TA 100 - INTRODUCTION TO ACTING
Theatre Arts 100 is a course requirement for the Theatre Arts General Degree and will align with the AA Degree in Theatre Arts. This course is often accepted by CSUs and UCs as an undergraduate level course or preparation for Theatre majors. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC
TA 101 - INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (3 units)
Theatre Arts 101 introduces students to elements of the theatre arts production process as a collaborative art form including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. While exploring its elements, practices, and collaborators, its historical, social, political, and economic context will be examined. Note: During the semester, students are expected to attend professional and Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department productions as a part of the learning process. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC
TA 102 - THEATRE HISTORY (3 units)
TA 103 - ACTING FUNDAMENTALS I
Theatre Arts 102 is a survey of the history of the theatre through its major influences concentrating on Greek, Roman, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Restoration, and Modern eras. The history and development of theatre are studied in relationship to the cultural, political, and social conditions for the time. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.
Theatre Arts 103 is a beginning acting class for theatre majors. Through individual and group exercises, improvisation, theatre games, monologue and scene study, the actor. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.
TA 107 - DRAMA HERITAGE: PLAY STRUCTURE, FORM, AND ANALYSIS (3 units)
Theatre Arts 107 is a survey of dramatic literature from the classical to the contemporary periods from the structural, stage production, and analytical points of view. The course combines reading, analyzing and understanding play scripts with field trips to local theatres and in-class audio-visual presentations. The student examines the playwright’s methods of creating theatre and learns to distinguish between a play as literature versus a play as performance. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.
TA 109 - STAGE MAKEUP I (2 units)
Theatre Arts 109 provides instruction in the use and application of all types of stage make-up, the functions of makeup in the theatre, analysis of facial features and corrective techniques, research and color theory, and basic three-dimensional technique. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.
TA 110 - STAGE MAKEUP II (1 unit)
Theatre Arts 110 is a continuation of Theatre Arts 109 with emphasis on special effects using prosthetics, facial hair and wigs. The course builds upon the basic stage makeup taught in Stage Makeup I with a focus on special effects that significantly change the actor for the purpose of performance. This is an introduction to potential career paths for students interested in makeup design. Note: Additional hours may be required to work on GCC productions. The AA-T Theatre Arts Degree requires both Theatre Arts 109 and Theatre Arts 110 to add up to the 3.0 units of C-ID Number: THTR 175 (C-ID Title: Stage Makeup). Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC. Prerequisite: TA 109.
TA 111 - VOICE FOR THE ACTOR (3 units)
Description: Theatre Arts 111 introduces students to the proper use and maintenance of the voice on stage primarily through the use of the Linklater Technique. The main goal of the course is to help students free their 'natural voice' in order to perform on stage with vocal freedom, safety, and control. Elements from Lessac and Berry and instruction in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) will be incorporated in units on articulation and proper placement of sounds. Emphasis will be placed on vocal theory and the basic mechanics of vocal production technique.
TA 123 - STAGE COSTUME DESIGN WORKSHOP (3 units)
Theatre Arts 123 is a course in the history, design, and construction of costumes for the stage. This course includes an exploration of historical practices, the planning for and the buying of suitable materials, design and color schemes, the design and construction of costumes and accessories, arrangement, and maintenance of the costume wardrobe. Students in this course design and make costumes for school dramatic programs. Note: Students in this course are expected to be available for additional hours to work on costumes for theatrical productions. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.
TA 129 - BACKSTAGE LAB FOR PERFORMERS (1 unit)
Theatre Arts 129 is a course designed to introduce performance students to the backstage aspects of technical theatre. Students work on projects that directly support the dance, music or theatre production in which they are concurrently enrolled. Through the analysis and implementation of production designs for scenery, lights and sound, they gain a greater understanding of the relationship between performance and the backstage support.
TA 155 - INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING (3 units)
Theatre Arts 155 is the study and practice of writing dramatic works for the stage. Students gain a greater understanding of how to write for the stage through reading plays, analyzing play structure, peer evaluation of writing assignments, participating in the play development process, understanding the commerce of playwriting, and having original works performed in front of an audience. Note: This course may include trips to local professional and/or amateur theatre productions. Students may also present their plays in a staged-reading or performance at the conclusion of the class for a public audience. Transfer Credit: CSU.
TA 163 - REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE IN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE PRODUCTION (2-4 units)
Theatre Arts 163 is a workshop designed to support a contemporary theatre production. The students enrolled in this course are formed into a company to present contemporary plays as a part of the season in the Theatre Arts Department at Glendale Community College. Each student is assigned projects in accordance with his or her interests and talents. The projects involve some phase of theatrical production as it relates to performance skills in the style of contemporary world theatre. Included are current or recent successful stage play scripts from Broadway, Off-Broadway, West-end London, and other world theatre centers, dating back to the style changes in realism in the mid-to-late 1950s. Note: Students are expected to be available for rehearsals and every performance for 10-15 hours per week. Laboratory Units are earned based on the number of hours and type of project completed. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.
TA 171 – STAGECRAFT (3 units)
Theatre Arts 171 is an introduction to technical theatre including basic principles of scenic design; construction, painting, and handling of scenery and scenic effects; prop construction; backstage organization; career opportunities and safety procedures within the operation of the stage. Students prepare for stage crew assignments for various Glendale Community College productions. Additional hours for rehearsals and performances are required. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC.
TA 183 - TECHNICAL THEATRE IN CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTION (2-4 units)
Theatre Arts 183 is a practical application of theatre arts technical support. Through lecture and laboratory experiences, students gain experience in the application of production responsibilities in the areas of stage management, house management, construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and running crews for the genre of contemporary theatre. Transfer Credit: CSU.