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Theater Arts LPC
THEA 1A Theory/Practice of Acting I 3.00 Units
This course prepares a student to apply basic acting theory to performance and develops the skills of interpretation of drama through acting. Special attention is paid to skills for performance: memorization, stage movement, vocal production, and interpretation of text. An introduction to the techniques and theories of acting, explored through improvisation, exercises and scene study. Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills: development of the physical and psychological resources for acting including relaxation, concentration, creativity, believability, and commitment. Strongly recommended: English 1A. Transferability: CSU GE: C1
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 1B Theory/Practice of Acting II 3.00 Units
Continued exploration of the theory and practice of acting, focusing on more complex characterization and character analysis. Introduction to theatrical styles and period acting with emphasis on monologues and scenes. Prerequisite: THEA 1A with a minimum grade of C or an equivalent acting class or acting performance experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 3A Beginning Improvisation 3.00 Units
An entry level course designed to introduce to students to concepts of improvisation and creative dramatics . It will encourage students to "think out of the box", promoting creative problem solving within a supportive ensemble. Recommended for non-majors (Early Childhood education, Business, Speech/Communication majors especially encouraged) as well as Theatre: AA students.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 3B Intermediate Improvisation 3.00 Units
This course will teach students Long-Form Improvisation. The class will concentrate on finding style and improving skills through various in class, supportive, exercises. We will focus on accepting/supporting, creating honest and strong relationship, and developing complex and engaging circumstances.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 4 American Cultures in Theater 3.00 Units
The history, representation and contributions of various ethnic groups in American theater and the study of theater as an instrument for expressing and understanding cultural identity. The focus will be on: African American, Asian American, and Latino American theater. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for English 1A. Transferability: IGETC: 3A CSU GE: C1
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 5 Theater for Young Audiences 3.00 Units
Introduction to the history, theory, and techniques of theater for young audiences. Creation, including possible props, puppets, masks, and costumes, and performance of a theatrical production to be performed for local K-12 students. All enrolled will be a part of the production and will learn aspects of touring a show including public relations, audio, and transportation. Casting is subject to audition. Strongly Recommended: THEA 1A with a minimum grade of C
College: Chabot College, Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 9 COLLOQUIUM--Theater Arts 1.00 Unit
Acting for the camera.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 10 Introduction to Dramatic Arts 3.00 Units
A survey of the elements of Theater event and it's contribution to cultures and societies throughout history. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A Transferability: IGETC: 3A CSU GE: C1
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 11 Stage To Film 3.00 Units
Major plays which subsequently have been made into films. Analysis of playscripts augmented by a viewing and analysis of the film adaptation. Major areas of concentration vary from semester to semester. Transferability: IGETC: 3A CSU GE: C1
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 12 Film As Art & Communication 4.00 Units
Introduction to film as art and communication. Analysis of film expression including narrative, documentary, and experimental. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for English 1A. Transferability: IGETC: 3A CSU GE: C1
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 14 Bay Area Theatre 3.00 Units
Appreciation of theatrical performances through reading, evaluating and attending live productions. Specific content is determined by currently available theatrical productions. 2.5 hours lecture and 1.5 hours laboratory. Transferability: IGETC: 3A CSU GE: C1
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 16 Playwriting For Film,TV,Theatr 3.00 Units
Introduction to basic principles and procedures of playwriting. Writing for film, television and theatre with an analysis of the requirements for each medium. Development of original scripts towards the completion of a oneact play. Strongly recommended: eligibility for English 1A or 52A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 25 Fundamentals of Stage Speech 3.00 Units
Theory and practice of speech improvement for acting. Development of the voice, articulation and pronunciation for theater production. Covers speeches and oral traditions from 1600 to the present.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 29 Independent Study .50 to 2.00 Units
College: Chabot College, Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 31A Drama Workshop- Beginning 3.00 Units
Participation in experimental workshop plays, original student scripts, and other projects, possibly leading to scheduled performances. Casting subject to audition.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 31B Drama Workshop- Intermediate 3.00 Units
Participation as an experienced actor in one act plays, original student scripts, or other projects, leading to scheduled performances. Casting subject to audition. Prerequisite THEA 31A with a minimum grade of C.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 31C Drama Workshop- Advanced 3.00 Units
Participation as an advanced actor in one act plays, original student scripts, or other projects preferably in styles or genres different from those done in Theater 31 A and B. Casting subject to audition. Prerequisite: THEA 31B with a minimum grade of C.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 31D Drama Workshop- Directing 3.00 Units
Participation as a director or assistant director of one act plays, original student scripts, or other projects, leading to scheduled performances.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 39A Musical Theater Workshop-Begin 4.00 Units
Training in performance skills for the musical theater, with emphasis on acting, stage movement and vocal production. Solo, duet and ensemble work.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 39B Musical Theater Workshop-Inter 4.00 Units
