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TA-Theater Arts

Lower Division Collegiate

TA141 (4 credits)
Fundamentals of Acting I

Introduces methods and techniques of acting as an art form. Scene work is included and performance is a part of the class.

TA142 (4 credits)
Fundamentals of Acting II

Builds on methods and techniques of acting as an art form introduced in TA141. Scene work is included and performance is part of the class. Prerequisite: TA141.

TA143 (4 credits)
Fundamentals of Acting III

Continues developing methods and techniques of acting, growing towards a deeper understanding and proficiency in the art form. Scene work is included and performance is part of the class. Prerequisite: TA142.

TA144 (4 credits)
Improvisational Theater I

Introduces methods and techniques of the art of improvisation through exercises, theater games, and impromptu scenes. Performance is part of the class.

TA145 (4 credits)
Improvisational Theater II

Builds on methods and techniques of the art of improvisation introduced in TA144 through exercises, theater games, and impromptu scenes. Performance is part of the class.  Prerequisite: TA144.

TA146 (4 credits)
Improvisational Theater III

Continues developing methods and techniques of improvisation, growing towards a deeper understanding and proficiency in the art of improvisation through exercises, theater games, and impromptu scenes. Performance is part of the class. Prerequisite: TA145.

TA153 (4 credits)
Theater Rehearsal and Performance

Provides experience in rehearsing and performing plays as a member of the design, technical crew, or acting ensemble. Students will be evaluated on their artistic or energetic merit, their level of understanding of the work they are doing as it relates to theater arts, and their increasing insights into the collaborative process of producing plays.

TA190 (variable credits)
Theater Practicum

Allows students to receive credit for working on college theater productions. Students will be required to participate in a formal theater production in one or more of the following areas: acting, stage or house management, technical theater, directing, marketing, costume and/or makeup. Participation during the theater event is required for credit. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credits.

TA199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: Theater Arts

Presents selected topics of study in theater arts, including theater for the deaf, communication through drama, children's theater, and directing. Prerequisite(s): Varies by course.

TA280 (variable credits)
Cooperative Work Experience / Theater

Cooperative education is a supervised program of on-the job training for college credit in a Theater-related area. Students are placed in a related industry, business, agency or organization which has been approved by the College as having the interest, personnel, and resources to serve as a training center. The goal of cooperative education is to provide a learning experience which enriches and strengthens the student's education, personal development, and vocational preparation. It joins educators and employers in developing the community's greatest asset-its human resources. Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.