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Classes

Theatre Arts 100 †
Fundamentals of Theater Production
3 units, 3 hours lecture
This class will present students with an overview of the hierarchy of a modern theatre organization as well as the methods and procedures used when approaching the production of a theatrical event. An overview of theatrical technologies and theatrical spaces as well as the interaction of production personnel and audience will be studied and applied.

Transfers to CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 102 A-B-C-D †
Theatre Production Practicum: Costumes
2 units, 6 hours laboratory
Supervised participation in the technical component of costuming for a major theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (102A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 103 A-B-C-D †
Theatre Production Practicum: Sets

2 units, 6 hours laboratory
Supervised participation in the technical component of set construction for a major theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (103A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 104 A-B-C-D +
Theatre Production Practicum: Lighting/Sound

2 units, 6 hours laboratory
Supervised participation in the technical component of lighting and sound for a major theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC  (104A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 110 †
Introduction to the Theatre

3 units, 3 hours lecture
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and practices of theatre.  An overview of the creative processes of theatre will provide the student with a basic insight and understanding of the art of theatre.  A study of drama as a reflection of humanities ideals and aspirations will lead to the development of a theatre aesthetic.  Attendance at selected performances.

Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C3; CSU C1; IGETC 3A
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 111 A-B-C-D +
Rehearsal and Performance: Acting

2 units, 6 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition
Supervised participation in the area of acting for a major theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (111A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 112 A-B-C-D +
Rehearsal and Performance: Stage Management

2 units, 6 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition
Supervised participation in the area of stage management for a
major theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (112A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 113 A-B-C-D +
Rehearsal and Performance: Production Crew

2 units, 6 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition
Supervised participation in the areas of production crew for a
major theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (113A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 115 †
Voice and Movement for the Stage
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or
concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 131 or equivalent.

Expanded training of movement and voice through exercises using voice production, dance and mime and the study of stylistic devices that apply to major theatrical periods. Leading exponents of voice and movement training will be studied and applied. Emphasis placed on both individual and ensemble performance.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 119 A-B †
(Dance 119 A-B)
Theatre Mime
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Theatre mime and pantomime techniques through direct participation and demonstrations: students will learn how to act with the whole body, to communicate non-verbal statements, emotions, and characterizations. Students will work with masks, makeup, and music, constructing approaches focusing on movement, control, and believability. Theatre mime students will develop a sense of enjoyment and a commitment to the theatre. Students may also be involved in a theatre mime production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited: see page @)[ top ]

Theatre Arts 120 †
History of the Theatre
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 110 or equivalent.
This course will survey theatre from Classical Greece through 18th Century France and England. The social, political, philosophical and religious impact of theatre and drama will be studied in depth. Exemplary plays from great theatrical periods will be analyzed and critiqued.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C3; CSU C1; IGETC 3A
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 121 †
History of the Theatre

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: A “C” grade or higher or
“Pass” in Theatre Arts 120 or equivalent.

This course will survey theatre from 19th Century Germany through 20th Century Europe and America. The social, political, philosophical and religious impact of theatre and drama will be studied in depth. Exemplary plays from great theatrical periods will be analyzed and critiqued.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College; CSU C1; IGETC 3A
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 122 A-B-C-D +
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Acting

1 unit, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition
Supervised participation in the acting component of a theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (122A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 123 A-B-C-D +
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Construction

1 unit, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition
Supervised participation in the acting component of a theatre arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (123A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 124 A-B-C-D +
Theatre Workshop Laboratory: Production Crew

1 unit, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition
Supervised participation in the management and technical crew components of a Theatre Arts production.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (124A only) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 130 †
Beginning Acting

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
This course is designed for the beginning actor, laying a foundation in the fundamental skills and methods of acting. Exercises in reading, memorization, body/voice and improvisation. Analysis and presentation of monologues and scenes. The development of characterization, the collaborative process and an understanding of theatrical terminologies and etiquette.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 131 †
Intermediate Acting

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Theatre Arts 130 or equivalent and a “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 100 or equivalent.
Theory and practice in body and vocal techniques in acting with special emphasis on playwright's script and language as the major interpretative tool.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 134 A-B †
Fundamentals of Costume Design and Construction

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or concurrent enrollment in Theater Arts 100 or equivalent.
This course is designed to study current equipment, materials, techniques, creative theories and applications used in the design and construction of costumes for theatre and film. Current fabric and fabric treatments will be utilized. Students will be instructed in the production of costume accessories and millinery.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 136 †
Theatre Makeup

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 100 or equivalent.
Basic principles, applications, techniques, and design of makeup for theatre, television, and film.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 137 †
Theatre Makeup II

