Theatre Arts

DANCE 16. Introduction to Dance

Exploration of basic concepts, techniques and styles through study problems, video and critical readings. Dance concert attendance may be required. G.E. Breadth E1. (Formerly DANCE 116)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: E1

DANCE 20. Physical Theatre

Incorporates the study of body awareness techniques, contact improvisation, commedia dell' arte, clown work, and other physical theatre traditions in an active exploration of actor training and expression.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

DANCE 70. Balance BodyMind

Study of the alignment of the body and continuum between inner, cellular awareness of body through space. Promotes greater ease in movement; reduced emotional stress; knowledge of the body as process. Nondancers encouraged to enroll. G.E. Breadth E1. (Formerly DANCE 170)

Units: 3
GE Area: E1

DANCE 115. University Dance Theatre

A student organized course where the experiential, experimental, and exploratory nature of dance can be accessed. Focus is on achieving excellence through the preparation, performance, and production needs of completed works that are performed at the end of the semester. Not available for CR/NC grading.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DANCE 117A. Modern Dance Technique

Basic aspect of modern dance technique. Emphasis on importance of breath, body alignment, and rhythmic coordination; total movement awareness.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 2 units

DANCE 117B. Modern Dance Technique

Beginning-intermediate level study of movement fundamentals, locomotor activities, and expressive qualities; development of balance, strength, breath coordination, and technical ability.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 2 units

DANCE 117C. Modern Dance Technique

Intermediate level of modern dance technique with emphasis on increasing skills in reading movement and expressing more complex patterns. This course further develops the core muscles supporting greater ease in sequencing body flow from center practice to sweeping locomotor phrases.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 6 units

DANCE 117D. Modern Dance Technique

Advanced level in modern dance technique with elements of alignment, embodiment, flexibility, strength, and energy flow. Individual mastery as well as ensemble performance are stressed. Technique of Hawkins, Limon, Graham and developmental theories of Bartenieff, Pilates, and Bainbridge-Cohen are integrated.

Units: 2

DANCE 155A. Modern Jazz Dance

An in-depth study of jazz dance, using a modern dance foundation that emphasizes the fortification, stretching and reshaping of mind and body to help produce a more accomplished dancer.

Units: 1

DANCE 155B. Modern Jazz Technique

An in-depth intermediate/advanced level study of jazz dance using a modern dance foundation that will emphasize the fortification, stretching and reshaping of mind and body to help produce a more accomplished dancer.

Units: 1

DANCE 158A. Ballet Technique

Elementary ballet technique. Emphasis on alignment, control and proper awareness of style and phrasing. Develops a foundation from which to build a dancer capable of a broad range of expression and demonstration to meet the demands placed on today's dancers.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 2 units

DANCE 158B. Ballet Technique

Intermediate study of elementary ballet technique combined with a more broad-based understanding of Ballet as an art form through traditional exercises, with proper awareness of conditioning, style and phrasing.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 2 units

DANCE 158C. Ballet Technique

An intermediate/advanced level ballet class with emphasis on technique, artistry, and conditioning. Builds well-placed dancers capable of a broad range of expression and demonstration with skills that can readily adapt to the demands placed on today's dancers.

Units: 2

DANCE 158D. Ballet Technique

Study of pre-professional advanced ballet technique with emphasis on performance preparation. Builds well-placed dancers capable of a broad range of expression and demonstration with impressive techical skills who can readily adapt to the demands placed on today's dancers.

Units: 2

DANCE 159. Music in Choreography

Study of Music Theory as it relates to modern and postmodern choreography. Development of the dancer's percussive and vocal abilities through the study of world music and rhythmic analysis.

Units: 3

DANCE 160. Creative Movement for Children

Introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and methodology needed to develop an awareness of the aesthetic experience through dance and creative movement. The aesthetic qualities of dance are stressed to develop the use of creative intelligence and imagination.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DANCE 161. Musical Theatre

Training of actors for musical auditions through fundamental voice and movement techniques, study of how music and lyrics combine to suggest character, and study of relationship of song, scene, and choreography in various styles.

