Theatre Arts and Television

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Theatre Arts.

Theatre and acting students gain self-confidence, teamwork and creativity skills through class projects and performances. Theatre encourages students to take risks, to focus and concentrate, and the tremendous power of personal commitment to a project or play.  Open communication, flexible thinking and personal integrity are core values of our Theatre Arts program. 

Performance gives us greater insight to ourselves and the lives of others. Studying Theatre and performance helps us find our inner identity, and allow us to change ourselves, using our own personal experiences to create new characters and existences. Theatre in the college environment allows us to create and learn through a shared artistic experience. The creation of Theatre, Performance and Television is an important cultural and social link between the Gavilan Campus and the South Valley Communities.

The Theatre Program offers three different Associate in Arts degrees: Acting, Technical Production and Television, and an Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

REQUIRED CORE: (9 units)
Units: 9
THEA 1
Theatre History: Greece to Restoration (Historical)
3
THEA 12A
Acting I (Historical)
3
THEA 13A
Actor's Workshop (Active)
3
or
THEA 14
Stage Production (Historical)
3
LIST A: Select three (9 units)
Units: 9
Any combination totaling 9 units
 
THEA 12B
Acting II (Historical)
3
THEA 15
Introduction to Design for Stage, Television and Film (Historical)
3
THEA 27
Fundamentals of Lighting (Active)
3
THEA 25
Fundamentals of Costume Design (Active)
3
THEA 26
Script Analysis (Active)
3
Select one of the following REQUIRED CORE courses not already used.
Units: 1-3
THEA 13A
Actor's Workshop (Active)
1-3
THEA 14
Stage Production (Historical)
2-3
Double Counted Units: CSU = 6; IGETC = 3
Units:  
General Education Units: CSU = 39; IGETC = 37
Units: 37-39
Electives: CSU = 7 - 9; IGETC = 6 - 8
Units:  
Total Units for degree: 60 Units
Units:  
Total: 56-60
The Acting Option is designed to give a sound basic knowledge in acting and public performance. Students take a variety of courses including Theatre History (THEA1) and Stage Production (THEA 14). Gavilan offers a variety of performance related courses including Acting (THEA 12 a/b), Children’s Theatre (THEA 2A/B) and Actor’s Workshop (THEA 13) – our spring production course. For those interested in educational theatre, the program also offers hands on experience through the spring Arts Back in the Classroom (ABC) Internship Program. Acting students perfect teamwork skills and gain self confidence through projects and public performances. Acting and theatre shows one how to take risks, how to focus and concentrate, and the tremendous power of commitment to a project or a play. Studying acting allows one to change themselves, using their own personal experiences to create new characters and existences. The Acting option prepares students for a career in the public eye, whether onstage, in front of a classroom or television camera, or making presentations for large groups or conventions. Students completing the Acting Option are also prepared to transfer to a four year B.A. program in Acting or Performing Arts. Gavilan theatre art students have recently been accepted for transfer to San Jose State, Cal State Hayward, U.C. Davis and U.C. Berkeley
CORE COURSES
Units: 12-15
THEA 1
Theatre History: Greece to Restoration (Historical)
3
THEA 2A
Children's Theatre Repertory (Historical)
3
THEA 12A
Acting I (Historical)
3
THEA 13A
Actor's Workshop (Active)
1-3
THEA 14
Stage Production (Historical)
2-3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (11 unit minimum):
Units: 11
THEA 13B
Actor's Workshop (Active)
1-3
THEA 13C
Actor's Workshop (Active)
1-3
THEA 13D
Actor's Workshop (Active)
1-3
Choose two of the following four courses:
 
THEA 4
Oral Interpretation (Historical)
3
or
CMUN 2
Oral Interpretation (Historical)
3
THEA 2B
Children's Theatre Repertory (Historical)
3
THEA 12B
Acting II (Historical)
3
THEA 19
Acting and Voice for TV/Film/Media (Historical)
3
or
MCTV 19
Acting and Voice for TV/Film/Media (Historical)
3
Choose additional units from the courses below to complete the unit minimum requirement:
 
