THEATRE IN THE COMMUNITY
The Theatre in the Community (TIC) Program at ELAC is a creative way to use theatre to engage your community and neighborhood. The core of the Theater in the Community Program is ELAC Storytheatre, a touring theater troupe that performs for elementary schools, senior centers and community events. Storytheatre produces original plays that entertain but carry a strong social message. Students participate in creative drama workshops at Robert Hill Elementary School and can volunteer for performances and special events at Maravilla Community Service Center.
The TIC Certificate prepares students for a career as a teaching artist in schools and daycare centers in the community or to enter the recreation, health or social service industry. With a TIC Certificate the student will achieve the practical experience and theoretical background to produce theatrical educational experiences for children, older adults and under served communities. The certificate is excellent preparation for a bachelor degree in theater education
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TA251 Theatre in the Community: Tour for Children
TA252 Children's Theater: Performance Workshop Practicum
TA256 Theatre in the Community: Tour for Seniors
TA 257, Inter-Generational Theater: Performance Workshop Practicum
Theatre in the Community Certificate of Achievement
The TIC certificate prepares students for a career as a teaching
artist in schools, the community or to enter the recreation, health or social
service industry. Upon completion of the certificate the
student will achieve the practical experience and theoretical background to
produce theatrical educational experiences for children, older adults and under
served communities. The
certificate is excellent preparation for a bachelor degree in theater education.
TH252 "Children's Theater: Production and Methods Practicum"
TH257 "Inter-Generational Theater: Production and Methods Practicum"
TH259 The Arts in the Community
CH DEV 003 Creative Experiences for Children I
FAM & CS 006 Challenges of Aging
TH 225 Beginning Direction
TT 323 Stage Management
Required Core Courses: 16 units
Elective Courses: 3 units
Total Units Required: 19 units
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Paid and unpaid internships and workshop opportunities help you to develop skills to enter the workforce as a teaching artist. The Theater in the Community program maintains partnerships with professional theaters and arts organizations to place students as education, production and performance interns.
Center Theatre Group
Citizens of the World Charter School Silverlake
City of Commerce, Parks and Recreation
Exploring the Arts
Robert Hill Elementary School
Los Angeles County Maravilla Social Service Center
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