2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Television Production II
Prerequisite: THTR 160 or equivalent.
Television Production II is an intermediate study and practice of the knowledge, procedures and skills developed in THTR 160. The course
is designed as a field production class. The students' job will include shooting, editing, producing, directing, lighting, writing, presenting
and all other skills required to produce high quality materials in the field. Multiple deadlines will be faced which will require diligent work
outside of class.
This course examines the development of the genre from its operatic roots in Europe to the present day. It will focus on the social and
political influences on the art, the influence of composers on each other and landmark productions, which changed the direction of this
developing form. The students will also have practical experiences in the prime performance areas of musical theatre (acting, singing and
dancing), that will culminate in a mock audition and/or a scene performance.
Musical Theater Workshop I
1.00 - 3.00
Performance of Musical Theater Production.
Cinema as Art and Communication
Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment of ENG 101 or equivalent.
This course will teach students to appreciate, interpret and respond to selected films from particular genres, directors or actors and to
recognize the human values these films depict. It will also introduce students to some of the techniques of filmmaking in general. (same as
Special Topics Speech and Theater
0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits. This course may not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Theater Technology I
This course consists of a three-hour-a-week lecture/discussion/demonstration plus 25 hours of lab during the semester. The course focuses
on safety, functions of scenery, costuming, tools and material, scene painting, stage draperies, color in theater, lighting and electricity,
stage sound and specialized theater equipment.
Introduction to Acting II
Prerequisite: THTR 105 or approval of instructor.
Continued work on scenes and on principles of auditioning, role analysis, play rehearsal and problems related to sustaining a stage
Theater Workshop: Acting III
Prerequisite: THTR 105 and THTR 205.
A continuation of THTR 105 (formerly SPTH 130) and THTR 205 (formerly SPTH 131) with emphasis on internal work, auditioning,
script analysis, characterizations and performance.
Laboratory Theater: Acting IV
Prerequisite: THTR 105, THTR 205 and THTR 206 or comparative experience with instructor's approval
Intensive and individualized work for advanced acting students. Advanced application of actor training using techniques and philosophies
of Stanislavski, Grotowski, Meisner, and Suzuki.
1.00 - 6.00
An advanced course for serious students of theater who want to pursue acting, directing and play production in depth. The course
culminates with a public performance. Rehearsal hours are arranged and announced at the beginning of the semester.
Theater: a Cultural Context
This is a course designed to increase one's understanding and appreciation of multicultural theatrical art forms and artists who are creating
outside of mainstream American theatre. The language, as well as the aural and visual components of the plays, will be explored.
Produce plays for child audiences; application of concepts of child development to aesthetic problems of theatre for young audiences
through reading, discussion and participation.
Acting for the Camera
Introduction to performance in television and film. Basic performance techniques will be explored, culminating in a final project.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.