New TNCC Theater classes for the Fall 2011 semester

Published: July 27, 2011

The TNCC Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce two brand new theater classes for Fall semester.

CST 145 – Stagecraft (Prof. Torre Sanders)

Have you ever wanted to know what goes on “behind the scenes” in theater? Stagecraft covers the basics of theater construction, lighting, sound and costuming. Come learn how to swing a hammer, turn a wrench, and paint a flat. Student lab work will include working as backstage and booth crew for MTCA productions.

(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 03 and ENG 05 and MTH 01 and MTH 03 if required by individual student’s placement. Acquaints the student with fundamental methods, materials, and techniques of set construction for the stage. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

CST 131 – Acting I (Prof. Sandra Calderón-Garza)

(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 03, ENG 05 if required by individual student’s placement. Develops personal resources and explores performance skills through such activities as theatre games, role playing, improvisation, work on basic script units, and performance of scenes. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.

For more information on these new classes please contact Torrie Sanders at


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