DEGREES

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

THEATRE ARTS

Complete the following 6 sections:

THEATER 100 - 3 units

THEATER 240 - 3 units

THEATER 270 - 3 units

THEATER 271 - 3 units

THEATER 342 - 2 units

THEATER 411 - 3 units

 

Choose one:

THEATER 232 - 2 units

THEATER 250 - 2 units

THEATER 292 - 2 units

 

Major Total Units - 19

 

THEATER 100 - Intro to the Theater

THEATER 232 - Play Production 

THEATER 270 - Beginning Acting

THEATER 271 - Intermediate Acting

THEATER 292 - Rehearsals & Performances

THEATER 342 - Technical Stage Production 

THEATER 240 - Voice and Articulation

THEATER 411 - Costuming for Theater

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

TRANSFER DEGREE

Complete 1 of the following sections:

THEATER 100 - 3 units

THEATER 110 - 3 units

Complete the following 3 sections:

THEATER 270 - 3 units

THEATER 291 - 1 unit

THEATER 342 - 2 units

Complete 3 of the following sections:

THEATER 114 - 3 units

THEATER 271 - 3 units

THEATER 300 - 3 units

THEATER 305 - 3 units

THEATER 310 - 3 units

THEATER 411 - 3 units

THEATER 450 - 3 units

Major Total Units - 18

 

THEATER 100 - Introduction to the Theater

THEATER 270 - Beginning Acting

THEATER 271 - Intermediate Acting

THEATER 291 - Rehearsals & Performances

THEATER 300 - Introduction to Stage Craft

THEATER 310 - Introduction to Theatrical Lighting 

THEATER 342 - Technical Stage Production 

 

 

THEATER 240 - Voice and Articulation

THEATER 305 - Introduction to Design for the Theatre

THEATER 411 - Costuming for the Theater

 

 

THEATER 110 - History of the World Theater

THEATER 114 - Script Analysis for Theatre Performance, Study, & Appreciation 

THEATER 450 - Beginning Stage Make-Up

 

acting/ directing

Our acting/ directing program offers rigorous, transforming training to the actor and director.  Actors learn the techniques of performance through monologues , scene study, ensemble building and audition classes. Emerging actors have multiple opportunities to practice their art in four fully realized department productions, including musicals.   Directing students bring their scene culminations to invited main stage events. Our renowned faculty provide real world connections via guest artist workshops, casting opportunities, and professional internships.

KCACTF

LAPC Theatre students participate in The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival competing for scholarships in Acting and Directing and earning honors and real world experience.

INTERNSHIPS

We offer our students many internship opportunities at theatre companies like the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum and the Center Theatre Group.  These often lead to job opportunities or "points" earned towards joining the actor's union, the Actor's Equity Association.

     degrees

LAPC Theatre Arts Associate of Arts Program at Pierce College is a professional quality transferable education plan for theater artists in the greater Los Angeles area.  This rigorous program gives students valuable skills in all the major areas of performance for the stage.  Students are asked to take a total of six Major required classes spread over four semesters of study. Some of the classes offered as part of this program:

BEGINNING ACTING - THEATER 270

Offered every semester, this class provides a 15 week rigorous introduction to the craft of acting for stage performance.  Students are exposed to all basic techniques of performance, and participate in monologue study, scene work, and basic script analysis.  Students perform solo work, in addition to collaboration with other student scene partners.

VOICE AND ARTICULATION - THEATER 240

Every fall semester, students are engrossed in activities that prepare their bodies for professional theater voice techniques.  In this 15 week class, students will acquire skills in diction, projection, and dialects.  Students are exposed to warm up exercises, monologue and scene work, and explore the process in which an actor uses and transforms their voice for the stage.  

CLASSES

THEATER 270-BEGINNING ACTING

(UC/CSU) - 3 UNITS MEETS CSU C1

 

THEATER 271-INTERMEDIATE ACTING

(UC/CSU) - 3 UNITS MEETS CSU C1

THEATER 273-ADVANCED ACTING

(UC/CSU) -3 UNITS MEETS CSU C1

THEATER 225-BEGINNING DIRECTION

(UC/CSU) - 3 UNITS

THEATER 230 - ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

(UC/CSU) - 3 UNITS

THEATER 232-PLAY PRODUCTION

(AC/CSU) (RPT 3) - 2 UNITS

THEATER 240-VOICE AND ARTICULATION 

(UC/CSU) - 3 UNITS

THEATER 280-MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP I

(UC/CSU) - 3 UNITS

THEATER 291-REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES I

(UC/CSU) (RPT 3) - 1 UNIT

THEATER 292-REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES II

(UC/CSU) (RPT 3) - 2 UNITS

THEATER 293-REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES II

(UC/CSU) (RPT 3) - 3 UNITS

DIRECTING - THEATER 225

Every fall semester students in this class immerse themselves in the art and craft of directing, from text analysis to staging to working with actors. Directing students work on scenes of their choosing with advanced actors and some technical support. Class culminates in a performance where each student's expression, collaboration and creativity is celebrated.

At Los Angeles Pierce College our facilities include a newly renovated 350-seat Main Stage theatre and a flexible black box space, plus classrooms, set shop, and costume and make-up labs.
Explore the menu above or come visit us at Performing Arts Building, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills 91371

Department Chair

Michael Gend

Acting/ Directing

Shaheen Vaaz-Chamarbagwala

Anthony Cantrell

Anna Steers, Esdras Toussaint

Valorie Grear, Anita Adcock

Costume Design

Eileen Gizienski

Scenic Design

Gene Putnam, Frederica Nascimento

Lighting Design

Casey Cowan Gale

History/ Introduction

Nico Guilak, Frank Catalano

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