Courses

Theatre Arts

ID Course Name Units
THA V01 Theatre Arts Appreciation 3
THA V02A Fundamentals of Acting 3
THA V02B Advanced Acting 3
THA V05A,B Stagecraft 3
THA V06A,B Stage Make-Up 3
THA V10A-D Production and Performance 1-3
THA V20 Costume Design and History 3
THA V22A,B Fundamentals of Stage Costuming 3
THA V29 History of Motion Pictures 3
THA V31 Acting for Film and Television 3
THA V90 Directed Studies in Theatre Arts 1-6

Visit Schedule of Classes for a detailed description of each course and a list of courses available this semester.

Associate in Arts Degree For Transfer in Theatre:

Ventura College has established an Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer in Theatre aligned with the state of California Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC). Successful completion of this degree offers acceptance to a CSU as a theatre major with junior standing.

To earn an Associate in Arts Degree in Theatre Arts for Transfer degree, students must complete:

(1) Certified completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

a)      The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
b)      A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0

(3) Obtain a C or P grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Required Core (9):

ID Course Name Units
THA V01 Theatre Arts Appreciation 3
THA V02A Fundamentals of Acting 3

Any combination of THA V10A, V10B, or V10C for up to 3 units:

ID Course Name Units
THA V10A Production and Performance I 1
THA V10B Production and Performance II 2
THA V10C Production and Performance III 3

List A
Select three (3) of the following courses (9 units): 

ID Course Name Units
THA V05 Stagecraft 3
THA V06 Stage Makeup 3
THA V20 Costume Design and History 3
THA V22 Fundamentals of Stage Costuming 3
THA V02B Advanced Acting 3
THA V31 Acting for Film and Television 3
Total Units:   18

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern:

42 Transferrable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Degree Total: 60 Units

Please see Ventura College Counseling Staff for further information on this degree.

 

Proficiency Awards

Proficiency Awards in Theatre:

ID Course Name Units
THA V06 Make-up 6
THA V05 Stagecraft 3
THA V10 (A,B,C) Production and Performance 3
THA V90 Directed Studies (with an emphasis on make-up crew) 3
Total Units:   12

Proficiency Awards in Costume:

ID Course Name Units
THA V20 Costume Design and History 3
THA V22 Fundamentals of Stage Costuming 3
THA V05 Stagecraft 3
THA V10 (A,B,C) Production and Performance 3
THA V90 Directed Studies (with an emphasis on costume crew) 3
Total Units:   12

Proficiency Awards in Technical Theatre Production:

ID Course Name Units
THA V05 Stagecraft 6
THA V10 (A,B,C) Production and Performance 3
THA V90 Directed Studies (with an emphasis on technical theatre) 3
THA V90 Directed Studies (with an emphasis on stage management) 3
Total Units:   12

 Proficiency Awards in Acting:

ID Course Name Units
THA V02A Fundamentals of Acting 3
THA V14 / DANCE V14 Movement for the Stage 1.5
THA V02B Advanced Acting 3
THA V31 Acting for Film and TV 3
MUS V10 College Chorus 1.5
MUS V11 College Singers 1.5
MUS V45 Opera Workshop 1.5
THA V10 (A,B,C) Production and Performance 3
THA V90 Directed Studies (with an emphasis on acting) 6
Total Units:   15

Proficiency Awards in Directing:

ID Course Name Units
THA V02A Fundamentals of Acting 3
THA V05 Stagecraft 3
THA V10 (A,B,C) Production and Performance 3
THA V90 Directed Studies (with an emphasis on directing) 6
THA V90 Directed Studies (with an emphasis on technical theatre or acting) 3
Total Units   15

We have established 5 department awarded proficiency awards in theatre. Students may work toward proficiency awards in acting, directing, technical theatre production, costume and make-up. Receipt of a proficiency award signifies that a student has completed a specific set of courses in a particular field of theatre practice.