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The following Theatre Arts courses are offered:

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 UC/CSU
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;  or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course follows the development of the theatre arts from ancient Greece through the 17th 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. (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 UC/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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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 320     Cinema Genres    3 Units
Same As: FMS 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is designed to explore in depth one or more motion picture genres. Special attention is paid to development, aesthetics, popularity and artists of the specific form. This course may be taken four times for credit if the subject matter is not repeated. See the Schedule of Classes for specific information.  Not open to students who have received credit for FMS 320. 

TA 331     Film Making    3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 310 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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 344     Improvisation and Theatre Games    2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This class introduces students to improvisational acting styles and theatre games for performance. Improvisation practice will focus on trust and confidence building, teamwork, self-expression, and creative facility. Students also will practice more advanced work in non-scripted performance through theatre games. This class culminates in a public performance. 

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 UC/CSU
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 152) 

TA 351     Theory and Techniques of Acting II 3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 350 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course continues the exploration of contemporary concepts in scene study and the creation of a character for a modern realistic play begun in TA 350. Students stage and perform memorized scenes and monologues from modern realistic plays in class.

TA 356     Acting for the Camera I    3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 340 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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.

TA 426     Stagehand Practices    3 Units
Prerequisite: TA 424 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 LEC ; 72 hours LAB
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 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 LAB
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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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 UC/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 174)  

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 UC/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 UC/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. 
(C-ID THTR 174) 

TA 494     Topics in Theatre Arts    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB 
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to study a variety of topics dealing with performance and/or production aspects of theatre not included in current course offerings.  This course may be repeated for credit, providing there is no duplication of topics. 

TA 495     Independent Studies in Theatre Arts    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

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
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

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 UC/CSU
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. 

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 UC/CSU
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. 

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 UC/CSU
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. 

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 UC/CSU
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. 

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.
 
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. 

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. 

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 UC/CSU
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. 

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. 

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. 

TAP 322   Classical Rehearsal and Performance III   1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
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.

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 UC/CSU
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. 

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 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 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. 

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 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 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. 

TAP 332   Classical 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 UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
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.

TAP 333   Classical 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 UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
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.

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 UC/CSU
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. 

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 UC/CSU
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. 

TAP 342   Musical Rehearsal and Performance III   1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

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 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 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. 

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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
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. 

TAP 360   Children’s Theatre 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 UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
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.

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 UC/CSU
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. 

TAP 362   Children’s Theatre Production III   1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must audition and/or interview with the director to participate in this course.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
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.

TAP 363   Children’s Theatre Production 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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

TAP 371   Children’s Theatre 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 UC/CSU
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 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.

TAP 372   Children’s Theatre 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 UC/CSU
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 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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

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 UC/CSU
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.

TAP 393   Repertory and Touring 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 UC/CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours laboratory
Description: 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.

TAP 499     Experimental Offering in Theatre Arts Performance  
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
 

Updated 6/12/14

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