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2 Year Scheduling Guide

TIPS FOR HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MAJOR IN THEATRE ARTS

WELCOME!  AS YOU START YOUR PATH TOWARDS COMPLETION OF AN AA DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PLEASE PAY ATTENTION THE FOLLOWING:

  • PLAN A, PLAN B, PLAN C: These list the general education requirements for the AA (Plan A), the CSU System (Plan B) and the UC System (Plan C) in the Santa Ana College Catalog. Keep watch over which classes you have taken to meet the general education requirements and what areas you still need to fulfill.
  • If you know the 4-year college you wish to transfer to make an appointment to see a counselor at that college at the beginning of your time at SAC, rather than at the end.
  • In the activity courses of fine arts, courses are grouped in to families. You are only allowed 4 enrollments in that family. Withdrawals and poor grades count as enrollments! Be careful!
  • Be sure to make an appointment with the chair of the Theatre Arts Department and let them know you want to be a Theatre Arts major. The chair can give you specific advice on how to meet your goals. The name and contact info for the chair can be viewed under the "Faculty" tab to the left.
  • The 2 year scheduling plans for each degree and certificate below contain the semester in which a course is offered. Follow these scheduling guides to complete the degree or certificate of your choice in two years.

Schedule of Course Offerings

                            

PERFORMANCE AA

                           Course                                                                           Offering

THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
Every Semester
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre Online
Every Semester
THEA 105 Theatre History I Online
Every Fall and Intersession
THEA 110 Acting Fundamentals
Every Fall Semester
THEA 111 Intermediate Acting
Spring 2019
​THEA 112 Movement for the Actor
​Spring 2021
THEA 113 Acting for the Camera
Fall 2018
THEA 114 Acting for the Camera II
Spring 2019
THEA 118 Fundamentals of Scene Study
Spring 2020
THEA 120 Musical Theatre History Online
Every Spring Semester Beginning Spring 2020
THEA 121 Introduction to Drama and Acting
Every Semester Beginning Fall 2019
THEA 131 Stagecraft
Every Fall Semester
THEA 132 Stage Makeup
Every Spring Semester
THEA 135 Technical Production
Every Semester
THEA 140A Theatre Performance
Every Fall Semester
THEA 140B Theatre Performance II
Every Fall Semester
THEA 140C Theatre Performance III
Every Fall Semester
THEA 140D Theatre Performance IV
Every Fall Semester
THEA 150A Rehearsal and Performance in Production
Every Semester
THEA 150B Technical Theatre in Production
Every Semester
THEA 151 Showcase
Every Spring Semester
THEA 152 Tour Ensemble
Every Spring Semester
THEA 153 Introduction to Directing
Fall 2018
THEA 154 Performance Ensemble
Spring 2019 and then every Summer Semester Beginning 2020
THEA 155 Children's Theatre Ensemble
Every Intersession Beginning 2019
THEA 161 Tour Ensemble II
Every Spring Semester
THEA 162 Tour Ensemble III
Every Spring Semester
THEA 163 Tour Ensemble IV
Every Spring Semester
THEA 169 Cooperative Work Experience - Entertainment
Every Semester Beginning Spring 2019
THEA 171 Showcase II
Every Spring Semester
THEA 172 Showcase III
Every Spring Semester
THEA 173 Showcase IV
Every Spring Semester
THEA 177 Principles of Playwrighting
Every Fall Semester
THEA 186 Voice for the Actor
Fall 2019
THEA 187 Voice for the Actor II
Fall 2020
THEA 250 Advanced Theatre Production
Every Semester
THEA 255 Motion Picture Performance Production
Every Spring Semester
THEA 256 Intermediate Motion Picture Performance Production
Every Spring Semester
THEA 257 Motion Picture Performance Production III
Every Spring Semester
THEA 258 Motion Picture Performance Production IV
Every Spring Semester


Technical Theatre AA

                         Course                                                                           Offering

THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
Every Semester
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre Online
Every Semester
THEA 105 Theatre History I Online
Every Fall and Intersession
THEA 110 Acting Fundamentals 
Every Fall Semester
THEA 120 Musical Theatre History Online
Every Spring Semester Beginning Spring 2020
THEA 121 Introduction to Drama and Acting
Every Semester Beginning Fall 2019
THEA 131 Stagecraft
Every Fall Semester
THEA 132 Stage Makeup
Every Spring Semester
THEA 133 Lighting Fundamentals
Fall 2018
THEA 135 Technical Production
Every Semester
THEA 136 Fundamental of Costume Design
Fall 2018
THEA 137 Costume Design and History
Fall 2018
THEA 138 Costume Periods and Styles
Fall 2019
THEA 150B Technical Theatre in Production
Every Semester
THEA 165 Introduction to Intelligent Lighting
Spring 2019
THEA 165L Fundamentals of Programming
Spring 2019
THEA 166 Intermediate Programming
Fall 2019
THEA 166L Intermediate Programming Lab
Fall 2019
THEA 167 Setup for Intelligent Lighting
Spring 2020
THEA 168A  Computer Applications for Stage Lighting Online
Spring 2020
THEA 169 Cooperative Work Experience - Entertainment
Every Semester Beginning Spring 2019
THEA 250 Advanced Theatre Production
Every Semester



Theatre Arts for Transfer AA

                          Course                                                                           Offering

THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
Every Semester
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre Online
Every Semester
THEA 105 Theatre History I Online
Every Fall and Intersession
THEA 110 Acting Fundamentals
Every Fall Semester
THEA 111 Intermediate Acting
Spring 2019
THEA 131 Stagecraft
Every Fall Semester
THEA 132 Stage Makeup
Every Spring Semester
THEA 135 Technical Production
Every Semester
THEA 136 Fundamental of Costume Design
Fall 2018
THEA 150A Rehearsal and Performance in Production
Every Semester
THEA 150B Technical Theatre in Production
Every Semester
THEA 151 Showcase
Every Spring Semester
THEA 152 Tour Ensemble
Every Spring Semester
THEA 154 Performance Ensemble
Every Summer Semester Beginning 2019
THEA 155 Children's Theatre Ensemble
Every Intersession Beginning 2019
THEA 161 Tour Ensemble II
Every Spring Semester
THEA 162 Tour Ensemble III
Every Spring Semester
THEA 163 Tour Ensemble IV
Every Spring Semester
THEA 171 Showcase II
Every Spring Semester
THEA 172 Showcase III
Every Spring Semester
THEA 173 Showcase IV
Every Spring Semester


Costume Design Certificate

                         Course                                                                           Offering

THEA 132 Stage Makeup
Every Spring Semester
THEA 136 Fundamental of Costume Design
Fall 2018
THEA 137 Costume Design and History
Spring 2021
THEA 138 Costume Periods and Styles
Fall 2019
THEA 150B Technical Theatre in Production
Every Semester
FDM 105A Beginning Sewing
See Fashion Department's Course Schedule
FDM 111A Fashion Illustraton Techniques
See Fashion Department's Course Schedule
FDM 113 Fashion Draping
See Fashion Department's Course Schedule


Entertainment Lighting Technology Certificate

                           Course                                                                           Offering

THEA 131 Stagecraft
Every Fall Semester
THEA 133 Lighting Fundamentals
Fall 2018
THEA 135 Technical Production
Every Semester
THEA 150B Technical Theatre in Production
Every Semester
THEA 165 Introduction to Intelligent Lighting
Spring 2019
THEA 165L Fundamentals of Programming
Spring 2019
THEA 166 Intermediate Programming
Fall 2019
THEA 166L Intermediate Programming Lab
Fall 2019
THEA 167 Setup for Intelligent Lighting
Spring 2020
THEA 168A  Computer Applications for Stage Lighting Online
Spring 2020
THEA 169 Cooperative Work Experience - Entertainment
Every Semester Beginning Spring 2019


Screen Performance Certificate

                         Course                                                                           Offering

THEA 111 Intermediate Acting
Spring 2019
TELV 112 Introduction to Editing and Post-Production Video
See TV & Film Department's Course Schedule
THEA 113 Acting for the Camera
Fall 2018
THEA 114 Acting for the Camera II
Spring 2019
TELV 115A Introduction to Single Camera
See TV & Film Department's Course Schedule
THEA 118 Fundamentals of Scene Study
Spring 2020
TELV 120 Beginning Screenwriting for TV, Film, the Web, Corporate Video and Digital Media
See TV & Film Department's Course Schedule
TELV 140 Cinematography
See TV & Film Department's Course Schedule
THEA 186 Voice for the Actor
Fall 2019
THEA 190 Improvisation for Stage and Screen
Fall 2019
THEA 255 Motion Picture Performance Production
Every Spring Semester
THEA 256 Intermediate Motion Picture Performance Production
Every Spring Semester
THEA 257 Motion Picture Performance Production III
Every Spring Semester
THEA 258 Motion Picture Performance Production IV
Every Spring Semester