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Theatre Arts (TA)

TA 300

Introduction to the Theatre 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This art survey course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles, and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films, and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions. (C-ID THTR 111)

TA 302
History and Theory of the Theatre I 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300 and TA 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course follows the development of the theatre arts from ancient Greece through the 19th Century. The history and evolution of theatre is studied in relationship to the socio-political and cultural conditions of the time. Plays will be read that exemplify major trends and prominent artists. A field trip to attend a live performance may be required. (C-ID THTR 113)

TA 303
History and Theory of the Theatre II 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300 and TA 300; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a study of the principal types of twentieth century theatre. The historical and cultural environment in which significant trends and the plays that exemplify them were written will be examined. Plays will be read focusing on their relevance in history and their lasting impact upon contemporary audiences.

TA 304
Women in Theatre 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300 and TA 300; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an exploration of women's contributions to the performing arts as actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and theorists. Studies will include understanding creative interpretations by women artists and will be approached from a western cultural perspective.

TA 310
Introduction to Film 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course explores the artistic, business, and social elements of modern cinema. It examines components of movie making, such as acting, directing, cinematography, writing and editing. Film making techniques are analyzed, along with the impact of motion pictures and the movie business.

TA 314
History of Film: 1880's through 1950's 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101 (College Writing), or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours lecture
Description: This course is a historical and critical survey of motion pictures as an art form. It emphasizes the evolution of artistic and technical facets of production in features, documentaries, and experimental films, focusing on movies from the 1880s through 1950s.

TA 315
History of Film: 1950's to Present 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101 (College Writing)
General Education: AA/AS Area I; Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours lecture
Description: This course is a historical and critical survey of motion pictures as an art form. It emphasizes the evolution of artistic and technical facets of production in features, documentaries, and experimental films, focusing on movies from the 1950s to present.

TA 331
Film Making 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers contemporary methods of motion picture production, including low-budget cinema, with a concentration on the aesthetics of motion pictures. Stressed are techniques of direction, lighting, photography, editing, and other aspects of the motion picture theatre arts. Equipment and supplies for individual projects must be furnished by each student. Supplies and equipment are furnished for students working on group projects.

TA 339
Screenwriting 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course explores the motion picture theatre art of screenwriting. Students will view and analyze motion pictures, participate in exercises and workshops, compose a screenplay for a short film, and plot a feature-length professionally formatted screenplay.

TA 340
Beginning Acting 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: TA 300
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is an introduction to stage performance. Included is a classroom investigation of performance through the use of theatre games, movement, voice, sensory awareness, and improvisation. Students will practice basic acting theory through scene study. The course is designed for students new to acting wishing to explore self-expression through performance, and for those more experienced students wishing to begin the degree sequence. (C-ID THTR 151)

TA 350
Theory and Techniques of Acting I 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 340 with a grade of "C" or better;
or Instructor consent
Advisory: TA 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course explores contemporary concepts in scene study and the creation of a character in the style of Realism for a modern play. Students stage and perform memorized scenes from the Modern Realism period in class. (C-ID THTR 151 and C-ID THTR 152)

TA 351
Theory and Techniques of Acting II 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 350 (Theory and Techniques of Acting I) with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory
This course explores more challenging concepts in scene study and the creation of a character for a modern play than those studied in TA 350. Students stage and perform memorized scenes and monologues from modern plays in class. (C-ID THTR 152)

TA 356
Acting for the Camera I 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is an introductory course in the theories and techniques of acting for the camera. This course compares the differences between acting on the stage and acting for the camera. Scenes and commercials will be rehearsed, performed, and critiqued.

TA 395
Playwriting 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or eligibility for ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course explores the writing, reading, performing, and critiquing of original plays for the theatre. Students will write plays and revise their work continually throughout the semester. Plays written by students will be read, performed, and discussed in class. Students will complete a full-length play by the end of the semester.

TA 420
Stagecraft 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Students should be able to climb a ladder and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB
This course will serve as an introduction to technical theatre specifically related to stage-craft and the elements of scenic construction, construction tools, types of theatres, and theatre safety. Practical experience is gained by working on department productions. Stagecraft work often requires moving semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders, and the carrying of scenic elements or lighting instruments up to a height. (C-ID THTR 171)

TA 422
Stage Lighting 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Students should be able to climb a ladder and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of lighting the stage, motion pictures, and television. The course covers the planning of lighting from the basics of electricity, equipment and control, to the design elements of color, space, scenery, and movement to produce a lighting design. Stage lighting work often requires moving semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders, and carrying lighting equipment up to a height.

