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Theatre Arts Department classes are exciting and challenging for all students!
Theatre classes offer a wide range of topics from theatre history, multicultural perspectives in American Theatre, and character analysis, to technical theatre, theatre design, and management. Since classes are small, students have the opportunity for personal attention from professionally active instructors in a nurturing environment.

Each course examines theory and concepts while experiencing the subject through hands-on application. Students are encouraged to participate in our productions as performers, back stage technicians, or as part of the front of house management team. Almost all Theatre Arts' courses are CSU and UC transferable.

This is updated annually. For current course offerings, please see the
SRJC Online Catalog or SRJC Class Schedule. For more information please contact Laura Downing-Lee, Department Chair at ldowning@santarosa.edu.

THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time
An overview of the major periods in world theatre history through significant works of dramatic literature.

THAR 2 Introduction to Theatre Arts
An introduction to theatre as both an art form and social forum, emphasizing the interrelated processes of playwriting, acting, directing, design, technical theatre, theatre criticism, theatre management, and theatre architecture.

THAR 6 Multi Cultural Perspectives in American Theatre
The study of contemporary African, Asian, Latino, and Native American Drama. AA/AS area E, G; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

THAR 10A Introduction to Acting
An intensive study of fundamental acting concepts and skills as exhibited through improvisation, individual and group performance.

2008 performance of Pride and Prejudice

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THAR 10B Scene Study and Characterization
An intensive study of characterization focusing on psychological, physical, and vocal techniques.

THAR 11.1 Performance: Non-Musical (By audition only)
Preparation and presentation of an acting role in a non-musical play for public performance.

THAR 11.2 Performance: Musical
(By audition only)

Preparation and presentation of an acting role in a musical theatre production for public performance.

THAR 11.3 Performance: Musical - Dance (By audition only)
Rehearsal and performance of ensemble dance numbers and other choreographic staging for musical numbers and scenes in the context of musical theatre productions.

THAR 11.4 Performance: Musical- Vocal (By audition only)
Preparation and presentation of the vocal components of a role in a musical theatre production for public performance. Focus of the course is on learning the show's songs while incorporating character and theatrical voice techniques.

THAR 11.5 Performance: Musical- Instrumental (By audition only)
Rehearsal and performance of an instrumental part in a musical theatre production for public presentation. Focus of the course is on learning the show's music and the incorporation of the music into the overall production.

THAR 11.8 Performance: Dance Concert (By audition only)
Preparation and presentation of a full theatrical dance performance for public performance.

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THAR 13.1 Performance Workshop: Styles, Periods and Skills
Advanced theory and performance of non-realistic acting styles such as comedy of manners, farce, absurdism.

THAR 13.2 Performance
Workshop: Shakespeare

An introduction to performing Shakespeare, which results in a showcase performance.

THAR 17 Musical Theatre Techniques
An introduction to musical theatre performance which culminates in a showcase performance.

THAR 19 Movement & Improvisation
An intense study of individual and group movement and improvisational skills.

THAR 20 Introduction to Stagecraft
The study of methods, materials, and techniques used in stagecraft.

To view sets designed by Scenic Design Instructor Peter Crompton, click on the photo to the right.
Images include artistic renderings and actual sets from past performances.

Annie Performance

Annie Performance

Great Slide Show - take a look at a few past performances...
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THAR 21 Introduction to Costume Technology
The principle of costume construction and design as it relates to current Theatre Arts Department productions.

THAR 22A Theatrical Makeup Design for Stage and Screen
Traditional and contemporary materials and techniques of stage makeup design and application.

THAR 22B Special Effects Makeup, Wigs and Masks
Additional materials and techniques of makeup for stage, film, and photography, including sculpting, mold making, and prosthetic.

Great Slide Show - the steps to mask making...
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Makeup Slide Show
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THAR 23 Introduction to Scenic Design
Methods and materials utilized in designing for the stage.

THAR 24 Design Workshop
Practical application of the principles of theatrical design in the areas of scenery, costume, and lighting.

THAR 25 Production Lab: General
Practical experience in multiple theatrical production positions for public performances. Students in this course will work in two or more areas as a member of the construction crew, technical crews and/or house staff for one or more Theatre Arts productions during the semester.

THAR 25.1 Production Lab: Costume Crew
Practical experience as a member of the costume crew for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two Theatre Arts productions during the semester.

THAR 25.2 Production Lab: Running Crew
Practical experience as a member of the running crew for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two Theatre Arts productions during the semester.

THAR 25.3 Production Lab: House Staff
Practical experience as a member of the house staff for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two productions during the semester.

THAR 25.4 Production Lab: Makeup Crew
Practical experience as a member of the makeup crew for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two productions during the semester.

THAR 25.5 Production Lab: Construction
Practical experience in constructing sets, properties, costumes, makeup/wigs, crafts and/or hanging/focusing lights for one or more theatrical productions for public performances. Area assignments will be made based on student interest and experience level (prior experience not necessary for most areas).

THAR 26 Introduction to Theatre Lighting
Basic concepts of theatre lighting design including operation, procedures, planning, rigging, and equipment.

THAR 27 Properties Workshop
An introduction to the basic materials, techniques, and creative process involved in the design and construction of stage properties.

THAR 27 Introduction to Costume Design
The fundamentals of costume design for the stage, focusing on character interpretation, script analysis and materials.

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THAR 42 Dance - Theatre Workshop
An intense study of individual and group movement skills, including development of performance and choreographic skills.

THAR 47 Summer Production Workshop
Open by audition and interview only (Feb - Mar). An intense professional training program in operation during June, July, and August.

THAR 47.1 - 47.5 Summer Repertory Workshop Preparation
Open by audition and interview only (Feb - Mar). An intense professional training program in operation during June, July, and August.

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THAR 49 Independent Studies in Theatre Arts
(application required) Independent study for enriched academic experience in subjects pertaining to Theatre Arts.

THAR 50 Introduction to Theatre Management
Introduction to the principles and practices of management in the theatre, including stage management, production management, business management, and promotions.

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THAR 50L Theatre Management Laboratory
Practical application in one or more areas of theatre management associated with a current Theatre Arts Department production.

THAR 63 Acting for Film, Television, and Voiceover
A class designed to introduce the actor to the challenges of film, television, and voiceover acting.


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