Theater Course Offerings

TH 114 - Ballet I

Classical Ballet is the foundation for every dance form and every serious theater performer should have ballet as part of their education. It develops self-discipline, beautiful posture, a controlled body, strength, stamina and poise. This course offers a first semester of ballet to those students who have had less than 3 years of Classical Ballet or no dance training. Russian Technique curricula is employed in this course. Students learn beginning level exercises and ballet terminology. Students start with floor barre then advance to the ballet barre which prepares them for center practice.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 115 - Jazz I

This course offers a first semester of Jazz to those students who have had no Jazz training or have received less than 2 years of Jazz Dance or Hip-Hop. Using music of today, this class involves muscle toning, stretching, and rhythm exercises. Students learn various forms of movement and the wide terminology utilized in this form of dance. Three basic styles are used in this class - (1) modern /contemporary jazz, (2) video and stage dance, and (3) lyrical. Recommended Skills: A serious attitude toward physical exertion, strengthening and toning, and the Art form.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 116 - Tap I

This course offers a first semester of Tap dance to those students who have had no prior tap experience. It introduces students to the basics of tap dance and rhythm, focusing on controlling the feet and isolating the heel and toe tapping.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 214 - Ballet II

Classical Ballet is the foundation for every dance form and every dancer should have ballet as part of their dance education. It develops self-discipline, beautiful posture, a controlled body, strength, stamina and poise. TH 214 offers a second semester of ballet to those students who have satisfactorily completed TH 114 or those who have received 3 or more years of Classical Ballet. It explores, more fully, the Russian Technique curricula. Students learn intermediate to advanced level exercises and ballet terminology.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 215 - Jazz II

This course offers a second semester of jazz to those students who have satisfactorily completed TH 115 or those who have received 2 or more years of Jazz Dance, Modern or Hip-Hop dance training. It explores advanced muscle toning, stretching, and rhythm exercises. Students learn various forms of movement and utilize a wide range of terminology in this course. Styles used in this class include: modern, contemporary jazz, African and lyrical.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 235 - Improvisation

Students in this performance course study concepts and participate in staged exercises and games aimed toward improvisation. Students learn to engage their own creative impulses. This is a creative high energy performance intensive course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 239 - Script Analysis

This course teaches the skills necessary to analyze contemporary and classical scripts for those interested in acting, directing, or designing in the theater.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 241 - College Players I

Offers students interested in theater, acting, and related technical crafts (lighting, costuming, make-up, publicity, properties, and set construction) the opportunity to perform in or assist in the production of one or more plays per semester at the GRCC Spectrum Theater. The student electing this course for credit must audition and perform in a GRCC Players production or fulfill at least 20 hours working on other rehearsal and performance requirements for a Spectrum Theater production.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 242 - College Players II

Offers self motivated students interested in theater, acting, and related technical crafts (lighting, costuming, make-up, publicity, properties, and set construction) the opportunity to perform in or assist in the production of one or more plays per semester at the GRCC Spectrum Theater. The student electing this course for credit must audition and perform in a GRCC Players production or fulfill at least 40 hours working on other rehearsal and performance requirements for a Spectrum Theater production.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 244 - College Players III

Offers self motivated students interested in theater, acting, and related technical crafts (lighting, costuming, make-up, publicity, properties, and set construction) the opportunity to perform in or assist in the production of one or more plays per semester at the GRCC Spectrum Theater. The student electing this course for credit must audition and perform in a GRCC Players production or fulfill at least 60 hours working on other rehearsal and performance requirements for a Spectrum Theater production.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 245 - Introduction to Acting

A course that develops the fundamentals of the actor\'s craft. The course is designed to unleash creativity through movement, voice, analysis, and collaborative scene work. This is the actor\'s foundation level performance class.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 247 - Acting II

Acting II offers a second semester of acting to those motivated students who have satisfactorily completed TH 245 or have had significant performance experience. The course explores more fully the use of a variety of acting techniques and advanced scene study.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 248 - Introduction to Theater

This is a course in theater appreciation. Students learn to understand theater as a reflection of the human condition as they analyze performances and study how a play moves from script to stage. Students also learn about theater structure and the various artists and craft persons associated with this collaborative art.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 255 - Acting III: Classical Acting

Acting III introduces students to classical texts and presents them with skills and techniques to help them understand and interpret those texts as actors. The emphasis of the course will concentrate on Shakespeare\'s work.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 260 - Auditioning

This course familiarizes the theater performance student with the auditioning process. It covers monologue performance, cold and prepared readings, the interview process, among other aspects. It is recommended for students needing to audition either for transfer or future employment.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 261 - Theatre Technology I

The study of technology and craftsmanship involved in backstage production with specific focus on stage carpentry, scenic painting, and costume construction. Students in this course will also be working in one of Spectrum Theater\'s shops to fulfill the lab component of the course.
Course Fee: $40 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 262 - Theatre Technology II

The continued study of technology and craftsmanship involved in backstage production with specific focus on lighting and sound production of the theater. This course has a service learning component that requires work outside of traditional class time.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

TH 270 - Directing

This course covers the principles of stage directing, such as play selection, research and analysis, conceptualization, staging and actor coaching. Students taking this course are eligible to apply to direct a one act play for GRCC Players.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)