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.

3296   11:15a-2:20p F   TH ART 102   Adair-Lynch T A

4446   7:00p-10:05p M   TH ART 102   Jones J L

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.

3298   9:30a-10:50a MW   TH ART MAIN STG   Adair-Lynch T A

3299   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.

3300   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.

3301   9:30a-10:50a MW   TH ART 101   Robbins C R

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.

3302   11:15a-12:35p MW   TH ART 101   Sawoski P

TH ART 16, Advanced Stage Movement For The Actor    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Theatre Arts 15B.

This course enhances the student’s awareness of the physical self as a means of communication in Theatre. Techniques from Flamenco movement are incorporated to help the student develop coordination, poise, rhythm and passion that are inherent in this art form. Adopting this technique, students perform scenes and monologues from various genres including works of Shakespeare, Lorca and Oscar Wilde. Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

3303   12:45p-2:05p MW   TH ART 101   Sawoski P

   12:45p-2:05p MW   TH ART 101   Ocampo C

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.

3304   Arrange-3 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L
Above section 3304 hold its first meeting on February 14, 2017 at 11:00am and at 6:30pm 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

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.

3305   Arrange-6 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L
Above section 3305 will hold its first meeting on February 14, 2017 at 11:00am and at 6:30pm 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

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.

3306   Arrange-9 Hours    TH ART MAIN STG   Anzelc L L
Above section 3306 hold its first meeting on February 14, 2017 at 11:00am and at 6:30pm in the Scene Shop (Th Art 130). Students must attend one of these meetings.

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.

3307   8:00a-10:25a MW   TH ART STUDIO   Allen L A

3308   8:00a-10:25a TTh   TH ART STUDIO   Allen L A

TH ART 21, Scenic Painting Techniques    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   Skills Advisory: Theatre Arts 20.

The course concerns the study and execution of scenic painting techniques. It provides study and training in the use of materials and techniques for painting scenery for theatre, film and television. Attendance at theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required. A materials fee will be charged for student supplies.

3309   3:45p-6:50p T   TH ART 130   Anzelc L L

   Arrange-2 Hours        Staff

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.

3311   2:15p-3:35p 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.

3313   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.

3314   11:15a-12:35p MW   TH ART 132   Adair-Lynch T A

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

4463   6:45p-9:50p W   TH ART 132   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.

3316   11:15a-2:20p F   TH ART 101   Allen L 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.

3318   3:45p-5:05p MW   TH ART 101   Sawoski P

   Arrange-3 Hours        Sawoski P

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.

3319   8:00a-9:20a TTh   TH ART 101   Martin A F

3320   9:30a-10:50a TTh   TH ART 101   Martin A F

3321   12:45p-2:05p TTh   TH ART 101   Jones J L

3322   2:15p-3:35p TTh   TH ART 102   Jones J L

Above section 3322 is part of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/FYE for additional program information.

3323   3:45p-5:05p TTh   TH ART 102   Esfandyari S

4448   7:00p-10:05p M   TH ART 101   Adair-Lynch T A

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.

3324   9:30a-10:50a MW   TH ART 102   Sawoski P

3325   11:15a-12:35p MW   TH ART 102   Captor R

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.

3327   12:45p-5:20p MW   TH ART STUDIO   Jones J

   Arrange-3 Hours    TH ART STUDIO   Jones J

Above section 3327 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 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.

4449   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.

4450   7:00p-10:05p MTWThF   TH ART MAIN STG   Sawoski P

   Arrange-13 Hours        Sawoski P

Above section 4450 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07. Above section 4450 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.

3328   Arrange-1 Hour    TH ART 102   Sawoski P
Above section 3328 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 13 to Apr 07.

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.

4451   7:00p-10:05p UMTWThF   TH ART MAIN STG   Harrop A M

   Arrange-13 Hours N        Harrop A M

Above section 4451 meets for 7 weeks, Apr 23 to Jun 09. Above section 4451 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.

3330   8:00a-11:00a F   TH ART STUDIO   Adair-Lynch T A

   Arrange-9 Hours        Adair-Lynch T A

Above section 3330 meets for 11 weeks, Feb 17 to Apr 28. Above section 3330 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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