Theatre and Dance Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • TD/ART/IS/MUS-100 Survey of the Arts
  • TD-102 Introduction to Theatre Appreciation
  • TD-103 International Performing Arts Appreciation
  • TD/HIST-107 History of Film
  • TD-109 Theatre for Today
  • Male student doing a one-hand stand during dance practice.TD-110 Introduction to Acting
  • TD-111 Intermediate Acting - Scene Study
  • TD-112 Acting Styles - Classical
  • TD-114 Acting for the Camera
  • TD-115A Theatre Improvisation
  • TD-116 Acting Laboratory
  • TD-117A/A1/A2 Audition/Portfolio Preparation
  • TD-118 Survey of Acting Techniques
  • TD-119 Directing for the Stage
  • TD-120A/B Student Repertory Theatre
  • TD-121A/B/C Dance Rehearsal and Performance
  • TD-122/123/124 Rehearsal and Performance
  • TD-125 Summerfest - Principals
  • TD-126 Summerfest - Featured Parts
  • TD-127 Summerfest - Chorus, Ensemble, and Instrument Members
  • TD-129 Summerfest - Technicians
  • TD/COMM-130 Oral Communication of Literature
  • TD/COMM-132 Voice and Diction
  • TD-134 Introduction to Performance Studies
  • TD-141A Introduction to Ballet
  • TD-141B Intermediate Ballet
  • TD-142A Introduction to Jazz Dance
  • TD-142B Intermediate Jazz Dance
  • TD-142C Advanced Jazz Dance
  • TD-143A Introduction to Tap
  • TD-143B Intermediate Tap
  • TD-143C Advanced Tap Dance
  • TD-144A Introduction to Contemporary Dance
  • TD-144B Intermediate Contemporary Dance
  • TD-145A/B/C Dance Ensemble
  • TD-146L Open Dance Lab
  • TD-147A/B Dance Company Repertoire
  • TD-148A2/A3 Introduction to Hip Hop
  • TD-148B2/B3 Intermediate Hip Hop
  • TD-149A/B Choreography for Production
  • TD-150 Technical Theatre
  • TD-152 Introduction to Stage Lighting and Sound
  • TD-153 Scenic Painting
  • TD-154 Theatrical Makeup for Stage, TV, and Dance
  • TD-155A/B Costume Construction
  • TD-156 Theatrical Costuming
  • TD-157 Introduction to Event Production
  • TD-158 Live Event Management
  • TD-159 Theatre Management
  • TD-160A/A2 Production Lab
  • TD-161/162/163/164 Stagecraft Lab (Theatre, Television, Dance)
  • TD-170 Survey of Entertainment Design
  • TD-171 3D Entertainment Design for Lighting
  • TD-172 Intermediate Lighting for Stage, Television, and Live Events
  • TD-173 Introduction to Moving Lights
  • TD-174 Intermediate Moving Lights
  • TD-175 Intermediate Sound for Stage, Television and Live Events
  • TD-176 Digital Sound Editing for Stage and TV
  • TD-178 Fundamentals of Rigging
  • TD-179 Introduction to Stage Management
  • TD-180 Make a Movie
  • TD-181 Directing for the Camera
  • TD-190 Experimental Theatre Ensemble

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Theatre Arts for Transfer AA Degree (ADT)

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to creatively express and interpret ideas in terms of design and operation of scenery, lighting, and sound as it relates to the entertainment industries of stage, television, and live and recorded events with a working knowledge of their chosen concentration.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of collaboration between directors, actors, and designers in a hands-on environment to interpret a theatrical written work.
  3. Identify and dramatize use of the voice and body as a major source of communication of characterization, psychological need and environmental realities to formulate a personal realistic approach to a character with definable given circumstances.

Into the Woods (production marketing photo).