MUS 8A
Beginning Voice (Active)
2
MUS 8B
Beginning Voice (Active)
2
MUS 8C
Intermediate Voice (Active)
2
MUS 8D
Intermediate Voice (Active)
2
THEA 7
Theatre Appreciation (Historical)
3
THEA 11
Dance and Movement for the Theatre (Historical)
2
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 58-65

Theatre Arts: Technical Production AA

The Technical Production Option is designed to provide a foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in Design and Technical careers in the entertainment industry, as well as those interested in becoming involved in creating live theatre in their community. The degree offers practical courses in stagecraft (THEA 14), Introduction to design (THEA 15) as well as many opportunities for students to become involved in creative process of mounting live theatrical productions and events at Gavilan. Hands on experience in technical production is emphasized in the Gavilan Theatre Arts Program, including experience in stage management, lights, sound, costume & makeup, as well as scenic painting and construction. Career opportunities for a graduate of the Technical Production Option include jobs at theatre facilities as well as convention and recreational centers. While most professional companies prefer further education (BAs or MAs), there are lucrative careers with the touring companies of live performances and musical events for specialists in technical theatre.
CORE COURSES
Units: 12-15
THEA 1
Theatre History: Greece to Restoration (Historical)
3
THEA 2A
Children's Theatre Repertory (Historical)
3
THEA 12A
Acting I (Historical)
3
THEA 13A
Actor's Workshop (Active)
1-3
THEA 14
Stage Production (Historical)
2-3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 13
THEA 15
Introduction to Design for Stage, Television and Film (Historical)
3
Choose one of the classes listed below:
 
CMUN 2
Oral Interpretation (Historical)
3
or
THEA 4
Oral Interpretation (Historical)
3
THEA 2B
Children's Theatre Repertory (Historical)
3
THEA 12B
Acting II (Historical)
3
THEA 19
Acting and Voice for TV/Film/Media (Historical)
3
or
MCTV 19
Acting and Voice for TV/Film/Media (Historical)
3
Choose eight units from classes listed below:
 
ART 2A
Two-Dimensional Design (Historical)
3
THEA 7
Theatre Appreciation (Historical)
3
ART 8A
Introduction to Photography (Historical)
3
ART 10A
Cultural History of Ceramics (Historical)
3
ART 12A
Sculpture (Active)
3
ART 12B
Sculpture (Active)
3
ART 13
Three-Dimensional Design (Historical)
3
THEA 14
Stage Production (Historical)
2-3
Any Music performance course or any Computer Graphics & Design course (1-3 units)
 
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 60-67
The Gavilan Theatre and Television Program opens the doors for students to become producers, actors, writers, editors and directors for television/video/film production. Students in the Gavilan Television program participate in learning experiences that teach skills in pre-production, production and postproduction including: writing, acting, camera operation, editing, audio, directing in studio and field production scenarios for television production. The projects created and produced by students are prepared for webcast on GavTV, Blip.TV, and Youtube. Academic pathways for an A.A. degree in Television Performance may lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic and Teledramatic Arts, in addition to degrees in Cinema and Film.
CORE COURSES
Units: 12-15
THEA 1
Theatre History: Greece to Restoration (Historical)
3
THEA 2A
Children's Theatre Repertory (Historical)
3
THEA 12A
Acting I (Historical)
3
THEA 13A
Actor's Workshop (Active)
1-3
THEA 14
Stage Production (Historical)
2-3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 12-18
THEA 16
History and Culture of Television, Film and New Media (Historical)
3
or
MCTV 16
History and Culture of Television, Film and New Media (Historical)
3
MCTV 17A
Television and Video Workshop (Historical)
3
or
THEA 17A
Television and Video Workshop (Historical)
3
THEA 19
Acting and Voice for TV/Film/Media (Historical)
3
or
MCTV 19
Acting and Voice for TV/Film/Media (Historical)
3
Choose one or more:
 