Units: 3

DANCE 163. Portable Dance Troupe Company Class

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. By audition only, held in fall semester and meets for two semesters. A repertory class consisting of rehearsing, understudying, and performing roles. This laboratory experience leads toward performances and touring.

Units: 2, Repeatable up to 8 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DANCE 164. Dance History

The historical development of dance from its origins to contemporary forms including diverse cultural perspectives.

Units: 3

DANCE 166. Dance Choreography

Investigation and practice of contemporary styles of choreography. Application of basic choreographic principles with emphasis on improvisation, form, content, current media and technology, group structures, movement invention and evaluative skills.

Units: 2

DANCE 170. Pilates Mat

Study and practice of Pilates Mat sequence incorporating principles of core strength and study of body masculature. Designed to give students an exercise program to supplement any type of physical activity. Emphasizes use of breath, leads to total body stengthening. (FOrmerly DANCE 174T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DANCE 171. Philosophical Bases and Trends in Dance

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. The elements and principles common to all arts and their relationship to dance. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
GE Area: IC

DANCE 174T. Topics in Dance

Selected topics may include philosophy, psychology, art, theatre, and music as related to dance.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 12 units

DRAMA 10. The Art of Theatre

Fundamental knowledge and skills required for study in the Theatre Arts Program which includes the literary basis, technique, visual impact, and presentation of drama.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 15. Dramatic Arts Laboratory

(Same as DRAMA 115.) Group laboratory experience in presentation of major productions for public performance. Not available for CR/NC grading.

Units: 1-2, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 22. Oral Interpretation of Literature

Discovering and communicating intellectual and emotional meaning of the printed page through preparation and presentation of selected readings from prose, poetry, and drama. G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

DRAMA 30. Voice and Speech for Performance

Open to theatre arts majors and minors only. Principles of voice and speech for stage performance including the International Phonetics Alphabet, breathing, relaxation, resonance, enunciation, articulation, pronunciation, projection, expressiveness, and vocal characterization. (CAN DRAM 6)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 31. Stage Dialects

Prerequisite: DRAMA 30 or permission of instructor. A study of the distinctive vowel and consonant substitutions and shifts in resonance focus for select regional dialects. Includes a review and application of the International Phonetics Alphabet as an actor's tool for stage dialects. (Formerly, DRAMA 188T section)

Units: 3

DRAMA 32. Introduction to Acting

Not open to theatre arts majors except dance option. Open to theatre arts minors. A study of the physiological, sociological, and psychological components of acting. Includes role-paying in daily life; characterization; text analysis; diverse cultural and generational perspectives; and relaxation, voice, and body techniques. G.E. Breadth E1.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: E1

DRAMA 33. Fundamentals of Acting

Open to theatre arts majors and minors only. Non-majors and minors, see DRAMA 32. Fundamental techniques and theories of acting; development of individual insight, skill, and discipline in the presentation of dramatic materials. (Can Dram 8)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 34. Theatre Crafts

Introduction to the crafts in technical theatre scene construction, scene painting, property selection, stage lighting, sound production; costume construction, and makeup; laboratory experience in preparing major plays for public performance.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 35. Intermediate Acting

Prerequisite: DRAMA 33. Intermediate studies in acting including text analysis, expansion of the actor's character range and audition techniques.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

DRAMA 41. Makeup for Theatre

Theory and practice of makeup for theatre; techniques for characterization, style, and technical processes. Emphasis on basic techniques; introduction to prosthetics. Preparing plays for major public performances. (Formerly DRAMA 135)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 62. Theatre Today

Not open to theatre arts majors. Perspectives on theatre, its origins, and contemporary forms. Explores theatre as an artistic medium for enhancing our understanding of human experience. Emphasis on the content, meaning, and entertainment value of drama in performance. G.E. Breadth C1.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C1