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Theater Arts 136 or equivalent.
The study and implementation of advanced makeup techniques including: casting prosthesis, ventilation and air brushed makeup. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of realistic and non-realistic character development and makeup design.
Transfers to CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 140 A-B †
Costume Patternmaking

2 units, 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended Preparation: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 134 A or B or equivalent.
Costume design using the flat pattern method. Students will develop a personal master pattern, create original pattern designs, and learn to manipulate basic templates into patterns for different historical periods. Students will also learn specialized construction techniques for creating historical undergarments and/or outergarments.
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

Theatre Arts 143 †
Historic Costume for the Theatre

3 units, 3 hours lecture
Survey of historic costume in the Western World, beginning with Ancient Egypt to the end of the nineteenth century.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C1 or C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 144†
20th Century Fashion and Costume

3 units, 3 hours lecture
A survey of 20th century fashion in the western world. An in-depth study of fashion trends, designers, fabrics, and accessories from 1900-2000. A view of how religious, political and economic conditions affect popular clothing trends and the design of theatrical costumes.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C1 or C2
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

Theatre Arts 145-146-147-148 †
Arena Theatre Production

2 units, 6 hours laboratory
Supervised participation in specialized theatre productions including community outreach tours, intersession/short term productions and student one-act play productions.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 155 †
Stagecrafts

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or concurrent enrollment in Theater Arts 100 or equivalent.
This course is designed to introduce students to the planning and construction of scenery for the stage, television and film. The tools, methods and materials of scenic production will be examined and put to use. Work in the scene shop for Theatre Arts Department productions is required.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 156 †
Fundamentals of Scenic Design

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” or “CR” grade or higher or concurrent enrollment in Theater Arts 155 or equivalent.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental theory and practice of modern scenic design, the tools that are available to scenic designers, methods of research and historical investigation for scenery and properties, the function of scenery and properties in the theatre, and modeling and rendering techniques for scenic design presentation.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 157 †
Fundamentals of Stage Lighting and Sound

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” or concurrent enrollment in Theater Arts 155 or equivalent.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental theory and practice of modern stage lighting and sound design, functions of light and sound in the theatre, and practical experience with a wide variety of lighting and sound equipment.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 189 †
(Art 189, Media Communications 189, Music 189)
Multimedia and the
Creative Arts

3 units, 3 hours lecture
The creative potential that multimedia allows us cannot be studied in a vacuum. Today’s powerful new technologies demand a critical examination of the disciplines of art, music, theatre, audio-video and film to fully understand the impact that multimedia can have in every aspect of our contemporary lives. This cross-disciplinary survey course will provide the perspective needed to fully understand the computer’s relevance to the creative endeavors of visual and performing artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers and videographers. This course will present a short history of each discipline, attempting to isolate important issues within a larger historical context as well as providing the cultural, aesthetic and ethical implications each medium has encountered with the introduction of the computer as a creative tool. Students will be guided toward defining the relevance of each medium within the broader context of multimedia, as well as exploring the convergence of these disciplines within the broader context of multimedia, as well as exploring the convergence of these disciplines within the ever-changing new technologies of this century.
Satisfies General Education for Grossmont College C3
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited: see page @) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 199
Special Studies or Projects in Theatre Arts

1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual study, research or projects in the field of theatre arts under instructor guidance. Written reports and periodic conferences required. Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and/or division. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units. [ top ]

Theatre Arts 200 A-B-C-D
(Dance 200 A-B-C-D)
Dance Workshop Lab

1 unit, 4 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition
Supervised participation in a student choreographed production. Emphasis is placed on technical, stage management, lighting and audio aspects of a dance performance. Some weekends and evenings required.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited: see page @) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 207-208 †
Techniques of Directing

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Theatre Arts 131 or equivalent and auditions during the first week of classes.
Elementary techniques of directing, including casting, rehearsal scheduling, blocking, focusing, interpreting and translating of dramatic literature in acting. A comprehensive study of character and environmental analysis.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 230 †
Advanced Acting I

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Theatre Arts 131 or equivalent and auditions during the first week of classes.
Recommended Preparation: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Theatre Arts/Dance 115 or equivalent.
Advanced development and strengthening of individual insights, abilities, and discipline needed to project a dramatic character on stage. Focus on individual development, process, and reading skills with special emphasis on Shakespeare and Classic Realism.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 231 †
Advanced Acting II

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Theatre Arts 230 or equivalent and audition during first week of classes.
Advanced detailed practice of creative and ensemble acting. Special emphasis on coordination of all acting techniques for a unified performance through Classic Realism and contemporary literary genres.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 233 A-B-C-D +
(Dance 233 A-B-C-D)
Musical Theatre Dance
1.5 units, 1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory
Recommended Preparation: A “C” grade or higher or
“Pass” in Dance 084A or equivalent.

