SMC Class Schedules


TH ARTS 2, Introduction to the Theatre • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU, IGETC AREA 3A (Arts)

Theatre Arts majors enroll in Theatre Arts 5.
This course surveys the various elements of the theatre, providing a basis for evaluating productions.

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TH ARTS 5, History of World Theatre • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU, IGETC AREA 3A (Arts)

This course covers the history of world theatre and dramatic literature with emphasis on the relationship of the theatre to cultural development.

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TH ARTS 7, Modern Drama • 3 units

Prerequisite: English 1. Transfer: UC, CSU, IGETC AREA 3A (Arts)

This course consists of some of the great works of 20th century drama. Theatre Arts 7 is the same course as English 55. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

TH ARTS 10A, Voice Development for the Stage • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

The technical study of stage speech designed to develop the skills for performing classic and modern dramatic literature are stressed in this course. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 10B, Advanced Voice Development for the Stage • 3 units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 10A. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course covers more advanced study of stage speech designed to help develop the skills for performing classes and modern dramatic literature. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitation.

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TH ARTS 13, Stage Dialects 2 units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 10A advised.

Specific training is given in the performance of the regional American and foreign dialects most often used in the theatre.

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TH ARTS 15A, Stage Movement for the Actor 1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course develops the student's awareness of the body as an instrument of communication in stage acting. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 15B, Advanced Stage Movement 1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: CSU

This course provides advanced training in awareness and development of the body for creation and communication in theatre. Emphasis will be made on creating awareness and training in ethnic drama, character dancing and movement forms by the use of Flamenco techniques. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 18A, Technical Theatre Production Workshop 1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in special study topics in technical theatre, either in the theatre laboratory (shops) or on actual theatre productions. Students work in various assignments on the production crews. (Students may work as design assistants, crew heads, master technicians, and crew in the areas of scenery, properties, costumes, lights, sound, make-up, and special effects.)

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TH ARTS 18B, Technical Theatre Production Workshop 2 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in special study topics in technical theatre, either in the theatre laboratory (shops) or on actual theatre productions. Students work in various assignments on the production crews. (Students may work as design assistants, crew heads, master technicians, and crew in the areas of scenery, properties, costumes, lights, sound, make-up, and special effects.)

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TH ARTS 18C, Technical Theatre Production Workshop • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in special study topics in technical theatre, either in the theatre laboratory (shops) or on actual theatre productions. Students work in various assignments on the production crews. (Students may work as design assistants, crew heads, master technicians, and crew in the areas of scenery, properties, costumes, lights, sound, make-up, and special effects.)

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TH ARTS 20, Stagecraft • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course covers the construction, painting and running of stage scenery, properties, and effects. It includes the use of construction tools and shop procedures, and an introduction to scenic design and technical direction. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 22, Stage Lighting • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of modern stage lighting. The properties and control of light are covered, including electricity, color, instrumentation and design. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 25, Stage Sound • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: CSU

Theory and practice in the integration of sound into theatrical productions. Instruction in the selection, recording, editing and execution of sound.

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TH ARTS 26, Introduction to Stage Costuming • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

Costume construction theory and practice are covered in this course. It includes a survey of the history of costuming. Students are assigned to working production crews. *See counselor for transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 28A, Beginning Stage Make-Up 1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course is a study and practice of specific techniques in the art of stage make-up with emphasis on developing knowledge and skill in its design and practical application. The course is recommended for students in acting and in Theatre Arts department productions. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 34, Advanced Costume Design 2 units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 26. Transfer: UC, CSU

Theories, principles and practices of costume design for the stage are covered in this course. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 38A, Beginning Stage Direction • 3 units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 41. Transfer: UC*, CSU

Basic techniques of play analysis and stage directorial techniques are explored in this course. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 38B, Advanced Stage Direction • 3 units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 38A. Transfer: UC*, CSU

This course is a continuation of the study of basic directorial techniques as applied to various historical styles. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 41, Acting I • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of acting through exercises, scene performance and play analysis. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 42, Acting II • 3 units

Prerequisite: Theatre Arts 41. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course is designed for theatre arts majors and stresses acting technique, character building, scene performance and scene analysis from selected plays from Modern Realism. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 43, Acting, Historical Styles-Early • 3 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course contains development of acting skills and explores several non-realistic acting styles through performance of prepared scenes and culminating in a final public performance. Styles covered in class may include Greek (tragedy and comedy), Roman comedy, Medieval, Shakespearean (tragedy and comedy) and Comedy of Manners. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 44, Acting, Historical Styles-Late • 3 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course contains development of acting skills and explores several non-Realistic acting styles through performance of prepared scenes and culminating in a final public performance. Styles covered may include Commedia del-Arte, Farce, Melodrama, Ibsen, Chekhov, Brecht, Theatre of the Absurd (Beckett, Pinter, Ionesco, Genet, Stoppard, Shepard). *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 45, Musical Theatre Workshop • 3 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: UC, CSU

Theories, techniques and practices of musical theatre performance are explored in this course. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations. Theatre Arts 45 is the same course as Music 45. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

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TH ARTS 46, Comedy Acting Workshop • 3 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: CSU

This course explores comedic acting skills through the application and development of progressive comedy techniques. Through acquired knowledge of the genre and analysis of plays, this course fosters the development of acting techniques. Students will rehearse and prepare material and learn about the processes of comedy acting for the live theatre. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

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TH ARTS 50, Advanced Production-Full Play • 3 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course includes rehearsals and performance of a full-length production. Emphasis is upon cooperative blending of all theatre activities into a finished public performance. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 51, Stage Make-Up Workshop • 0.5 units

Prerequisite: None. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course is a study of the art and practical application of stage make-up for those performing in Theatre Arts Department productions.

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TH ARTS 52, Advanced Production-Musical Theatre • 5 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course includes rehearsals and performance of the department's musical theatre production. Dance laboratory is included. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 53, Production for the Younger Audience • 3 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: CSU

This course includes rehearsals and performance of a theatrical production geared towards the younger viewing audience. It explores acting skills through the application and development of progressive performance techniques. Emphasis is placed on cooperative blending of all theatre activities into a finished public performance. Students will rehearse and prepare material and learn about the process of performing for the live theatre. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 54, Advanced Production-Summer Theatre 6 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: UC, CSU

This course includes rehearsals and performance of the department's summer theatre production including related production activities. *See counselor regarding transfer credit limitations.

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TH ARTS 55, Advanced Production-Small Theatre Venue • 3 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: CSU

This course includes rehearsals and performances of a theatrical production designed for performances in a small theatrical venue. It explores acting skills through the application and development of progressive performance techniques. Emphasis is placed on cooperative blending of all theatre activities into a finished public performance. Students will rehearse and prepare material and learn about the processes of performing for the live theatre. Attendance of theatre productions for which students must purchase tickets is required.

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TH ARTS 56, Advanced Audition Workshop • 4 units

Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment audition required. Transfer: CSU

On-site exploration and application of progressive audition techniques for students hoping to advance to higher levels of education and performance goals. Students will prepare audition material and learn about the process of auditioning at the more advanced levels o f theatre and the education system. Course will culminate with a final public performance.

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