Kara Elizabeth Thomson

Residential Faculty - Design for Theatre & Film

Program Director :

Speech-Theatre

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: TH 29 - Room: 24

480-461-7975

Classes Taught

Fall 2020

THE111 Introduction to Theatre 3 Credits
A survey of theatre, including basic elements and principles of production, styles, and/or historical perspectives of theatre, dramatic literature, and criticism. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34970
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34970 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

THF205 Introduction to Cinema 3 Credits
Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34960
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34960 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

THP213 Introduction to Technical Theatre 4 Credits
Procedures of technical theatre production and demonstration. Topics include design and construction of scenery, lighting, and properties. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38621
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Closed

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 38621 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 38621 must also register for one of .
THP268 Opportunities in Production 3 Credits
Provides the continuing design student, dramaturge, stage management, technical director, and directing students with opportunities to expand the versatility of professional skills. Emphasis on relating their work to the total production process. Linking design ideas to production concept. Maintain dramaturge, stage manager, director documentation. Practical application of student work for portfolio development. Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36227
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
TuTh
1:30 PM - 3:40 PM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 36227 Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu and adriana.diaz@mesacc.edu

Spring 2021

THE111 Introduction to Theatre 3 Credits
A survey of theatre, including basic elements and principles of production, styles, and/or historical perspectives of theatre, dramatic literature, and criticism. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33209
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

10 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33209 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

THF205 Introduction to Cinema 3 Credits
Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33426
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

16 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33426 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

33276
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
We
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

10 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33276 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

THP217 Introduction to Design Scenography 3 Credits
The role of the theatre designer in creating scenic, lighting, costume, sound, and multimedia effects for stage productions. Elements of the design process and communication of dramatic themes and visions to the audience. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33205
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Open

11 of 14
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33205 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

THP268 Opportunities in Production 3 Credits
Provides the continuing design student, dramaturge, stage management, technical director, and directing students with opportunities to expand the versatility of professional skills. Emphasis on relating their work to the total production process. Linking design ideas to production concept. Maintain dramaturge, stage manager, director documentation. Practical application of student work for portfolio development. Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34491
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
1:30 PM - 3:40 PM

Open

9 of 9
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34491 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructors at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu and adriana.diaz@mesacc.edu

THP282 Production And Acting II 3 Credits
Provides the continuing acting student with opportunities to expand the versatility of characterization skills. Emphasis on relating the actor's work to the total production process. Performance of monologues, scenes, and one-act plays. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in THP281, or permission of Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33175
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 03/12/2021
TuWeTh
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33175 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructors at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu and kevin.dressler@mesacc.edu

Class 33175: All students are required to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) which requires one week of travel for completion of this course.

Class 33175 Requires outside lab time.

Spring Flex Start 2021

THF210 Contemporary Cinema 3 Credits
A study of contemporary films, directors and critics with emphasis on evaluating film as an art form. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34591
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture
01/25/2021 - 05/14/2021
Mo
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

13 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34591 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

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