A class posing in costume

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Theatre Arts

Pre-enrollment auditions are required for Theatre Arts production classes (Th Art 45, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56). 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 C-ID: THTR 111. 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.

3431 11:15a-2:20p F TH ART 102 Adair-Lynch T A

4482 7:00p-10:05p M Th Art 102 Jones J L

4483 7:00p-10:05p T Th Art 102 Captor R

TH ART 5, History of World Theatre 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 113. 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.

3432 9:30a-10:50a MW TH ART MAIN STG Adair-Lynch T A

3433 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.

3434 8:00a-9:20a MW TH ART 101 Robbins C R

4467 7:00p-10:05p W TH ART 101 Meeks K

TH ART 13, Stage Dialects 2 units

Transfer: CSU Advisory: Theatre Arts 10A.

Specific training is given in the performance of the regional American and foreign dialects most often used in the theatre.

4468 7:00p-10:05p T TH ART 101 Robbins C R
Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

TH ART 15, Stage Movement for the Actor 1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Theatre Arts 15A.

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.

3435 11:15a-12:35p MW TH ART 101 Sawoski P

TH ART 18A, Technical Theatre Production Workshop 1 unit

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 192. 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.

3437 Arrange-3 Hours TH ART MAIN STG Anzelc L L
Above section 3437 holds its first meeting on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 11:00am and at 6:00pm in the Scene Shop (Th Art 130). Students must attend one of these meetings. Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

TH ART 18B, Technical Theatre Production Workshop 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 192. 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.

3438 Arrange-6 Hours TH ART MAIN STG Anzelc L L
Above section 3438 holds its first meeting on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 11:00am and at 6:00pm in the Scene Shop (Th Art 130). Students must attend one of these meetings. Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

TH ART 18C, Technical Theatre Production Workshop 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 192. 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.

3439 Arrange-9 Hours TH ART MAIN STG Anzelc L L
Above section 3439 holds its first meeting on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 11:00am and at 6:00pm in the Scene Shop (Th Art 130). Students must attend one of these meetings. Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

TH ART 20, Stagecraft 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 171. 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.

3440 8:00a-10:25a MW TH ART STUDIO Allen L A

3441 12:45p-3:10p MW TH ART MAIN STG Allen L A

TH ART 22, Stage Lighting 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 173. 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.

3442 2:15p-3:35p TTh TH ART STUDIO Allen L A

TH ART 23, Stage Projection and Lighting Design 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course explores the process of designing projection and lighting for theatrical performances including: visualizing and choosing a concept, drafting a light plot, finding projection content, and focusing and cueing. In-depth programming of lighting consoles and advanced equipment (including moving lights, LEDs, projectors and DMX controlled accessories) will be addressed. Students are also introduced to drafting light plots by hand and with computer software such as Vectorworks, Spotlight, and Lightwright, the basics of using Photoshop, and running projection with Qlab.

NEW 3517 9:00a-12:05p S 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.

NEW 3551 3:45p-5:05p TTh TH ART STUDIO Allen L A

TH ART 26, Introduction to Stage Costuming 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 174. 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.

3444 12:45p-2:50p MW TH ART 102 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.

3445 11:15a-12:35p MW TH ART 132 Adair-Lynch T A

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

TH ART 31, Introduction to Stage Management 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None.

This course explores the artistic and organizational techniques and practices required of stage managers. Topics covered include production preparation, safety, rehearsal documentation styles, execution and calling of shows. The course also addresses the necessary collaborations and relationships with other artists and staff.

Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3446 11:15a-2:20p F TH ART 101 Allen L A

TH ART 41, Acting I 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 151. 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.

3448 8:00a-9:20a TTh TH ART 101 Martin A F

3449 8:00a-11:00a F TH ART 101 Sawoski P

3450 9:30a-10:50a MW TH ART 102 Mattsson M F

3451 9:30a-10:50a TTh TH ART 101 Martin A F

3452 12:45p-2:05p TTh TH ART 101 Jones J L

3453 2:15p-3:35p TTh TH ART 102 Jones J L

4470 7:00p-10:05p M TH ART 101 Esfandyari S

TH ART 42, Acting II 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 152. Skills 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.

3454 9:30a-10:50a MW TH ART 101 Sawoski P

4472 7:00p-10:05p W TH ART 102 Adair-Lynch T A

TH ART 45, Musical Theatre Workshop 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 191. Prerequisite: Audition required.

This course introduces the student to theories, techniques and practices of musical theatre performance. The class concentrates on preparing and performing scenes from musical theatre, culminating in a public performance. Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

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

3456 Arrange-3 Hours MW TH ART STUDIO Adair-Lynch T A

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.

4473 7:00p-10:05p Th TH ART 101 Mattsson M F

TH ART 50, Advanced Production – Full Play 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: THTR 191. 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.

Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

4474 7:00p-10:05p TWThF TH ART MAIN STG Jones J L

Arrange-13 Hours N Mattsson M F
Above section 4474 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 20. Above section 4474 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatreauditions or call (310) 434-4319. Do not enroll in this section before auditioning.

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.

Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3457 Arrange-1.5 Hours F TH ART 101 Jones J L
Above section 3457 meets for 8 weeks, Sep 01 to Oct 20. Above section 3457 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatreauditions or call (310) 434-4319. Do not enroll in this section before auditioning.

3458 Arrange-1.5 Hours F TH ART 101 Sawoski P
Above section 3458 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 27 to Dec 15. Above section 3458 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatreauditions or call (310) 434-4319. Do not enroll in this section before auditioning.

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.

Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

4475 7:00p-10:05p MWThF TH ART MAIN STG Sawoski P

Arrange-16 Hours Sawoski P
Above section 4475 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15. Above section 4475 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatreauditions or call (310) 434-4319. Do not enroll in this section before auditioning.

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

Transfer: CSU C-ID: THTR 191. 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.

4476 7:00p-10:05p TWTh TH ART STUDIO Harrop A M
Above section 4476 meets for 11 weeks, Aug 29 to Nov 09. Above section 4476 requires a pre-enrollment audition. For audition information go to www.smc.edu/theatreauditions or call (310) 434-4319. Do not enroll in this section before auditioning.

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