Theatre Arts Classes

The Theatre Arts Department offers an exciting array of classes, including 3 general education courses (THAR 1, 2, 6), a wide range of skills classes, and several production-related practicums. Students wishing to focus their studies in Theatre Arts can complete an AA in Theatre Arts, complete the Theatre Arts Transfer Major and/or select one or more of the five Certificates of Achievement that we offer.

For information about our Technical Theatre classes and Certificates of Achievement in Stagecraft, Makeup, or Costuming, contact Leslie McCauley

For information about all other classes, as well as the AA in Theatre Arts and the Certificates of Achievement in Acting or Theatre Management, contact Leslie McCauley


SRJC Theatre Arts - Fall 2020

Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature and History

THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time - MW 10:30am-12:00pm
THAR 2 Introduction to Theatre Arts - TTH 10:30am-12:00pm
THAR 6 Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre - TTH (Check Class Schedule for time)


All Synchronous, Online

THAR 10A Introduction to Acting – MW 12pm-2:30pm and TTH 12:00pm-2:30pm
THAR 10B Scene Study and Characterization – TTH 2:40pm-5:10pm
THAR 11.1 Performance Non-Musical (Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express)
THAR 11.2 Performance Musical (It's A Wonderful Life)
THAR 11.3 Performance Musical Dance
THAR 11.4 Performance Musical Vocal
THAR 13.2A/L Shakespeare Workshop I – MW 2:30pm-5:00pm
THAR 13.2B/L Shakespeare Workshop II – MW 2:30-5:00pm

Stagecraft and Design

THAR 20 Introduction to Stagecraft – TTH 3:00pm-4:45pm + wkly hrs by arrangement. Begins Tuesday Aug 25.
THAR 24 Introduction to the Design Process – Cancelled for fall. Next offered fall 2021.

Costume Design

THAR 21A Introduction to Costume Technology – TTH 2:00pm-4:50pm. Begins Tuesday Aug 25.
THAR 21B Costume Technology II – TTH 2:00pm-4:50pm. Begins Tuesday Aug 25.

Makeup Design

Online asynchronous

THAR 22 Theatrical Makeup Design for Stage and Screen. Begins Monday Aug 31. 

Production Lab Courses

THAR 25 Production Lab: General (Limited number of crew positions available for online productions)
THAR 25.5 Production Lab: Construction (Limited number of crew positions available for online productions)


No Props classes offered Fall 2020

Theatrical Management

THAR 50 Intro to Theatrical Management – MW 10:30am-1pm + wkly hrs by arr (Only offered in the fall). Begins Monday Aug 31.

THAR 50L Theatre Management Lab - wkly hrs by arr. Begins Moday Aug 31.

Fall Productions

Auditions: August 21 & 22

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
Live on Zoom Webinar!
Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig 
October 16-24, 2020
“Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. 


It’s a Wonderful Life
A Musical, Filmed & Live on Zoom Webinar!
Composed by Janis Dunson Wilson
Adapted for the Stage by John Shillington
November 27- December 5 


THAR 6 - If you are pursuing the SRJC AA in Theatre (not the Transfer AA), the requirement of THAR 6 Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre is now on a two year rotation, and will be offered fall 2020.