Intermediate training in performance skills for the musical theater, with emphasis on acting, stage movement and vocal production. Study includes written analyses, musical theater staging and basic acting and vocal techniques. Prerequisite: THEA 39A
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 39C Musical Theater Workshop-Advan 4.00 Units
Advanced training in performance skills for the musical theater, with emphasis on acting, stage movement and vocal production. Study includes auditioning techniques and critical analyses of musical theater performances. Prerequisite: THEA 39B
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 41 Passport to Theater 1.00 to 6.00 Units
Supervised participation in scheduled performances of the theater department as an actor or backstage worker. Hour value to be determined by the instructor, after audition, based upon the scope of the performance or technical assignment. Enrollment is for the duration of the rehearsals and performances.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 41B ADVANCED PASSPORT TO THEATER 3.00 Units
Advanced level participation in scheduled performances of the theater department as a performer, stage manager, assistant director/designer or running crew member. Enrollment is for the duration of the pre-show preparation, through rehearsals and performances. Strongly Recommended: THEA 41 with a minimum grade of C /P
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 42 Costume Design and Makeup 2.00 Units
Introduction to costume design. Construction, fabrics, basic patterns, wardrobe planning, historical styles, history, theory, and techniques of theatrical makeup, including stylized forms. Strongly recommended: Drama 40.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 43 Stage Scenery and Properties 2.00 Units
Introduction to design of theatrical sets. Techniques of construction, organization, and implementation of design for production. Prerequisite: Drama 40.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 44 Stage Lighting 2.00 Units
Introduction to stage lighting design. Physics of light, color, electricity. Basic lighting technology, and the art of stage lighting design. Strongly recommended: Drama 40.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 45 Theatre Audio 2.00 Units
Introduction to theatre audio requirements in relation to sound on stage. Live sound reinforcement, basics of sound transmission, human reception, and components of theatre sound systems. Prerequisite: Drama 40 or equivalent.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 47A Perform in Prod:Intro Live 3.00 Units
This course provides instruction and supervised participation in theatre rehearsal and performance. On stage participation in cast of scheduled main stage production. Enrollment is for the duration of the production.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 47B Performance in Prod: Beginning 3.00 Units
As a continuation of THEA 47A, students will participate in the cast of a scheduled main stage production. Emphasis will be on character development, objectives, and actions. Prerequisite: THEA 47A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 47C Performance in Prod: Intermed. 3.00 Units
This course is a continuation of THEA 47B. Student will participate in the cast of a scheduled main stage production. This course will focus on rehearsal technique, personal creative exploration, and ensemble building and motivated performance response. Prerequisite: THEA 47B with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 47D Performance in Prod: Advanced 3.00 Units
As a continuation of THEA 47C, students will continue to develop onstage with participation in the cast of the scheduled main stage production. This course will emphasize complexity and polish in performance, personal and creative development as a theater professional, and outreach and publicity obligations. Prerequisite: THEA 47C with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 48A Tech Theater in Prod-Beginning 3.00 Units
Students will gain practical experience in the application of production responsibilities in any of the following: stage management, house management, construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound and running crews. Enrollment is for the duration of the semester. Strongly Recommended: THEA 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 48B Tech Theater in Prod:Intermed. 3.00 Units
Participation in scheduled productions and events as crew members and/or construction of said productions technical elements, including lighting and sound implementation. Enrollment is for the duration of the semester. Students may participate in the design and board operation of multiple productions or events per semester. Strongly Recommended: THEA 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 48C Tech Theater Production-Adv. 3.00 Units
Participation in scheduled productions as DESIGNER and/ or assistant designers of said productions technical elements, including scenic, costume, lighting and sound design. Enrollment is for the duration of the semester. Students may participate in more than one production per semester, as needed. Prerequisite: THEA 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 48D Tech.Theater- Prod. Management 3.00 Units
Participation in scheduled productions as manager of productions technical elements, including stage management, house management, and publicity management. Enrollment is for the duration of the semester. Students may participate in more than one production or event per semester. Prerequisite: THEA 50 with a minimum grade of C (May be taken concurrently)
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 4902 Alternatives In Performance 1.00 Unit
Focus on theory and practice of performance techniques not currently offered in our curriculum. We may examine dramatic texts used in productions outside of Chabot College, i.e., Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theater, American Convservatory Theater, or other major theater companies. May attend productions and have formal discussions afterwards, focusing on an analysis of the text, the production values, such as the acting, directing and design. Participate in developing a performance piece; focus on a particular genre of theater arts, such as circus skills, comedy techniques and theories, acting styles from historical periods, or from distant cultures such as the Restoration, Renaissance, Kabuki or Classical. Designed to supplement the basic skills in theater arts and is for the theater arts major or other experienced theater artist.
College: Chabot College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
THEA 4950 Acting Shakespeare 2.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Humanities
 
