College of the Siskiyous

Courses

THEA 0531 - Community Theatre

This course is offered as a non-credit option for students and community members wishing to participate in Theatre Department Productions, in which they will serve as actors and/or technicians. Participation includes auditioning, rehearsing, developing character, and performing in COS theatre productions. (NDA)

THEA 1001 - Rehearsal and Performance

Prerequisite: Students must audition for acting roles

This course provides an experience in the preparation and performance of a theatrical production. Show selections vary from year to year and are chosen from a wide range of time periods, subject matter, and styles to better prepare students for further study in the performing arts. Students will be asked to audition for acting roles. (AA, CSU, UC)

THEA 1100 - Principles of Acting

Advisory: ENGL 0900

This course covers the fundamental techniques and terminology of acting through physical and vocal expression. Emphasis is placed on characterization as developed through improvisation, vocal exercises, intention exercises, and awareness of body acting centers. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: THTR 151)

THEA 1150 - Stage Makeup

This course offers the student an understanding of the theories and basic techniques of Stage Makeup. Students will receive instruction and practice all phases of makeup specifically designed for theatrical use. The student will learn to research, design and apply stage makeup to illustrate character through a variety of applications including--age, creature, injury, time period, illness, and fantasy. (AA, CSU)

THEA 1200 - Intermediate Principles of Acting

Prerequisites: THEA 1100

This course provides the student an opportunity to develop and intensify acting skills through scenework performed in class. The student will be introduced to the process of analyzing a character as well as the acting styles of various historical periods. (AA, CSU, UC)

THEA 1301 - Musical Comedy Workshop

This course provides a workshop training experience in the preparation and performance of a theatrical production. Actors audition with the director for acting roles. Students interested in technical work interview for backstage positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA, CSU, UC)

THEA 1305 - Fundamentals of Dance

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz dance. No previous dance experience is required. This class will prepare the student for choreographed movements required in a musical. (AA,CSU, UC)

THEA 1310 - Musical Choreography

Instruction in choreography and dance routines of a specific musical play. Concurrent enrollment in THEA 1301 or MUS 1528 is required. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA,CSU,UC)

THEA 1501 - Technical Production Lab

Advisory: ENGL 0900
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission

Students will gain the ultimate backstage experience, learning the latest technologies and practices in the preparation of a fully mounted stage production. Students may choose to work in the scene shop, sound and lighting, backstage crew, and/or front of the house. No experience necessary. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: THTR 192)

THEA 1600 - Stagecraft

Advisory: ENGL 0900

History and theory of play production techniques and crafts, including scene design, scenery construction, and properties. Includes three hours of laboratory experience per week. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: THTR 171)

THEA 2000 - Introduction to Theatre

Advisory: ENGL 0900

This is a course intended for both majors and non-majors. Introduction to Theatre is a survey of theatre, including basic elements and principles of production, styles, and/or historical perspectives of theatre, dramatic literature, and criticism. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: THTR 111)

THEA 2400 - Script Anaylsis

This course will expose students to the process of analyzing dramatic literature from a variety of viewpoints. It will critically examine works throughout history to break them down into component elements. This course will analyze these texts from the perspectives of technician, dramaturge, literary scholar, actor, director, philosopher, political scientist and social psychologist. By taking a variety of analytical approaches, a broad range of tools for analyzing scripts will become available to the students. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: THTR 114)

THEA 2600 - Stage Lighting

Advisory: ENGL 0900

History and theory of stage lighting, including design, lighting practices and procedures, color theory, and the theory and application of computer-assisted lighting control. Includes three hours of laboratory experience per week. (AA,CSU,UC) (C-ID: THTR 173)

Contact

For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Dr. Zachary Zweigle, Dean of Instruction
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201