Clackamas Community College

Theatre Arts (TA)

TA-101  Appreciation of Theatre  
4 credits, Fall  

Students will be introduced to the many aspects of theatre arts by attending multiple area productions. Plays will be reviewed and evaluated through writing assignments and discussions.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
TA-102  Appreciation of Theatre  
4 credits, Winter  

Students will be introduced to the many aspects of theatre arts at an intermediate level by attending multiple area productions. Plays will be reviewed and evaluated through writing assignments and discussions.

Recommended: TA-101 and WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
TA-103  Appreciation of Theatre  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

Students will analyze the many aspects of theatre arts at an advanced level by attending multiple area productions. Plays will be reviewed and evaluated through writing assignments and discussions.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WR-121. TA-101 and TA-102  
TA-111  Fundamentals of Technical Theatre  
4 credits, Summer/Fall  

First class of a three part series. Basic study and practice in the collaborative techniques of mounting various types of productions for presentation. Includes basic principles and techniques in stage design, construction, and lighting. Flexible laboratory sessions available. Students must attend a performance as well as participate in the focus and strike (10 total hours) of a production. Students are required to maintain an independent journal/study (12 total hours) of outside class activity and/or observations of Technical Theatre applications.

TA-112  Fundamentals of Technical Theatre  
4 credits, Winter  

Second class of a three-part series. Intermediate study and practice in techniques of mounting various types of productions for presentation. Includes basic principles and techniques in stage design, construction, and lighting. Flexible laboratory sessions available. Students must attend a performance as well as participate in the focus and strike (10 total hours) of a production. Students are required to maintain an independent journal/study (12 total hours) of outside class activity and observations of Technical Theatre applications.

TA-113  Fundamentals of Technical Theatre  
4 credits, Spring  

Third class in a three-part series. Advanced study and practice in techniques of mounting various types of productions for presentation. Includes basic principles and techniques in stage design, construction, and lighting. Flexible laboratory sessions available. Students must attend a performance as well as participate in the focus and strike (10 total hours) of a production. Students are required to maintain a journal/study (12 total hours) of outside class activity and observations of Technical Theatre applications.

TA-121  Costuming I  
3 credits, Fall  

First in a three-part series. Study and practice in theatrical costuming techniques for various types of live theatrical productions. Students will analyze scripts, research historical background, and study period fashion to develop character wardrobes. This is a project-based course where students will construct and tailor costume and prop pieces for cast members. No experience necessary; limited seats.

TA-122  Costuming II  
3 credits, Winter  

Second in a three-part series. Study and practice in theatrical costuming techniques for various types of live theatrical productions. Students will analyze scripts, research historical background, and study period fashion to develop character wardrobes. This is a project-based course where students will construct and tailor costume and prop pieces for cast members. No experience necessary; limited seats.

Recommended: TA-121  
TA-123  Costuming III  
3 credits, Spring  

Third in a three-part series. Study and practice in theatrical costuming techniques for various types of live theatrical productions. Students will analyze scripts, research historical background, and study period fashion to develop character wardrobes. This is a project-based course where students will construct and tailor costume and prop pieces for cast members. No experience necessary; limited seats.

Recommended: TA-121 or TA-122  
TA-141  Acting I  
4 credits, Fall  

Studies the methods, techniques, and theories of acting as an art form. Students perform acting exercises and monologues/scenes from dramatic literature, attend lectures, and participate in work-shopping and discussion. Written work is assigned that includes response and analysis papers. Introduces vocal, physical, and script analysis skills. First in a series.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
TA-142  Acting II  
4 credits, Winter  

Further studies the methods, techniques, and theories of acting as an art form. Workshop, discussion, and performance of exercises and monologues/scenes from dramatic literature with written assignments to include response and analysis papers. Intermediate work on vocal, physical, and script analysis skills with special focus on language. Second in a series.

Recommended: TA-141 and WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
TA-143  Acting III  
4 credits, Spring  

Further studies the methods, techniques, and theories of acting as an art form. Workshop, discussion, and performance of exercises and monologues/scenes from dramatic literature with written assignments to include response and analysis papers. Advanced work on vocal and physical skills with special focus on character and creation of material. Third in a series.

Recommended: WRD-098, and TA-141 or TA-142  
TA-153  Theatre Rehearsal & Performance  
1-3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Training in theatre production through intensive study and rehearsal of scenes and plays for public performance. Variable Credit: 1-3 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Successful audition/interview
Recommended: TA-141 and TA-142, or TA-143; or TA-111 and TA-112, or TA-113
  
TA-195  Student Performance Showcase  
1-3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Training in special forms of theatrical presentation through in-class intensive preparation, study, and program development for public presentation, including comedy improvisation, stand-up comedy, and student directed one-act plays. Roles in one-act plays require a successful audition. Other opportunities open to all. Variable Credit: 1-3 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

TA-211  Technical Theatre Study  
4 credits, Summer/Fall  

Comprehensive study and practice in presentational graphics, scene design, lighting design, and chromatics. The full creative process of staging a production will be explored through aesthetic research and design projects. Includes hands-on participation in CCC's main stage productions.

Prerequisites: TA-111, TA-112, and TA-113
Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
  
TA-212  Technical Theatre Study  
4 credits, Winter  

Second class of a three part series. Comprehensive study and practice in presentational graphics, scene design, lighting design and chromatics. The full creative process of staging a production will be explored through aesthetic research and design projects. Includes hands-on participation in CCC's main stage productions. Students must attend a performance as well as participate in the focus and strike (10 total hours) of a production. Students are required to maintain a journal/study (12 total hours) of outside class activities and observing Technical Theatre applications.

Prerequisites: TA-111, TA-112, and TA-113
Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
  
TA-213  Technical Theatre Study  
4 credits, Spring  

Third class in a three-part series. Comprehensive study and practice in presentational graphics, scene design, with specific focus in lighting design and chromatics. The full creative process of staging a production with be explored through aesthetic research and design projects. Includes hands-on participation in CCC's main stage productions. Students must participate in the focus, performance and strike (10 total hours) of a production. Students are required to maintain a journal/study (12 total hours) of outside class activity identifying and observing Technical Theatre applications.

Prerequisites: TA-111, TA-112, and TA-113
Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
  
TA-253  Theatre Rehearsal & Performance  
1-3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Intermediate training in theatre production through intensive study and rehearsal of scenes and plays for public performance. Variable Credit: 1-3 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Successful audition/interview
Recommended: TA-153
  
TA-280  Theatre/CWE  
2-6 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Cooperative work experience. Provides students with a learning experience related to course of study and career goal. Major emphasis will be given to on-the-job experience and training. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Corequisites: CWE-281  
TA-295  Student Performance Showcase  
1-3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Training in special forms of theatrical presentation through in-class intensive preparation, study, and program development for public presentation, including comedy improvisation, stand-up comedy, and student directed one-act plays. Roles in one-act plays require a successful audition. Other opportunities open to all. Variable Credit: 1-3 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.