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- Actors Conservatory
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About the Program
The Theater Arts major is designed to provide knowledge, training, and practical experience in a variety of areas which can be used in continuing participation and appreciation of theater and film throughout life. The Theater program at Las Positas is a unique blend of hands-on learning, personal creative exploration, and history and culture; theater is a wonderful way to continue to grow as a student and as an artist. Classes cover such topics as theater history, musical theater, acting, theater for young audiences, and directing, as well as stage and production management, lighting, scenery, and costume design. Our student-centered coursework and productions offer many different opportunities for students to become involved in the program and college in a meaningful, academic, and career-centered way. The Las Positas Theater program presents 4 productions annually, as well as many other performing and technical opportunities for our theater majors. We house our program in a beautiful state of the art performance facility with three theaters (a 450-seat proscenium, a black box, and an outdoor amphitheater), a costume shop, scene shop, and rehearsal studio.
About the Certificate
The Acting certificate provides training in the theories and practice of acting for the stage. Students are required to audition for at least two Theater Productions (THEA 47A). The program is designed to provide knowledge and practical experience in performance. This program prepares students to perform in community, amateur, and professional productions of theater.
Performer (Actor / Dancer / Singer), Choreographer, Director, Teaching Artist, Corporate Facilitator
- Upon completion of the Acting Certificate, students are able to develop an understanding of the role of a character within the context of a play and create a unique character portrayal in emotional, physical, and vocal life.
- Upon completion of the Acting Certificate, students are able to make complex, creative, and bold acting choices during the rehearsal process as a means of creative exploration.
- Upon completion of the Acting Certificate, students are able to work collaboratively with fellow actors and production staff, demonstrating an understanding of the professional work ethic of an actor.
- Upon completion of the Acting Certificate, students are able to examine and perform
within major genres of theater from world theatrical history.
|THEA 1A Theory/Practice of Acting I||3|
|THEA 1B Theory/Practice of Acting II||3|
|THEA 3A Beginning Improvisation||3|
|THEA 25 Fundamentals of Stage Speech||3|
|THEA 5 Theater for Young Audiences||3|
|THEA 31A Drama Workshop - Beginning||3|
|THEA 39A Musical Theater Workshop - Beginning||3|
|THEA 47A Performance in Production: Introduction to Live Performance||3|
Updated: July 2022