THEA 17B
Television and Video Workshop (Historical)
3
or
MCTV 17B
Television and Video Workshop (Historical)
3
THEA 20
Introduction to Scriptwriting (Historical)
3
HUM 25
Motion Picture Production (Active)
3
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 59-72

Theatre Arts: Television Performance CA

The Gavilan Theatre and Television Program opens the doors for students to become producers, actors, writers, editors and directors for television/video/film production. Students in the Gavilan Television program participate in learning experiences that teach skills in pre-production, production and postproduction including: writing, acting, camera operation, editing, audio, directing in studio and field production scenarios for television production. The projects created and produced by students are prepared for webcast on GavTV, Blip.TV, and Youtube. Academic pathways for an A.A. degree in Television Performance may lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic and Teledramatic Arts, in addition to degrees in Cinema and Film.
This certificate does not require the core courses
Units: 0
Requirements
Units: 15
THEA 16
History and Culture of Television, Film and New Media (Historical)
3
or
MCTV 16
History and Culture of Television, Film and New Media (Historical)
3
THEA 18
Single Camera Production (Active)
3
or
MCTV 18
Single Camera Production (Active)
3
THEA 6
Introduction to Audio Production (Historical)
3
or
MCTV 6
Introduction to Audio Production (Historical)
3
THEA 17A
Television and Video Workshop (Active)
3
Choose one (if not used above):
 
