2004 - 2005 Catalog

Programs of Study

Performing Arts

The Edward James Olmos Teatro de las Americas Academy offers students the opportunity to develop skills in performing arts and television video production as they apply to the modern world of communications and education. Teatro offers a transfer-level associate degree and two certificate programs. Many graduates may find their Teatro training to be an asset in careers such as advertising, public relations, business, law, and politics.  The rapid expansion of worldwide performing arts in communications and home video entertainment promises even more opportunities in the field.

Admission requirements and procedures

Edward James Olmos Teatro de las Americas (Teatro) program is an Academy.  In order to receive an associate degree or certificate from the Teatro Academy, an application for admission to the Academy is required. The application procedure does not limit enrollment in the Academy or in any of its courses. All students who complete the application process will be admitted to the Teatro Academy.  The process is not to be confused with the application for admission to West Hills College which is separate and must be completed by all students intending to attend West Hills College Coalinga.

The application process includes completion of a Teatro application form, a complete educational plan, and an audition or interview. In addition, the same entrance requirements are required for admission to West Hills College Coalinga. The Teatro Academy is designed for the highly motivated, high achieving student.

Upon receipt of the above materials, students will be mailed an acknowledgment and a schedule of audition/interview dates and locations.  All students new to the Teatro Academy are strongly encouraged to live in the WHC residence halls.

Associate Degree - Transfer

The associate degree offered by the Teatro Academy is intended to be a transfer level degree. All courses taken must be transfer-level courses in order to be counted toward associate degree requirements. If you have selected the particular four-year college to which you eventually wish to transfer, you should use the college catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining the first two years of your program.  It is important that you work closely with a counselor to ensure that the general education and elective courses you take are transfer level.

Completion of the following performing arts courses plus the general education and college requirements qualifies the student for an Associate Arts Degree.

Major Courses Required

Course Number

Title

Units

PA 1

Introduction to Theater

3

PA 6

Touring Theater

3

PA 14

Fundamentals of Acting

3

PA 21

Play Production

2

PA 35

Theater Crafts

3

PA 42A

Television Production Camera Operation

4

 

TOTAL

18

Strongly Recommended Electives:

PA 25  Theater Dance
PA 42B Television Production Editing
PA 42C Television Production Project

General Education/Transfer Requirements (for a minimum of 42 units):
Please see general education section in catalog for details.  All courses completed must be transfer level numbered 1-49. 

Television Production Certificate

Course Number

Title

Units

PA 32

Stage/Television Lighting & Sound

3

PA 42A

Television Production Camera Operation

4

PA 42B

Television Production Editing

4

PA 42C

Television Production Project

4

WE 15XX

General Work Experience

2

 

TOTAL

17

 

Technical Theater Production

Course Number

Title

Units

PA 1

Introduction to Theater

3

PA 6

Touring Theater

3

PA 21

Play Production

1-3

PA 32

Stage /Television Lighting & Sound

3

PA 35

Theater Crafts

3

PA 42A

Television Production Camera Operation

4

 

TOTAL

17/19

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