TA 423
Introduction to Scene Design for the Stage 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART 300 and TA 420
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB
This course will serve as an introduction to the techniques and procedures of designing and painting scenery for the stage including design, color, perspective, tool use, notation, and drafting. It will consist of developing design plans, methods of visual representation of ideas, scale drawings and models, and practice in scenic painting.

TA 424
Advanced Technical Theatre 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Students should be able to climb a ladder and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB
This course will explore advanced technical theatre and production techniques in the areas of scenery, properties, lighting, sound, scenic painting, rigging, and stage management. Practical experience is gained by working on productions for the Department of Theatre and Cinema Arts, Department of Music, Dance program, and/or the guest speaker series. Technical theatre often requires moving semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders, and carrying scenic elements or lighting instruments up to a height. (C-ID THTR 171)

TA 426
Stagehand Practices 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 424 (Advanced Technical Theatre) with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Students should be able to climb a ladder and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours lecture, 72 hours laboratory
This course will serve as an introduction to union stagehand practices. Topics include concepts of trade unionism and the function and services of the various professional unions involved in theatrical and motion picture production. The class will focus on developing basic skills of professional stagehand work and on trade safety. Practical experience is gained by working on department productions. Stagehand work often requires moving semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders, and carrying scenic elements or lighting instruments up to a height.

TA 427
Stagehand Pre-Apprenticeship 2 Units
Prerequisite: TA 426 (Stagehand Practices) with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Students must be able to climb a ladder and lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours laboratory
This course will serve as practical stagehand experience for students working alongside professional union stagehands on department and visiting productions. Students will earn apprenticeship hours towards the required minimum for the professional stagehand union's apprenticeship program. Stagehand work often requires the moving of semi-heavy objects, tools, and ladders, and carrying scenic elements or lighting instruments up to a height.

TA 430
Costume Construction 3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course explores the basic areas of costume construction. Topics include fabrics, color, patterns, sewing techniques, costume pieces, and accessories. Period styles, costume analysis, and basic design are also covered. It offers experience in constructing costumes for theatrical productions. (C-ID THTR 174)

TA 452
One-Act Play Workshop 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This class explores the play production process. Class members collaborate in the analysis, preparation and production of one-act plays through participation as either directing writers, actors or technicians. The process culminates in public performances.

TA 461
Rehearsal and Performance - Drama .5-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance
and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition or Interview
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course provides a workshop-style training experience in the preparation and performance of a dramatic theatre production. Prospective student actors audition for roles in the production. Prospective student designers, technicians, artisans, managers, and administrators interview for positions on the design team and production staff. (C-ID THTR 191)

TA 462
Rehearsal and Performance - Comedy .5-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition or Interview
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course provides a workshop-style training experience in the preparation and performance of a comedic theatre production. Prospective student actors audition for roles in the production. Prospective student designers, technicians, artisans, managers, and administrators interview for positions on the design team and production staff.

TA 465
Rehearsal and Performance - Musical .5-3 Units
Course Family: Musical Performance
and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Audition or Interview
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course provides a workshop-style training experience in the preparation and performance of a musical theatre production. Prospective student actors, dancers, and musicians audition for roles in the production. Prospective student designers, technicians, artisans, managers, and administrators interview for positions on the design team and production staff.

TA 495
Independent Studies in Theatre Arts 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

TA 498
Work Experience in Theatre Arts 1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to theatre arts. Students are advised to consult with the Theatre Arts Department to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units.

TA 499
Experimental Offering in Theatre Arts .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

Theatre Arts Performance (TAP)

