Kara Elizabeth Thomson

Residential Faculty - Design for Theatre & Film

Program Director :

Exercise Science

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: TH 29 - Room: 24

480-461-7975

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

DAN210 Dance Production I 3 Credits

Introduction to the elements of pre-production and production, including but not limited to production organization, production management, lighting design, and sound design as they relate to the art of dance. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: DAN210 is offered only in the Spring Semester.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27900
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Ended

THO296WA Cooperative Education 1 Credits

Work-college experiences that involve the combined efforts of educators and employers to accomplish an outcome related to the career objectives of the students.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 college credits, min 2.6 gpa and obtain a position related to academic or career goals or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: At least 1 class related to major or career interest or with permission of the Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33728
Dobson Campus

SD Instructor Office

Independent Study
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: 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
29011
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29011 must also register for one of .

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.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27639
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Class Ended

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
29013
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 03/07/2024
TuTh
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29013 Students may contact instructor at mace.archer@mesacc.edu or kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

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
29004
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/22/2024 - 05/10/2024
Mo
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29004 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
27700
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/31/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27700 Students may contact the instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

THO202AD Theatre Production Advanced Projects 1 Credits

The objective of this course is to provide hands-on experience in the creation of a theatrical production. This course is tailored around the work done in a leadership role on a theatrical production. Structured to provide the student with an atmosphere of professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment are made available for student use. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31926

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an 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.

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
29046
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024
Mo
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29046 must also register for .

THP298AC Special Projects 3 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment are made available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28042
Dobson Campus

SD Instructor Office

Independent Study
Lab
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Fall 2024

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
14298
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/22/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

8 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 14298 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
34216
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

12 of 16
Seats Available

14292
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

13 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 14292 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

THO268 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
33801
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Closed

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33801 This class requires outside lab time to be arranged with the instructor. Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu and adriana.diaz@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
15067
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/22/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Closed

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 15067 Students may contact instructor at: kara.thomson@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15067 must also register for one of .

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