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PERFORMING ARTS

PA 1

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture.� CAN DRAM 18

Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Performing Arts 1 is a survey of major dramatic forms and works for theatre.� Areas to be covered include the purpose of theatre, major historical literary periods and their relation-ships to the socio-economic and political issues of their times, a behind-the-scenes look at play production, multi-cultural contributions to Western theatre, and contemporary trends.� Lectures will be combined with play reading and viewing of video taped scenes.� (AA, CSU, UC)

PA 3

FILM APPRECIATION� (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture� CR/NC C1

Performing Arts 3 looks at the cinema as a 20th century art form.� Students will view historically and artistically significant films in class and learn how to critique them.� Students will also develop an understanding of both the artistic and technical aspects of film as well as the business and politics of the film industry.� (AA, CSU, UC)

 
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