The Theatre Arts Department provides both academic and production
experience in all aspects of theatre. A comprehensive set of courses
fulfills general education and transfer requirements.
Purpose. Students participating in the theatre arts program learn to express themselves creatively through application of the theatrical skills of acting, directing, design, technical production, and stagecraft. They develop critical thinking and analytical abilities related to interpreting and criticizing dramatic literature. Students collaborate as effective team members in performing established material or in creating original work.
Among the skills developed:
- Apply learned knowledge and skills to new and varied
- Use feedback to improve
- Implement time management skills to
complete a task.
- Identify an objective and devise
and implement a plan of action.
- Recognize and apply standard practices of ensemble playing in
a rehearsal/performance environment.
skill for technical aspects of acting, including physical, vocal,
imaginative, analytical and emotional elements.
- Compare and contrast theatrical periods and styles in terms of
acting, directing, playwriting, and technical elements.
- Analyze theatre as a dynamic art form influencing society.
- Apply technical processes, including lighting, set, costume,
and/or stage make-up design, as they pertain to a given dramatic
Credit, Degree Applicable Courses
Enrollment Limitations on Physical Education and Visual or Performing Arts Courses
Per title 5 Section 55041, effective Fall 2013, students may not enroll more than four times in "active participatory courses that are related in content" in the areas of physical education or visual and performing arts, which includes art, dance, music, and theatre. This limitation applies even if a student receives a substandard grade or "W" during one or more of the enrollments in such a course or if the students petition for repetition due to extenuating circumstances.
Theatre Arts courses that are related in content are grouped together in "families" of courses below. The families are indicated by their headings, e.g., Play Rehearsal and Performance, Stagecraft, etc. For the most up-to-date listing of courses and families, refer to the online catalog, www.ccsf.edu/catalog.
Make Up and Costume
Directing for the Theatre
Acting in Media
Shakespeare for Actors
Vocal Production and Audition
Comedy -Play Rehearsal and Performance
Drama-Play Rehearsal and Performance
Classical-Play Rehearsal and Performance
Tragedy-Play Rehearsal and Performance
Physical Education courses in modern dance, folk dance, and ballet. See listings for course description.