Classes in collaboration with
Center Theatre GroupThese classes are enhanced with career profiles, production materials, and videos from Center Theatre Group, as well as guest lecturers from CTG.
Technical Stage ProductionTECTHTR 342, SECTION 10185
Taught asynchronously, online, with optional Zoom meetings.
Learn how to self produce and navigate the production side of live entertainment.
This class will give you an overview on how to put up a stage play from the different technical aspects of a stage production to how to manage a team, plan the schedules and navigate the world of budgets and contracts. Each class will be recorded and be available for review.
Orientation to Technical Careers in Entertainment
Section 24463 and 24464
In this course students learn about careers as professional technicians in American entertainment industries, including methodology and techniques for seeking and gaining employment in theatre, film, television, commercials, theme park, special events, and new media. The students develop their own portfolios, resumes, websites, and job marketing materials. Topics related to freelance skills are discussed as a class and with industry guests.
Actor's Orientation to The Professional TheatreTA 205: Section #26126, 26127Asynchronous w/ optional weekly Live Zoom Mtgs.
August 31st-December 20th
The student learns about a career as a professional actor in the entertainment industry including techniques for seeking and gaining employment in theatre, film, television, commercials, and new media, which includes all forms of digital and live performance. Curriculum includes audition technique and creating the actor toolbox of marketing materials such as resumes, websites, and reels.
TA 101 Acting in History and in StyleSection #24475
In this course, students are introduced to the development of acting from classical style to modern systems through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and various assigned exercises.
TA 100 Introduction to the TheaterSection #20870 Short term: 8/31/20-10/25/20
Section #10662 Short term: 10/26/20-12/20/20
Students will survey and appreciate the art of theatre. The students are provided a wider basis for both evaluation and enjoyment of the theatrical experience. Students examine all elements of live theatre, its cultural and historical background, the contributions of various theatre artists, and its overall purpose and influence within our society. Students explore all aspects of play production: playwriting, directing, acting, criticism, theatre architecture, set design, costume design, lighting design, and the role of the audience.
How to take the classes
Enroll at East Los Angles College (ELAC)
If you are not yet a current East Los Angeles College student, the first step is to enroll in the college. You can start the process on your own by completing the on-line East Los Angeles College Application for Admission and following the enrollment steps that follow the application. To enroll, students must be a high school graduate or recipient of a Certificate of Proficiency from the State Board of Education (students currently enrolled in grades K-12 need to contact the admissions office for further information).
After applying to ELAC, you will receive an email with your Student ID number. Login to your account and reset your password immediately to be able to continue with the rest of the step.
Register for classes through My College.laccd.edu Portal. You can review instructions on how to navigate the student portal and register to classes by following this video: http://3cmediasolutions.org/privid/151037?key=a94f78938c1030e66bc9f36862047c3ac25310f0
Fees, financial aid and more
Enrollment fees for California residents are $46 per unit, $138 for the class. Out-of-state fees are $311 per unit, which is $933 for the class. This information is subject to varry based on your situation, please visit https://www.elac.edu/Student-Services/Apply for more information regarding the application process.
To enroll, students must be a high school graduate or recipient of a Certificate of Proficiency from the State Board of Education (students currently enrolled in grades K-12 need to contact the admissions office for further information). New students need to complete and return the Application for Admissions, and present a photo ID and immigration/visa documentation (non US citizens). Students will be given an appointment to take the Assessment Test, and ultimately given a time/date to register for classes.
- For US Citizens and Eligible non-citizens (Permanent Residents):
- File a 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.
- Our school code for the application is 001222. Best is using the IRS data retrieval function to download yours and your parents’ federal tax data. It will help expedite the application process.
- Eligible-resident/AB 540 Student who does not have a Social Security number (Note: AB540 student who has a Social Security number and is an eligible citizen/non-citizen should complete the FAFSA):
- File a 2020-2021 California Dream Act Application at http://www.csac.ca.gov.
- Our school code for the Dream Act application is 02226000 .
For more financial aid information, please visit : https://www.elac.edu/Student-Services/Financial-Aid