THEA 20
Introduction to Scriptwriting (Historical)
3
HUM 25
Motion Picture Production (Active)
3
THEA 19
Acting and Voice for TV, Film and Media (Active)
3
Total: 15
THEA 1Theatre History 1 (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. A survey of the history of theatrical performance, production and dramatic literature, including: early Greek, Roman, Asian, the Renaissance, Italian, English, modern European to contemporary American theatre. (C-ID: THTR 113) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
THEA 11ADance and Movement for the Theatre, A (2.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. A survey and introduction to basic dance genres and movement techniques suitable for Theatre Arts, including ballet, modern, jazz, social dance, musical improvisation and yoga. Emphasis on body awareness, movement in space, focus, breathing techniques, pantomime, choreography, musicality, rhythm and timing. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as KIN 111A. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
THEA 11BDance and Movement for the Theatre, B (2.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Intermediate levels of various dance genres and movement techniques suitable for Theatre Arts are explored further, including ballet, modern, jazz, social dance, musical theatre, improvisation and yoga. Increased body awareness, broader movements in space and choreography with character development will be explored at the intermediate level. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as KIN 111B. PREREQUISITE: THEA 11A or KIN 111A (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
THEA 11CDance and Movement for the Theatre, C (2.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. High intermediate to advanced levels of various dance genres and movement techniques suitable for Theatre Arts are explored further, including ballet, modern, jazz, social dance, musical theatre, improvisation and yoga. Students in THEA 11C have the option to take on more of a leadership role and learn assistant techniques in movement and dance for the theatre. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as KIN 111C. PREREQUISITE: THEA 11B or KIN 111B (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
THEA 12AActing I (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course explores the physical and psychological resources of the actor. Students achieve proficiency in individual and group contact, collaboration, theatre games, improvisation, basic theatre vocabulary, and sound and movement dynamics. Students emerge in formal scene presentations as well as critique live theatrical productions. (C-ID: THTR 151) (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2014.
THEA 12BActing II (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course follows Acting I and continues the exploration and techniques used in preparation for the interpretation of drama through acting. The emphasis will be placed on deepening the understanding of the acting process through character analysis, monologues, and scenes. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (C-ID: THTR 152) PREREQUISITE: Theatre Arts 12A. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2014.
THEA 13AActor's Workshop (1.0-3.0)Active
3.0-9.0 Lab. Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 units. (C-ID: THTR 191) This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2012.
THEA 13BActor's Workshop (1.0-3.0)Active
3.0-9.0 Lab. Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: THEA 13A. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2012.
THEA 13CActor's Workshop (1.0-3.0)Active
3.0-9.0 Lab. Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: THEA 13B. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2012.
THEA 13DActor's Workshop (1.0-3.0)Active
3.0-9.0 Lab. Audition, rehearsal and performance of a theatrical production for public performance. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: THEA 13B. ADVISORY: THEA 13C (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2012.
THEA 14Stage Production (2.0-3.0)Active
6.0-9.0 Lab. An introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements. Includes basic concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, and career possibilities. May include stage management, lighting and/or sound techniques. Lecture, reading, projects, and practical experience. (C-ID: THTR 192) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
THEA 15Introduction to Design for Stage, Television and Film (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Students will be offered a survey of scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, properties, theatrical equipment and construction techniques through demonstrations, and laboratory experience. Information is applicable to all formal theatrical applications. (C-ID: THTR 172) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2018.
THEA 16History and Culture of Television, Film and New Media (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course provides an introduction and history of electronic media including radio, television, film, the internet, and other new media. The impact on and reflection of the current social environment is explored through review and analysis of television programs, films, internet webisodes, and other electronic media programming. This course is also listed as MCTV 16. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and 260. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
THEA 17ATelevision and Video Workshop (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Introduction to theory, terminology, and operation of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Including: production, studio signal flow, directing, camera theory and operation, audio equipment set-up, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and recording, and live video production. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
THEA 18Single Camera Production (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course provides an introduction to the theory, terminology, and operation of single camera video production, including story creation, image composition, camera operation, portable lighting and audio operation and basic editing. This course focuses on the aesthetics and fundamentals of video story production including script writing, producing, directing, acting, post-production, and distribution. This course is also listed as MCTV 18. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2016.
THEA 19Acting and Voice for TV, Film and Media (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Theory and practice of acting, performance and development of voice, articulation and pronunciation for TV, film and media. Learning experiences include project in broadcasting, reporting, commercials, public service announcements (PSA), comedy and drama. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. Also listed as MCTV 19. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2015.
THEA 20Introduction to Scriptwriting (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. An introductory course on script development and writing for film, television and electronic media. Emphasis on preparing scripts in proper formats, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: English 250 (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
THEA 22Field Work and Service (0.5-1.0)Active
1.5-3.0 TBA. Supervised field work within the college and with local agencies. Students serve in useful group activities in leadership roles prescribed for them by faculty or community agencies. A maximum of six units may be completed. This is a pass/no pass course. REQUIRED: Learning contracts must be filled out and signed by the student and the supervising instructor. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
THEA 23Independent Study (1.0-2.0)Active
3.0-6.0 TBA. Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. May be repeated until six units of credit are accrued. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. REQUIRED: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the department and the dean. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
THEA 25Fundamentals of Costume Design (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Students will study costume history, design, and basic construction techniques as an introduction to basic theatrical costuming. Fabrics and their various uses will be investigated. (C-ID: THTR 174) ADVISORY: THEA 15, Introduction to Design or THEA 7, Theatre Appreciation. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
