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TA 103: Theatre Appreciation
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Survey of dramatic literature and play production in the context of dramatic style, structure and historical perspective, including an exploration of various methods and conventions of theatrical realization through acting, directing, design and production. Provides a greater understanding and appreciation of theatre as a living art. (CAN DRAM 18)

TA 106: Development of Drama - Musical Theatre
(3) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Survey of the dramatic literature of musical theatre from operetta to contemporary musical theatre. Through reading, listening, viewing and analysis of representative musicals, consideration of musical theatre conventions and aesthetic influences, the evolution of the musical as a cultural expression and social force is examined in reference to its historical context and contemporary effect.

TA 107: Development Of Drama I: Greek To Renaissance
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Survey of dramatic literature from ancient Greece, Rome and Asia through the 17th century. Through reading and analysis of representative plays, consideration of theatrical conventions and review of aesthetic influences, the evolution of theatre as a cultural expression and social force is examined in reference to its historical context and contemporary effect.

TA 108: Development Of Drama II: Restoration To Contemporary
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Survey of dramatic literature from the 17th century to modern times. Through reading and analysis of representative plays selected from each of the major dramatic periods within this frame and through consideration of theatrical conventions and aesthetic influences, the evolution of theatre is examined in its historical context and for contemporary effect. Note: Students may enroll in TA 108 prior to and/or without having enrolled in TA 107.

TA 111: Beginning Acting
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Introduction to the separate parts of the composite art of acting, which entails the effective communication of the ideas and emotions of a dramatic character to an audience. The ultimate goal is to develop a firm foundation in basic acting techniques. (CAN DRAM 8)

TA 112: Intermediate Acting A
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: TA 111.

Emphasizes "work on oneself," which includes learning to listen; developmental sensory awareness; enhancing concentration and observation; performing meaningful activities; exploring emotional preparation techniques; and defining relationships. By engaging in scene work, students develop fundamental performance skills. (CAN DRAM 22)

TA 114: Voice And Diction
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Designed as an elementary voice class introducing the student to the mechanics of voice production and the various elements of speech: quality, strength, duration and pitch. The student is introduced to the International Phonetic Alphabet, American standard pronunciation and stage dialects. Lecture and discussion, individual and group exercises, and performance and feedback are combined to help the student acquire the basics of good vocal production, speech and articulation. (CAN DRAM 6)

TA 116: Readers' Theatre
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and 103.

Introduction to the analytical tools and performance techniques necessary to explore, understand and orally present a diverse literary canon that includes traditional, modern and original student works.

TA 120: Understanding Scenography
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Examination of the practice and implications of visual design in the theatre, including a study of the origins and development of theatrical scenery, costume and lighting design, and a survey of current scenographic practices and their relationship to theatrical performance.

TA 121: Introduction To Stagecraft
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Survey of the organization, practices, conventions and crafts associated with the execution of scenic, lighting and sound designs for the stage. Includes study of and laboratory experience in scenic construction, painting, rigging, placement and manipulation of scenery, lighting and sound equipment, and properties. (CAN DRAM 12)

TA 122: Theatre Graphics
(3) - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: TA 121.

Exploration of graphic techniques used to develop and communicate scenic and lighting designs for execution on stage, including freehand sketching, mechanical drawing, perspective and color rendering, and model building techniques.

TA 123: Stage Lighting
(3) - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Introduction to stage lighting techniques, principles and equipment, including a basic study of optics, color, electricity, instrumentation, control systems and design theory.

TA 131: Introduction To Costume Crafts
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Introduction to the techniques and methodology of costume and accessory construction. Practical experience in sewing, pattern development, fabrics and their modification, and service on crews. Examination of costume production procedures in regard to time, budgets and labor. Craft techniques and materials for accessories, such as armor, masks, millinery and footwear. Required course for majors.

TA 134: Introduction To Costume Design
(3) - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: TA 131

Study of the interpretation of scripts through costume design. Includes a brief survey of costume history, discussions of costume and production organization and personnel, and practice of drawing and rendering techniques. Study takes form of design projects done for theoretical productions. Does not include sewing or costume crafts.

TA 136: Theatrical Makeup Techniques
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Investigation of the uses of makeup in contributing to the effectiveness of stage, television, video, film and photography projects. Emphasis on design and techniques of makeup to aid the student in the development and projection of character. This is a required course for theatre majors. (CAN DRAM 14)

TA 141: Theatre Workshop
(0.5) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor TA 141 - (0.5) - 50 lab hours TA 142 - (1.0) - 100 lab hours TA 143 - (1.5) - 150 lab hours TA 144 - (2.0) - 200 lab hours Provides study and laboratory exploration of all aspects of play production involving the actor in order to develop his acting capabilities, skills and discipline. The audition, preparation and presentational phases of the acting process explored under the supervision and guidance of a faculty director. Productions presented for public performance. Enrollment is for the duration of the audition, preparation and presentation phases of production. Note: Registration follows audition and/or interview, after semester begins.

