Students will learn and apply acting, dancing, solo and choral singing and audition techniques with emphasis on introductory participation in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College. Actors will be selected through the audition/interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: THTR 191.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G210

                                                                                                                                                                                                                THEA G2112 Units (108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Musical Theater Production and Performance 2  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Advisory: Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students in this course will experience the principles of acting, dancing, solo and choral singing, stage management, producing, audition and/or technical theater techniques for musical theater at a beginning level. Students will participate in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College at a beginning level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G211

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THEA G2122 Units (108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Musical Theater Production and Performance 3  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisory: Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Students in this course will experience the principles of acting, dancing, solo and choral singing, stage management, producing, audition and/or technical theater techniques for musical theater at an intermediate level. Students will participate in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College at an intermediate level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G212

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THEA G2132 Units (108 lab hours)  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Musical Theater Production and Performance 4  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Advisory: Audition/interview.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students in this course will experience the principles of acting, dancing, solo and choral singing, stage management, producing, audition and/or technical theater techniques for musical theater at an advanced level. Students will participate in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College at an advanced level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing THEA G213