On Stage Now
by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Shaheen Vaaz
May 5 - 14, Performing Arts Mainstage
Set in Manhattan in the 1990s and inspired by Puccini's opera La Bohème, Rent is the ground-breaking musical by Jonathan Larson that follows a group of young East Village artists, performers and philosophers as they struggle through the hardships of poverty, societal discord and the AIDS epidemic in the search for life, love and art. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and with a song list that includes the iconic "Seasons of Love," Rent tells a story as relevant today as when it took Broadway by storm more than 25 years ago.
performing arts department
Los Angeles Pierce College Theatre is a dynamic, transformative program with multidisciplinary classes, award winning productions, diverse stage opportunities, hands-on experience, and industry internships. Our curriculum is a two-year program offering an Associates of Arts degree and an Associates of Arts Transfer degree with specializations in acting, technical theatre and costume design. We train the next generation of theatre artists at LAPC Theatre.
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN THEATER ARTS
COSTUME DESIGN OPTION
Complete the following 6 sections:
THEATER 100 - 3 units
THEATER 270 - 3 units
THEATER 300 - 3 units
THEATER 315 - 3 units
THEATER 411 - 3 units
THEATER 450 - 3 units
Major Total Units - 18
THEATER 100 - Intro to the Theater
THEATER 270 - Beginning Acting
THEATER 300 - Intro to Stagecraft
THEATER 315 - Intro to Scenic Design
THEATER 450 - Theatrical Stage Make-up
THEATER 411 - Costuming for Theater
LAPC Theatre's Costume Design Program is an exciting, hands-on approach to learning via doing. Our Costume Design and Make Up department offers a two-year program designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year College, or to start working in the professional field as a designer or skilled artist.
Each student will have the opportunity to develop their skills through design and technical classes and apply them to our main stage productions. Design students often assist our faculty designer on a main stage production and eventually design their own production as a Costume or Hair and Makeup Designer.
The Costume Design 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 two year program gives students valuable skills in all the major areas of Technical Theater. as it relates to Costuming. Students are asked to take a total of six Major required classes spread over four semesters of study. Listed below are descriptions of some of the unique educational experiences offered as part of this program.
BEGINNING STAGE MAKE-UP THEATER 450
In this class, students are engrossed in lab activities that prepare them for professional theater make-up application. In this 15week lecture/lab class, students will acquire skills in make-up design, execution, style and special effects. Students are encouraged to participate in fully realized productions produced by the department.
COSTUMING FOR THE THEATER - THEATER 411
This great introductory class focuses on costume design. This class provides students experience and skills in costume rendering techniques; in addition to hands on sewing and construction skills. Special emphasis is placed on conceptual planning and design choices. Students are encouraged to think outside-the-box in their creative choices.