TA 142: Theatre Workshop
(1.0) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor TA 141 - (0.5) - 50 lab hours TA 142 - (1.0) - 100 lab hours TA 143 - (1.5) - 150 lab hours TA 144 - (2.0) - 200 lab hours Provides study and laboratory exploration of all aspects of play production involving the actor in order to develop his acting capabilities, skills and discipline. The audition, preparation and presentational phases of the acting process explored under the supervision and guidance of a faculty director. Productions presented for public performance. Enrollment is for the duration of the audition, preparation and presentation phases of production. Note: Registration follows audition and/or interview, after semester begins.

TA 143: Theatre Workshop
(1.5) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor TA 141 - (0.5) - 50 lab hours TA 142 - (1.0) - 100 lab hours TA 143 - (1.5) - 150 lab hours TA 144 - (2.0) - 200 lab hours Provides study and laboratory exploration of all aspects of play production involving the actor in order to develop his acting capabilities, skills and discipline. The audition, preparation and presentational phases of the acting process explored under the supervision and guidance of a faculty director. Productions presented for public performance. Enrollment is for the duration of the audition, preparation and presentation phases of production. Note: Registration follows audition and/or interview, after semester begins.

TA 144: Theatre Workshop
(2.0) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor TA 141 - (0.5) - 50 lab hours TA 142 - (1.0) - 100 lab hours TA 143 - (1.5) - 150 lab hours TA 144 - (2.0) - 200 lab hours Provides study and laboratory exploration of all aspects of play production involving the actor in order to develop his acting capabilities, skills and discipline. The audition, preparation and presentational phases of the acting process explored under the supervision and guidance of a faculty director. Productions presented for public performance. Enrollment is for the duration of the audition, preparation and presentation phases of production. Note: Registration follows audition and/or interview, after semester begins.

TA 145A: Stage Electrician
(0.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Provides study and laboratory exploration for the beginning technician in the operation of basic theatrical lighting instruments utilized in the realization of a production. Enrollment by Instructor assignment.

TA 146A: Theatrical Stage Carpentry Deck Crew
(0.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Provides study and laboratory exploration for the beginning theatrical technician in the responsibilities and skills necessary to function as a stage carpenter on the deck crew of a realized production.

TA 149A: Production Assistant
(0.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Provides study and laboratory exploration for the beginning theatre student in the skills required to be part of a theatrical stage management team. Enrollment by Instructor assignment.

TA 150A: Audio Technician in Production
(0.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Provides study and laboratory exploration for the beginning technician in the operation of basic theatrical audio equipment utilized in the realization of a production. Enrollment by Instructor assignment.

TA 151: Theatre Production
(0.5) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

TA 151 - (0.5) - 35-50 lab hours TA 152 - (1.0) - 84-100 lab hours TA 153 - (1.5) - 112-140 lab hours TA 154 - (2.0) - 140-200 lab hours Technical theatre practicum. "Hands-on" experience and workshops in stage management, scenic construction, scenic painting, costuming, makeup, lighting, sound, properties and other related areas of production. Students perform as crew members and/or crew heads for college productions. Note: Students first arrange production assignment with appropriate production supervisor before registering. Registration open throughout semester. Contact department office for details.

TA 152: Theatre Production
(1.0) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

TA 151 - (0.5) - 35-50 lab hours TA 152 - (1.0) - 84-100 lab hours TA 153 - (1.5) - 112-140 lab hours TA 154 - (2.0) - 140-200 lab hours Technical theatre practicum. "Hands-on" experience and workshops in stage management, scenic construction, scenic painting, costuming, makeup, lighting, sound, properties and other related areas of production. Students perform as crew members and/or crew heads for college productions. Note: Students first arrange production assignment with appropriate production supervisor before registering. Registration open throughout semester. Contact department office for details.

TA 153: Theatre Production
(1.5) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

TA 151 - (0.5) - 35-50 lab hours TA 152 - (1.0) - 84-100 lab hours TA 153 - (1.5) - 112-140 lab hours TA 154 - (2.0) - 140-200 lab hours Technical theatre practicum. "Hands-on" experience and workshops in stage management, scenic construction, scenic painting, costuming, makeup, lighting, sound, properties and other related areas of production. Students perform as crew members and/or crew heads for college productions. Note: Students first arrange production assignment with appropriate production supervisor before registering. Registration open throughout semester. Contact department office for details.

TA 154: Theatre Production
(2.0) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

TA 151 - (0.5) - 35-50 lab hours TA 152 - (1.0) - 84-100 lab hours TA 153 - (1.5) - 112-140 lab hours TA 154 - (2.0) - 140-200 lab hours Technical theatre practicum. "Hands-on" experience and workshops in stage management, scenic construction, scenic painting, costuming, makeup, lighting, sound, properties and other related areas of production. Students perform as crew members and/or crew heads for college productions. Note: Students first arrange production assignment with appropriate production supervisor before registering. Registration open throughout semester. Contact department office for details.

TA 155A: Costume Dresser In Production
(0.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Provides study and laboratory exploration for the beginning technician in the responsibilities and skills necessary to successfully serve as a costume dresser in the realization of a production. Enrollment by Instructor assignment.