DRAMA 77. Community Service - Theatre

Directed field experience developing skills in theatre or dance through a performance or design project; projects may include work with community service or other nonprofit organizations, public schools, special events, and other projects approved by the faculty supervisor.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 89. Projects in Production

(Same as DRAMA 189.) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Group projects in all phases of production in laboratory theatre.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 110. Design for the Theatre

Comprehensive study of design aesthetics and application of design to theatrical production, including scenery, costume, lighting, sound, and makeup. Laboratory application, material for major public performance.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 115. Dramatic Arts Laboratory

(See DRAMA 15 .) Not available for CR/NC grading.

Units: 1-2, Repeatable up to 15 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 131. Fundamentals of Playwriting

Exercises in plotting, characterization, exposition, and stage business, critical analysis, and revision of manuscripts.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 132. Advanced Acting: Period Styles

Prerequisite: DRAMA 35. A study of styles of acting ranging from Greek Tragedy to Theatre of the Absurd with special emphasis on playing Shakespeare.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 133. Advanced Acting: Scene Study

Prerequisite: DRAMA 35. Advanced techniques including script analysis, characterization, physicalization, and emotional commitment, developed through improvisation and scene study.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

DRAMA 134A. Advanced Theatre Craft

Prerequisite: DRAMA 34. (A) Advanced training in scenic techniques and allied technology. Laboratory application to major public productions. (B) In-depth survey of each phase of the costume design and production process. Laboratory application to major public performances.

Units: 3

DRAMA 134B. Advanced Theatre Craft

Prerequisite: DRAMA 34. (A) Advanced training in scenic techniques and allied technology. Laboratory application to major public productions. (B) In-depth survey of each phase of the costume design and production process. Laboratory application to major public performances.

Units: 3

DRAMA 136S. Puppetry

Introduction to the art of puppetry: history, construction, manipulation, script writing, and basic concepts in art and theatre; use of puppets in educational and recreational settings. (S sections include a service-learning requirement (see Community Engagement and Service Learning in the General Catalog)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 137. Creative Dramatics

(DRAMA 137 same as CI 137.) Basic techniques for the use of dramatization in elementary education; sociodrama, dramatization of school subjects, creative dramatic play; simplified staging techniques.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 138A. Children's Theatre

(138B; max total 6) (A) Directing Theatre for Youth; theory, practice, and applications of theatre for children and adolescents; children's plays are examined through reading, discussion, and scene study. (B) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theatre for Young Audiences Tour; experience touring children's theatre productions for public performances.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 138B. Children's Theatre

(A) Theory, practice, and applications of theatre for children and adolescents; children's plays are examined through reading, discussion, and scene study. (B) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theatre for Young Audiences Tour; experience touring children's theatre productions for public performance.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 139. Fundamentals of Play Direction

Prerequisite: DRAMA 33. Fundamental techniques and theories of stage direction; function, responsibility, movement, analysis, style; practice in directing scenes.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 150. Acting for Film

Introduction to specific performance, terminology, working in studio and on location front-of-camera experience. Introduction to industry standards regarding resume/photo preparation, audition, union information, agency representation, and professional development. (Formerly DRAMA 188T)

Units: 3

DRAMA 151. Stage and Production Management

Principles and techniques of stage and production management as applied to professional, educational, and community theatre and applied media; production, audition, rehearsal process, and organization; technical and performance process and procedures; production personnel and cost management.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 155. Sound in the Theatre

Theory, techniques, and procedure necessary to develop and integrate sound, music, and effects in theatre production; hearing, acoustics, environment, sources, transducers, control, systems, equipment; organization and planning. Laboratory experience in preparing plays for a major public performance.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

DRAMA 157. Theatre Graphics

Development of rendering technique and other graphic skills essential to design for the theatre.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

DRAMA 163. Dramatic Literature

Prerequsite: G. E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Critical analysis of various types and styles of plays with respect to their form, meaning, and theatricality. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

DRAMA 177. Community Service: Theatre Arts

Directed field experience developing skills in theatre or dance through a performance or design project; projects may include work with community service or other nonprofit organizations, public schools, special events, and other projects approved by the faculty supervisor.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

DRAMA 179. Playwrights' Theatre

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Presentation and readings of original and classical plays.

