CRC19: Courses

TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course will increase students' understanding, appreciation, and critical perceptions of theatre arts. Students will be introduced to elements of the production process including play writing, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions. Students will examine the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and the contributions of significant individual theatre artists. It is an audience-oriented, non-performance theatre arts course open to all students.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1. Assess the historical, artistic, social, and philosophical in which theatre exists.