A technique and performing course concentrating on the musical theatre genre. Students will be introduced to a variety of Broadway choreographic styles with emphasis placed on characterization and performance quality of each theatrical style. Students will be required to attend one Grossmont College produced dance concert and /or musical theatre production and one department sponsored master class.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (THTR 233A,B only) (credit limited: see page @) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 234 A-B †
(Music 234 A-B)
Fundamentals of Musical Theatre-Performance
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition.
Recommended Preparation: Theatre Arts 110 and 130 and Music 001 or equivalent.
Fundamentals of Musical Theatre – Performance is a performance-oriented course in which students learn to apply basic acting techniques to musical-theatre performance.  The course will help the student integrate acting and singing training by applying acting skills to both dialogue and lyrics, thus bridging the gap between speaking and singing through the creation of a whole, unified character – one who logically and believably sings, moves and acts.  The course accommodates various levels of performing arts students:  as an introduction for students with little or no previous musical-theatre experience, and as a continuing performance forum for those with previous training.  Primary emphasis in this class is placed on the three core areas of performing:  singing, acting, and movement.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited: see page @) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 235 A-B †
(Dance 235 A-B, Music 235 A-B)
Fundamentals of Musical Theatre-Scene/Song
3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: Audition.
Recommended Preparation: Theatre
Arts 110 and 130 and Music 001 or equivalent.

Fundamentals of Musical Theatre – Scene/Song is a performance-oriented course in which students participate in a variety of musical theatre projects incorporating singing, acting, blocking, and choreographed movement. During the course, students will perform solo songs, duets, and ensemble musical scenes from the musical theatre repertoire. Ballad and up-tempo songs introduce students to a body of musical theatre literature, and will be used to prepare for auditions and performance work outside of class; while duets and musical scenes help to further integrate singing, acting, and movement skills, as well as develop appreciation of the Musical Theatre as an art form requiring the synthesis and mastery of these diverse skills.
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited: see page @) [ top ]

Theatre Arts 238 A-B-C †
Theatre Arts Technical Internship Seminar

1 unit, 1 hour lecture
Prerequisite: Completion of Theatre Arts Technical Training Program, concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 241 or 242 or 243.
A weekly one-hour seminar for students currently enrolled in the internship program. Seminar discussions will include problems and examples of work situations, human relations, public relations, and job-search techniques.
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

Theatre Arts 241 †
Theatre Arts Technical Internship

1 unit, 5 hours work experience per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Theatre Arts Technical Training Program, concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 238A.
Students will observe operations and work in a professional theatre center. Students will work for five hours per week, on-site, and will report progress to the Grossmont College Theatre Arts advisor weekly. An internship log will be kept of student activities at the production site. For work experience requirements, see page #.
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

Theatre Arts 242 †
Theatre Arts Technical Internship

2 units, 10 hours work experience per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Theatre Arts Technical Training Program, concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 238B.
Students will observe operations and work in a professional theatre center. Students will work for ten hours per week, on-site, and will report progress to the Grossmont College Theatre Arts advisor weekly. An internship log will be kept of student activities at the production site. For work experience requirements, see page #.
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

Theatre Arts 243 †
Theatre Arts Technical Internship

3 units, 15 hours work experience per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Theatre Arts Technical Training Program, concurrent enrollment in Theatre Arts 238C.
Students will observe operations and work in a professional theatre center.  Students will work for fifteen hours per week, on-site, and will report progress to the Grossmont College Theatre Arts advisor weekly.  An internship log will be kept of student activities at the production site.  For work experience requirements, see page #.
Transfers to CSU [ top ]

Theatre Arts 254 A-B
Advanced Design

3 units, 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in Theater Arts 134 A or B or 136 or 156 or 157 or equivalent.
Advanced development and strengthening of insights and skills needed to undertake a theatrical design project. Special emphasis in at least one area of design introduced in Fundamentals of Costume Design and Construction, Theatre Makeup, Fundamentals of Scenic Design or Fundamentals of Stage Lighting and Sound.
Transfers to: CSU, UC [ top ]

Theatre Arts 298 ++
Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Varies with topic.
Selected topics in theatre arts not covered by regular catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of Arts, Languages and Communication in relation to current needs and resources.  May be offered as a seminar, or lecture class.
Non-associate degree applicable
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Theatre Arts 299A +
Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Varies with topic.
Selected topics in theatre arts not covered by regular catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of Arts, Languages and Communication in relation to current needs and resources.  May be offered as a seminar, or lecture class.
Associate degree applicable
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Theatre Arts 299B +
Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Varies with topic.
Selected topics in theatre arts not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of Arts, Languages and Communication in relation to current needs and resources. May be offered as a seminar, or lecture class.
Baccalaureate level – CSU transfer
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