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Theatre Arts – Emphasis in Acting

Guys and Dolls68The Palomar Theatre Arts Program cultivates the potential of theatre to make an impact on the lives of practitioners, audiences, and communities. Through our technique classes, academic offerings and season of productions the program emphasizes the power of theatre to transform individuals and society through imagination, empathy, analysis, and action. The program empowers students to follow the discipline of craft while taking risks and developing their own artistic sensibility. Critically-acclaimed productions range from the classical to the experimental, often serving as a focal point for campus-wide dialogue on social issues. The program also emphasizes collaboration with the other disciplines in the Performing Arts Department and colleagues in the Art Department.


A.A. Degree Major

Program Requirements
TA 100 Introduction to the Theatre 3
TA 105 /ENTT 105 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
TA 115 Beginning Acting I: Fundamentals 3
TA 131 /FASH 131 Elementary Stage Costume and Make-Up 3
TA 109 Elementary Stage Make-Up 3
TA 140 History of the Theatre From Ancient Greece Through the 17th Century 3
TA 141 History of the Theatre From the 18th Century to the Present 3
TA 150 Dramatic Literature 3
TA 197D Stage Crew Workshop 0.5 – 3
Electives (Select 9 units)
TA 107 /ENTT 107 Lighting for Stage and Television 3
TA 108 /ENTT 108 Stagecraft and Scene Design for Theatre and Television 3
TA 112 /ENTT 112 Entertainment Audio Production 3
TA 116 Beginning Acting II: Scene Study 3
TA 119 Voice and Speech 3
TA 125 /SPCH 125 Beginning Oral Interpretation 3
TA 157 /MCS 157 Theatre and Social Justice 3
TA 216 Intermediate Acting II: Character Development 3
TA 217 Intensive Actor Training 3

Total units 27.50 – 30.00
Recommended Electives:
TA 113 Improvisation for Acting and Interactive Theatre 3
TA 184 Creative Theatre Ensemble 3
DNCE 173 /MUS 173/TA 173 Musical Theatre Scenes 1

For more class information, visit the Theatre Arts section of the Palomar College Catalog and Palomar’s online class schedule.