THEA 26Script Analysis (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. Principles, theories and techniques of playscript analysis for theatrical production. (C-ID: THTR 114) (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2014 to Spring 2020.
THEA 26Script Analysis (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Principles, theories and techniques of playscript analysis for theatrical production. (C-ID: THTR 114) (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
THEA 27Fundamentals of Lighting (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course involves the study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2015.
THEA 29History of American Musical Theatre (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. A survey of the influential artists who produce, write, direct and perform on America's musical stages. Course surveys 17th Century to Present. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Summer 2016.
THEA 2AChildren's Theatre Repertory (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course focuses on formal dramatic presentations for child audiences. Activities will include acting, set design, costuming and makeup. May be taken out of sequence. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
THEA 2BChildren's Theatre Repertory (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Preparation and performance of touring plays for young audiences. Special activities in creative dramatization, improvisation and script development will be studied. May be taken out of sequence. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2018.
THEA 3El Teatro Campesino (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Reading, viewing and discussing the development of the Chicano (Mexican American) culture in American Society reflected in the works of playwright and director Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino (The Farm Worker's Theatre) are the focus of this course. It traces the historical and cultural influences of the theatrical company from its creation in 1965 to the present. Students will read actos, and plays and view film and video produced by El Teatro Campesino. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2014.
THEA 30Dance Appreciation (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Students will explore dance from an aesthetic, historic, and cultural point of view. Students will examine the elements of dance including body, space, time, and dynamic qualities and develop a vocabulary with which to analyze and write critically about dance. Dance will be explored in many of its genres including social dance, jazz dance, ballet, modern, and dance from cultures around the globe. Attendance at a live dance performance is required. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018.
THEA 31Improvisation (2.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Improvisation is a Theatre Course designed to provide the student training in body movement, voice techniques, stage presence, spontaneity, acting techniques and character development. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2018.
THEA 4Oral Interpretation (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. An introduction to the analysis, preparation and dramatic presentation of literature, including classical and contemporary prose, poetry and drama. Students prepare, analyze, interpret and present great works of theatre and literature for an audience. This course is also listed as CMUN 2. (C-ID: COMM 170) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
THEA 6Introduction to Audio Production (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. The theory and practice of audio techniques in radio, television, film and multimedia including acoustics, audio language and terms, signal flow, use of microphones, use of microphones, use of mixers and related audio production and digital recording equipment and the aesthetic aspects of sound mixing and post production. Students will be able to apply knowledge and gain hands-on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as MCTV 6. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
THEA 7Theatre Appreciation (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This survey course will foster a student's appreciation of theatre and the Performing Arts. The course examines the duties and responsibilities of the various creative artists such as director, actor, designers, and playwrights and the process of creating live performances. (C-ID: THTR 112) (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
THEA 98Special Topics (0.5-3.0)Active
0.5-3.0 Lecture. Special topics courses examine current problems or issues of interest to students within a specific discipline area. For topical content information, consult with the appropriate department chairperson. For transfer status, check with a counselor. This course may have the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Summer 2011.
MCTV 16History and Culture of Television, Film and New Media (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course provides an introduction and history of electronic media including radio, television, film, the internet, and other new media. The impact on and reflection of the current social environment is explored through review and analysis of television programs, films, internet webisodes, and other electronic media programming. This course is also listed as THEA 16. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and 260. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
MCTV 17ATelevision and Video Workshop (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Introduction to theory, terminology and operation of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Including: production, studio signal flow, directing, camera theory and operation, audio equipment set-up, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and recording and live video production. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
MCTV 18Single Camera Production (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. This course provides an introduction to the theory, terminology, and operation of single camera video production, including story creation, image composition, camera operation, portable lighting and audio operation and basic editing. This course focuses on the aesthetics and fundamentals of video story production including script writing, producing, directing, acting, post-production, and distribution. This course is also listed as THEA 18. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2016.
MCTV 19Acting and Voice for TV, Film and Media (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. Theory and practice of acting, performance and development of voice, articulation and pronunciation for TV, film, and media. Learning experiences include project in broadcasting, reporting, commercials, public service announcements (PSA), comedy and drama. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as THEA 19. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2015.
MCTV 43Digital Video Editing (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Introduction to the aesthetic and technical aspects of non-linear editing, visual effect generation, and video production using computers equipped with specialized production software such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects, and Pro Tools. The class will also cover the preparation of digital video in various formats for distribution and the internet. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
MCTV 6Introduction to Audio Production (3.0)Historical
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. The theory and practice of audio techniques in radio, television, film and multimedia including acoustics, audio language and terms, signal flow, use of microphones, use of microphones, use of mixers and related audio production and digital recording equipment and the aesthetic aspects of sound mixing and post production. Students will be able to apply knowledge and gain hands-on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as THEA 6. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2015 to Spring 2020.
MCTV 6Introduction to Audio Production (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab. The theory and practice of audio techniques in radio, television, film and multimedia including acoustics, audio language and terms, signal flow, use of microphones, use of microphones, use of mixers and related audio production and digital recording equipment and the aesthetic aspects of sound mixing and post production. Students will be able to apply knowledge and gain hands-on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as THEA 6. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2020.