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Theatre Arts

Pre-enrollment auditions are required for Theatre Arts production classes (Th Art 43, 44, 45, 50, 52 and 54). Theatre Arts majors enroll in Theatre Arts 5. All sections require attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets.

TH ART 2, Introduction to the Theatre   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None.

This course provides the student with a general knowledge of theatre and its influence on modern society. Historical growth, basic vocabulary, skills, and crafts of theatre are emphasized. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

Theatre Arts majors enroll in Theatre Arts 5.

3203   11:15a-12:35p MW   TH ART 102   Jones J L

3204   11:15a-2:20p F   TH ART STUDIO   Adair-Lynch T A

4467   7:00p-10:05p W   TH ART 102   Jones J L

TH ART 5, History of World Theatre   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course covers the history of theatre and dramatic literature with emphasis on the relationship of the theatre to cultural development. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3205   9:30a-10:50a MW   TH ART STUDIO   Adair-Lynch T A

3206   12:45p-2:05p TTh   TH ART 102   Harrop A M

TH ART 10A, Voice Development for the Stage    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

The study of speech designed to develop the skills for performing classic and modern dramatic literature is stressed in this course. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3207   9:30a-10:50a TTh   TH ART 101   Robbins C R

3259   8:00a-9:20a MW   TH ART 101   Robbins C R

TH ART 10B, Advanced Voice Development for the Stage    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 10A.

This course covers more advanced study of stage speech designed to help develop the skills for performing classic and modern dramatic literature. This is also a continuation for the non-actor in the dynamic approach to vocal and health and affective communication. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

4482   7:00p-10:05p T   TH ART 101   Dunn K S

TH ART 15A, Stage Movement for the Actor    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

This course develops the student’s awareness of the body as an instrument of communication in stage acting. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3209   11:15a-12:35p MW   TH ART 101   Sawoski P

TH ART 15B, Advanced Stage Movement for the Actor,    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course develops the student’s awareness of the body as an instrument of communication in stage acting. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

4469   5:30p-6:50p MW   TH ART 101   Sawoski P

   5:30p-6:50p MW   TH ART 101   Reed C G

TH ART 18A, Technical Theatre Production Workshop    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is intended for students interested in actual training and experience, either in the various backstage areas of technical support or by being involved as a member of a production crew for a Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Dept. production.

3210   Arrange-3 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L

Above section 3210 will hold its first class meeting on Feb 18 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the scene shop (Th Art 130). Students must attend one of these meetings.

TH ART 18B, Technical Theatre Production Workshop    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is intended for students interested in actual training and experience, either in the various backstage areas of technical support or by being involved as a member of a production crew for a Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Dept. production.

3211   Arrange-6 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L

Above section 3211 will hold its first class meeting on Feb 18 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the scene shop (Th Art 130). Students must attend one of these meetings.

TH ART 18C, Technical Theatre Production Workshop    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is intended for students interested in actual training and experience, either in the various backstage areas of technical support or by being involved as a member of a production crew for a Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Dept. production.

3212   Arrange-9 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L

Above section 3212 will hold its first class meeting on Feb 18 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the scene shop (Th Art 130). Students must attend one of these meetings.

TH ART 20, Stagecraft    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course covers the construction, painting and rigging of stage scenery, properties and effects. It includes the use of construction tools, shop safety and procedures, and an introduction to scenic design. Attendance of theater productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3213   12:45p-3:10p TTh   TH ART STUDIO   Allen L A

TH ART 22, Stage Lighting    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of modern stage lighting. The properties and control of light are covered, including electricity, color, instrumentation and design. Attendance of theater productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3214   9:30a-10:50a TTh   TH ART STUDIO   Allen L A

TH ART 25, Introduction to Theatrical Sound    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of modern theatrical sound design. The role of sound in theatre is explored with a focus on its unique contribution in supporting the dramatic narrative. Lecture and laboratory instruction will cover basic sound theory and acoustics, use of contemporary audio equipment, tools, and techniques, and crafting a sound design from concept to completion. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3215   8:00a-11:05a F   TH ART 102   Staff

TH ART 26, Introduction to Stage Costuming   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Costume construction theory and practice are the essential elements in this course, including a survey of the history of costume. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3216   12:45p-2:50p M   TH ART 102   Hludzik E A

   12:45p-2:50p W   TH ART 139   Hludzik E A

   Arrange-2 Hours        Hludzik E A

TH ART 28A, Beginning Stage Make-Up    1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

A study of the art and application of stage make-up with practice in the techniques of creating facial characterizations and alterations for specific roles and types. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3217   11:15a-12:35p MW   TH ART 137   Adair-Lynch T A

   11:15a-12:35p MW   TH ART 132   Adair-Lynch T A

TH ART 38A, Beginning Stage Direction    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 41.