TAP 300
Modern Rehearsal and Performance I 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the first level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of modern theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their first modern theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a modern drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 301
Modern Rehearsal and Performance II 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the second level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of modern theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their second modern theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a modern drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 302
Modern Rehearsal and Performance III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of modern theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their second modern theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a modern drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 303
Modern Rehearsal and Performance IV 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the fourth level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of modern theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their fourth modern theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a modern drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 310
Modern Technical Production I 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the first level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their first position on the production crew of a modern theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 311
Modern Technical Production II 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the second level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their second position on the production crew of a modern theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 312
Modern Technical Production III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their third position on the production crew of a modern theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 313
Modern Technical Production IV 1-3 Units
Course Family: Modern Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the fourth level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their fourth position on the production crew of a modern theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 320
Classical Rehearsal and Performance I 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the first level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a classical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their first classical theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a classical drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 321
Classical Rehearsal and Performance II 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the second level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a classical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their second classical theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a classical drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 322
Classical Rehearsal and Performance III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a classical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their third classical theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a classical drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 323
Classical Rehearsal and Performance IV 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the fourth level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a classical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their fourth classical theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a classical drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 330
Classical Technical Production I 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the first level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their first position on the production crew of a classical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 331
Classical Technical Production II 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the second level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their second position on the production crew of a classical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews.(C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 332
Classical Technical Production III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their third position on the production crew of a classical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 333
Classical Technical Production IV 1-3 Units
Course Family: Classical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third fourth of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their fourth position on the production crew of a classical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 340
Musical Rehearsal and Performance I 1-3 Units
Course Family: Musical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the first level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a musical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their first musical theatre production. Students audition with the director for acting, singing or dancing roles in a comedy or drama. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 341
Musical Rehearsal and Performance II 1-3 Units
Course Family: Musical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the second level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a musical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their second musical theatre production. Students audition with the director for acting, singing or dancing roles in a comedy or drama. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 342
Musical Rehearsal and Performance III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Musical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a musical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their third musical theatre production. Students audition with the director for acting, singing or dancing roles in a comedy or drama. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 343
Musical Rehearsal and Performance IV 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: TAP 342 (Musical Rehearsal and Performance III) with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
This course is the fourth level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a musical theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their fourth musical theatre production. Students audition with the director for acting, singing or dancing roles in a comedy or drama. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 350
Musical Technical Production I 1-3 Units
Course Family: Musical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the first level of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their first position on the production crew of a musical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 351
Musical Technical Production II 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the second of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their second position on the production crew of a musical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 352
Musical Technical Production III 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the third of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their third position on the production crew of a musical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 353
Musical Technical Production IV 1-3 Units
Course Family: Musical Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the fourth of four courses which provide a workshop training experience for students working in their fourth position on the production crew of a musical theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 360
Children's Theatre Rehearsal
and Performance I 1-3 Units
Course Family: Children's Theatre Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the first level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a children's theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their first children's theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a children's theatre production. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 361
Children's Theatre Production II 1-3 Units
Course Family: Children's Theatre Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the second level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a children's theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their second children's theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a children's theatre production. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 362
Children's Theatre Production III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Children's Theatre Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a children's theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their third children's theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a children's theatre production. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 363
Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance IV 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the fourth level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of a children's theatre production. It provides workshop training for students performing in their fourth children's theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a children's theatre production. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 370
Children's Theatre Technical Production I 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the first of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their first position on the production crew of a children's theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 371
Children's Theatre Technical Production II 1-3 Units
Course Family: Children's Theatre Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the second of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their second position on the production crew of a children's theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 372
Children's Theatre Technical Production III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Children's Theatre Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their third position on the production crew of a Children's theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 373
Children's Theatre Technical Production IV 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the fourth of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their fourth position on the production crew of a children's theatre production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 380
Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance I 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the first level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of repertory and/or touring theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their first repertory and/or touring theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a modern drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 381
Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance II 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 4-162 hours laboratory
This course is the second level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of repertory and/or touring theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their second repertory and/or touring theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a modern drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 382
Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance III 1-3 Units
Course Family: Repertory/Touring
Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the third level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of repertory and/or touring theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their third repertory and/or touring theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a repertory and/or touring drama or comedy. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 191)

TAP 383
Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance IV 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the fourth level of four courses in the rehearsal and performance of repertory and/or touring theatre. It provides workshop training for students performing in their fourth repertory and/or touring theatre production. Students audition or interview with the director for participation in a repertory and/or touring drama or comedy. Field trips may be required.

TAP 390
Repertory and Touring Technical Production I 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the first of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their first position on the production crew of a repertory and touring production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 391
Repertory and Touring Technical Production II 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the second of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their second position on the production crew of a repertory and touring production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 392
Repertory and Touring Technical Production III 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 54-162 hours laboratory
This course is the third of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their third position on the production crew of a Repertory and Touring production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 393
Repertory and Touring Technical Production IV 1-3 Units
Course Family: Repertory/Touring
Performance and Technical Production
Prerequisite: None
Enrollment Limitation: Students must interview with the technical director to participate in this course. Interviews should be scheduled during the first two weeks of the semester.
Course Transferable to CSU/UC
Hours: 162 hours LAB
This course is the fourth of four courses that provide a workshop training experience for students working in their fourth position on the production crew of a repertory and touring production. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Students will gain practical experience in applying production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, scenic painting, properties, costume, lighting, sound, video/projections, and running crews. (C-ID THTR 192)

TAP 499
Experimental Offering in Theatre Arts Performance .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

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