Units: 1-2, Repeatable up to 6 units

DRAMA 180A. Scene Design for Theatre

Prerequisite: DRAMA 34. (A) Styles, techniques, and methods of scene design; history. Laboratory application, material for major public performance. (B) Scenery design; design problems of a complicated play; experimental ideas; new materials. Laboratory application, material for major public performance.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 180B. Scene Design for Theatre

Prerequisite: DRAMA 34. (A) Styles, techniques, and methods of scene design; history. Laboratory application, material for major public performance. (B) Scenery design; design problems of a complicated play; experimental ideas; new materials. Laboratory application, material for major public performance.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Spring

DRAMA 181A. Costume History for Theatre

A survey of historical periods of dress from early Egyptian civilizations to present day with an emphasis on application for stage usage. No prerequisites required..

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring - odd

DRAMA 181B. Costume Design for Theatre

Costume design for theatre and dance incorporating analysis of script, research of historical period, selection of fabric, preparation of budget, and rendering of plates. Emphasis on illustration and design elements.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

DRAMA 182A. Stage and Television Lighting

Prerequisite: DRAMA 34 or DRAMA 134A-B. (A) Instruments, control, color, electromechanical factors and simplified design and planning lighting leading to and resulting in a major public performance. (B) Lighting as an art, design concepts; lighting plots, projections, sequential cue relationships. Laboratory application, material for major public performance.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 182B. Stage and Television Lighting

Prerequisite: DRAMA 34 or DRAMA 134A-B. (A) Instruments, control, color, electromechanical factors and simplified design and planning lighting leading to and resulting in a major public performance. (B) Lighting as an art, design concepts; lighting plots, projections, sequential cue relationships. Laboratory application, material for major public performance.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

DRAMA 185. History of the Theatre and Drama I

History of European theatre and component arts from ancient Greece through the mid-19th century; analysis of representative examples.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

DRAMA 186. History of the Theatre and Drama II

Prerequisite: DRAMA 163. From Ibsen to the present; analysis of representative examples.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

DRAMA 187. African-American Theatre

(DRAMA 187 same as AAIS 165.) Performance, scene development, and dramatic styles consistent with the African American experience. Exploration of cross-cultural aesthetics as they inform creative development. Development of self-written or published scenes and plays. (Formerly AFAM 165)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

DRAMA 188T. Topics in Theatre Arts

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Selected topics may include acting, children's theatre, creative dramatics, play direction, technical theatre, theatre history, dramatic literature, and theatre administration. (May include lab hours)

Units: 1-6, Repeatable up to 9 units

DRAMA 188T. Design: Focus in Film

Overview of Visual Design in film and design theory. Examines what qualities specific film genres share from a visual point-of-view and analyzing how these qualities continue to effect design in modern film making and the stage. Developing a broader film reference by increasing the student's explosure to pivotal films covering a spectrum of historical and contemporary styles.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

DRAMA 188TZ. British Theatre

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units
GE Area: IC

DRAMA 189. Projects in Production

(See Drama 89 .)

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DRAMA 194. Shakespeare

(ENGL 189 same as DRAMA 194.) Reading and writing analysis of major works of Shakespeare.

Units: 4

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - Drama

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg Drama

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 999 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IAS 108. Interdisciplinary Arts Studies

Basic theories and techniques in art education, including interdisciplinary studies in visual art, music, drama, and dance as they apply to the elementary curriculum (GE IC for Liberal Studies majors only).

Units: 3
GE Area: IC