THEA 4951 Performing Arts Institute 2.00 Units
The Performing Arts Institute is an intensive presentation of workshops, rehearsals, individual coaching, small group work and research leading to public performance for performing artists in four categories: Music (instrumental and vocal, including composition); Dance and Movement; Theater Arts, and Speech. 27 hours lecture, 27 hours laboratory.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Humanities
 
THEA 4952 Passport to Theater 1.00 to 6.00 Units
Supervised participation in scheduled performances of the theater department as an actor or backstage worker. Hour value to be determined by the instructor, after audition, based upon the scope of the performance or technical assignment. Enrollment is for the duration of the rehearsals and performances.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BHAWK
 
THEA 50 Stagecraft 3.00 Units
An introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements. Includes basic concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, and career possibilities. May include stage management, lighting, and/or sound techniques. Lecture, reading, projects, and practical experience.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 50L Introduction to Stage Lighting 3.00 Units
This course involves the study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on equipment, control, and their relationship to design. Introduction to stage lighting design. Physics of light, color, electricity; components of basic lighting technology; comprehensive overview of the art of theater lighting design. Strongly Recommended: THEA 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 51 Introduction to Costume Design 3.00 Units
Students will study costume history, design, and basic construction techniques as an introduction to basic theatrical costuming. Fabrics and their various uses will be investigated. Design and fabrication of costumes for production; components of basic sewing and costume construction; comprehensive overview of the history of fashion and costume, color, manufacturing techniques; Introduction to basic makeup design; makeup application techniques and design; special effects makeup techniques. Strongly recommended: Theater 50. Transferability: CSU GE: C1
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 52 Introduction to Design 3.00 Units
Students will be offered a survey of the design and history of scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, properties, theatrical equipment and construction techniques through demonstration, and laboratory experience. Information is applicable to all formal theatrical applications.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 53 Script Analysis 3.00 Units
Develops critical thinking , analysis, and writing skills as they apply to the exploration of the principles, theories and techniques of play script analysis for theatrical production. Class content includes the historical and cultural context of various kinds of script; genre and form; narrative and plot analysis; linguistic analysis; interpreting stage directions; and identification of main themes. Emphasis on effective written communication in literature. Research required. Prerequisite: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
THEA 1511 California History on Film .67 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Humanities
 
THEA 1512 Film Noir .67 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Humanities
 

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