TA 156A: Production Make-up Assistant
(0.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Provides study and laboratory exploration for the beginning theatrical make-up artist in the realization of a production. Enrollment by Instructor assignment.

TA 160: Chicano Theatre
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Survey of Chicano and Latino theatre, its historical roots, techniques, styles and literature. Students explore and analyze the origins and development of various related forms in the context of the Chicano culture of the American Southwest and Mexico.

TA 175: Summer Theatre Workshop
(1-6) Summer -CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

(1.0) - 40 lab hours (2.0) - 80 lab hours (3.0) - 120 lab hours (4.0) - 160 lab hours (5.0) - 200 lab hours (6.0) - 240 lab hours Study of, and participation in, all aspects of production in an eight-week repertory or stock theatre season: rehearsal and performance, scenic and costume construction, lighting design and makeup applications. Special workshops in areas allied to the needs of the season's plays and musicals. Note: Students must audition and/or arrange placement interview with director or production supervisor prior to enrollment. Contact department office for details.

TA 185: Directing For The Camera
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: FILMPRO 175

Introduction to directing for the camera, including principles of drama, conceptualization of visuals, storyboarding, shot breakdowns, auditioning the actor, staging the actor, improvisation, staging the camera, art direction, lighting and sound strategies; also directing three-camera and live television, blocking, shot execution, development of a signature directorial style and on-set procedures and protocols.

TA 213: Intermediate Acting B
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: TA 112
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Scenes from play texts and one-act plays are studied and presented with concentration on in-depth analysis of subject material, intensity of action, freedom of emotional release and clarity of expression.

TA 214: Advanced Acting
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: TA 213
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Focusing on "technique" that produces well-rounded performances, course accentuates practical application through scene work and the production of one-act plays. Students also prepare for professional or graduate school auditions and examine the business side of the entertainment industry.

TA 215: Fundamentals Of Directing
(3) S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: TA 213
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: TA 103, 121, 123, 131, 136 or equivalent

Limitation on Enrollment: Interview with instructor. Designed to introduce the student to the background, functions and techniques of the stage director. Investigation of the principles involved in script selection and interpretation, the fundamentals of casting, rehearsal techniques and scheduling, the preparation of a director's prompt script and performance.

TA 218: Acting For The Camera
(3) F, S - CSU/UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: TA 112 or TA 213 and FS 101 or FS 101H.

Introduction to fundamental skills of acting in front of the camera, including understanding frame sizes, shot definitions, marks, physical continuity, emotional continuity, eye-lines, screen direction, acting for the edit, and the actor's relationship with the director and the film crew. Students shoot in single- and multiple-camera setups, both in studio and on location. Scripted material used to convey character to the camera by master, two-shot and close-up. Students understand scenes both technically and creatively.

TA 227: Scenic Design
(3) - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.
Course Advisories: TA 120 and TA 122

Study of the interpretation of plays through visual and spatial elements, with emphasis on the design process, the understanding of form, composition and style, and the dramatic use of space.

TA 250: Advanced Theatre Performance
(2) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Extensive audition/interview with instructor Advanced study, analysis and practical application of various interpretive, planning and production techniques and crafts toward creating a public performance of a contemporary, modern and/or historically significant play.

TA 256A: Contemporary Comedy in Performance
(0.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition only. Provides study and laboratory exploration for the novice actor in the performance of an ensemble role in a contemporary comedy under the direction of a faculty or guest director. By Audition and/or assignment by Instructor.

TA 256B: Contemporary Comedy in Performance
(1) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor. Study and laboratory exploration for the beginning actor in the performance of a cameo role in a contemporary comedy under the direction of a faculty or guest director.

TA 256C: Contemporary Comedy in Performance
(1.5) F
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor. Provides study and laboratory exploration for the advanced-intermediate actor in the performance of a supporting role in a contemporary comedy under the direction of a faculty director.

TA 256D: Contemporary Comedy in Performance
(2.0)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition or assignment by instructor. Provides study and laboratory exploration for the advanced actor in the performance of a leading role in a contemporary comedy under the direction of a faculty director.

TA 262A: Modern American Drama in Performance
(.05)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor. Provides study and laboratory exploration for the beginning actor in the performance of a supporting role in a modern drama under the direction of a faculty director.

TA 262B: Modern American Drama in Performance
(1)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor. Provides study and laboratory exploration for the intermediate actor in the performance of a cameo role in a contemporary American drama under the direction of a faculty director.

TA 262C: Modern American Drama in Performance
(1.5)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: By audition and/or assignment by instructor Provides study and laboratory exploration for the advanced-intermediate actor in the performance of a supporting role in a modern American drama.

TA 262D: Modern American Drama in Performance
(2)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: by audition and/or assignment by instructor Provides study and laboratory exploration for the advanced actor in the performance of a leading role in a modern American drama.

TA 299: Independent Study In Theater Arts
(1-6) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Limitation on Enrollment: Six units of Theatre Arts courses completed with a 3.0 or higher GPA; minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 2.50 Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. Minimal weekly meetings with faculty sponsor required. Course may be taken for one to six units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three hours per week to his/her project. (*UC Transfer Limit: computed as Independent Study; see counselor)

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