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Welcome to theatre group photoYuba College Theatre

We provide a safe and inclusive environment for students to explore live and recorded performing art opportunities. A sequence of courses prepares students to succeed in their academic, career, and lifelong learning goals and to develop their creativity. Course offerings include introductory and advanced classes in theatre and film, which satisfy general education and transfer requirements and lead to an opportunity to earn an AA degree in Theatre.

The program provides a “learning by doing” approach, with students and experts working together to create performances. Students develop 21st-century communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills. Students leave the program academically prepared for transfer,  a skill set suitable for entry-level positions within the creative industries, and develop confidence in solving complex problems in a professional work environment.

Our degrees

Stage fight practice

Learning by Doing – Corey Dickinson and Elizabeth Sutton practice their stage fight for a public performance of  She Kills Monsters.

Yuba College offers two theatre degrees, an AA in Theatre Arts and an ADT (Associate Degree for Transfer), which offers transfer opportunities to California State Universities. 

Our courses

THART 10—Introduction to Theatre  (3 units)       CSU/UC
Study of theatre and its relationship to other arts and humanities, including a survey of theatre history, a study of important plays, and current Yuba College Theatre productions. (L)

THART 11A—Introduction to Acting  (3 units)      CSU/UC
The basics of acting for the stage will be explored and developed, including voice and diction, movement, improvisational technique, characterization, and scene study. Several monologues and scenes will be developed and presented in the class.

THART 11B—Introduction to Acting  (3 units)      CSU/UC
Pantomime, stage movement, imagination, improvisation, verse study, and characterization; emphasis on more complex scenes and plays, including classic theatre. Prerequisite: THART 11A.

THART 12A—Advanced Studies in Acting  (3 units)                                      CSU/UC
Development of the skills of vocal projection, auditioning, stage movement, and character motivation; participation in one-act or full-length play at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: THART 11A or THART 29R.

THART 12B—Advanced Studies in Acting  (3 units)                                      CSU/UC
Development of the skills of vocal projection, auditioning, stage movement, and character motivation; participation in one-act or full-length play at end of the semester. Prerequisite: THART 12A.

THART 26—Musical Theatre Workshop  (3 units)     CSU
Fundamentals of musical theatre performance: singing, acting, dancing, orchestra, and technical stage work.  Students may specialize in an area of interest.  Works to be selected from various periods and styles.  Participation in Yuba College production is required.

THART 29R—College Theatre  (2 or 3 units)          CSU/UC
Fundamentals of theatrical performance in all areas of theatre (acting, directing, design, technical) culminating in a theatre production; plays will be selected from various periods and styles. (L) (Repeatable: May be taken four times only.)

Rose Irvine

Rose Irvine as Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

THART 32—Film Studies: Focus on …  (3 units)                                          CSU/UC
Study of a particular director/artist, genre, or national cinema; students view and discuss full-length feature films; topics will be specified in the class schedule.

 

THART 33—History of Film  (3 units)                      CSU/UC
A chronological survey of the motion picture; traces the development of the art, technology, and social importance of film during the last 100 years; screenings of important and representative narrative, documentary, and experimental films from the silent to the modern era. Not open for credit to students with credit in HUMAN 33 or ENGL 33. (L)

THART 34—Introduction to Film  (3 units)             CSU/UC
Study of film as art and its influence on society, including interpretation, criticism, and technical developments; view and discuss full-length feature films. Not open for credit with credit in ENGL 34 or HUMAN 34. (L)

THART 45A—Production and Technical Theatre
(3 units)                                                       CSU/UC
Practices, terminology, and organization of contemporary theatre technology; exercises in construction and implementation of all technical aspects of production (sets, lighting, sound, costumes, properties, stage management, and makeup). Integrated with College Theatre productions.

THART 45B—Production and Technical Theatre
(3 units)                                                       CSU/UC
Practices, terminology, and organization of contemporary theatre technology; exercises in construction and implementation of all technical aspects of production (sets, lighting, sound, costumes, properties, stage management, and makeup). Integrated with College Theatre productions.

THART 45C – Production and Technical Theatre II

(3 units)      Transferable to CSU
C-ID THTR 173

This course involves the study and execution of stagecraft with
a focus on stage lighting and emphasis on equipment, control,
color and their relationship to design.