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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.

1696   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   TH ART 101   Mizzone V

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.

1697   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   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.

4076   6:30p-9:40p MW   TH ART 101   Dunn K S

Above section 4076 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 13.

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.

1698   Arrange-9 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L

Above section 1698 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15. Above section 1698 will old its first class meeting on June 23 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.

1699   Arrange-18 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L

Above section 1699 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15. Above section 1699 will old its first class meeting on June 23 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 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.

1701   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   TH ART 101   Harrop A M

4077   6:30p-9:40p MW   TH ART 102   Esfandyari S

Above section 4077 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 13.

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.

4078   6:30p-9:40p TTh   TH ART 101   Martin A F

Above section 4078 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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.

1702   Arrange-1.5 Hours    TH ART 101   Adair-Lynch T A

TH ART 53, Production for the Younger Audience    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Co-enrollment in Theatre Arts 51 is required.

This course includes rehearsals and performances of a theatrical production geared specifically for a younger audience. It explores acting skills through the application and development of progressive performance techniques. Emphasis is placed on cooperative blending of all theatre activities into a finished public performance. Students will rehearse and prepare material and learn about the processes of performing for the live theatre. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

Theatre Arts 53 is the same as Music 46. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

4079   6:30p-10:00p MTWTh   TH ART STUDIO   Adair-Lynch T A

   Arrange-3 Hours        Fritzen G L

Above section 4079 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatreauditions 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.

4080   6:30p-10:00p MTWThF   TH ART MAIN STG   Sawoski P

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