Basic techniques of play analysis and stage directorial techniques are explored in this course. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3218   11:15a-2:20p F   TH ART 102   Martin A F

   Arrange-3 Hours        

TH ART 41, Acting I    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the beginning student to the art of stage acting. The major emphasis is on actor development and growth through character portrayal, scene performance, and written work. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

NEW 3267   9:00a-12:05p F   TH ART 101   Anderson C B

3219   9:30a-10:50a MW   TH ART 102   Esfandyari S

3220   9:30a-10:50a TTh   TH ART 102   Mizzone V

3221   12:45p-2:05p MW   TH ART 101   Jones J L

4470   7:00p-10:05p M   TH ART 102   Gage P T

4471   7:00p-10:05p T   TH ART 102   Harrop A M

4472   7:00p-10:05p Th   TH ART 102   Schwartz D N

TH ART 42, Acting II    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Advisory: Theatre Arts 41.

This course provides continued and intensive development of acting skills. Focus on realistic acting techniques, rehearsal skills, character building, scene study and performance, and play analysis. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3222   9:30a-10:50a MW   TH ART 101   Sawoski P

4473   7:00p-10:05p W   TH ART 101   Campbell D A

4474   7:00p-10:05p Th   TH ART 101   Captor R

TH ART 43, Acting, Historical Styles – Early    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Theatre Arts 41 or 42.

This course contains development of acting skills and explores several non-realistic acting styles through performance of prepared scenes and culminating in a final public performance. Styles covered in class may include Greek (Tragedy and Comedy), Roman Comedy, Medieval, Shakespearean (Tragedy and Comedy) and Comedy of Manners. Attendance of theatre productions for which the students must purchase tickets is required.

NEW 3268   2:15p-5:20p TTh   TH ART 101   Harrop A M

TH ART 45, Musical Theatre Workshop    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment auditions required.

This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of musical theatre performance. In addition to current musicals students are encouraged to investigate a variety of early musicals. Public performances outside of regular class meeting times are required. Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is also required.

Theatre Arts 45 is the same course as Music 45. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

3224   12:45p-5:20p MW   TH ART STUDIO   Sawoski P

Above section 3224 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatre or call (310) 434-4319.

TH ART 46, Comedy Acting Workshop    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Advisory: Theatre Arts 41.

This course explores comedic acting skills through the application and development of progressive comedy techniques. Through acquired knowledge of the genre and analysis of plays, this course fosters the development of acting techniques for theatrical venues. Students will rehearse and prepare material and learn about the processes of comedy acting for the live theatre. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

4475   7:00p-10:00p M   TH ART 101   Adair-Lynch T A

TH ART 50, Advanced Production – Full Play    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment auditions required.

This course includes rehearsals and performances of a full-length theatrical production in the Main Stage. Emphasis is placed on cooperative blending of all theatrical activities into a finished public performance.

4476   7:00p-10:05p MWThF   TH ART MAIN STG   Harrop A M

   Arrange-10 Hours   Harrop A M

Above section 4476 meets for 7 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 04. Above section 4476 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatre or call (310) 434-4319.

TH ART 51, Stage Make-Up Workshop    0.5 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Concurrent Enrollment in Theatre Arts 50 or 52.

A study of the art and practical application of stage make-up for those performing in Theatre Arts Department productions.

3225   Arrange-1 Hour    TH ART 102   Harrop A M

Above section 3225 meets for 7 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 04.

3226   Arrange-1 Hour    TH ART 102   Adair-Lynch T A

Above section 3226 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 07 to May 30.

TH ART 52, Advanced Production – Musical Theatre    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment auditions required.

This course includes rehearsals and performances of the department’s musical theatre production. Dance laboratory is included.

4477   7:00p-10:05p MTWThF TH ART MAINSTG Adair-Lynch T A

   Arrange-13 Hours        Blair L E

Above section 4477 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 08 to May 30. Above section 4477 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatre or call (310) 434-4319.

TH ART 55, Advanced Production – Small Theatre Venue    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required.

This course involves rehearsals and performances of a theatrical production designed for a smaller venue. Such a production includes, but is not limited to any of the following: Non-traditional themes, newer or lesser-known playwrights, student or faculty-written works, multi-cultural works and multiple theatrical genres. The course applies advanced acting skills in the selected genre to the development and performance of a production. Emphasis is placed on cooperative blending of all theatre activities into a finished public performance. Students rehearse and learn about the processes of performing for the live theatre. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3227   8:00a-11:00a F   TH ART STUDIO   Jones J L

   Arrange-9 Hours        Jones J L

Above section 3227 meets for 11 weeks, Feb 21 to May 02. Above section 3227 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatre or call (310) 434-4319.

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