Mace Clair Archer

Residential Faculty - Theatre

Program Director :

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

THE220 Modern Drama 3 Credits

Analysis of dramatic literature studied within political, historical, and cultural contexts and examined from the perspective of the playwright's structure and style.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27644
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Class Ended

THP212 Acting II 3 Credits

Fundamental techniques of acting through script analysis, rehearsal, and performance.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in THP112 or permission of Department or Division.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27605
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Class Ended

THP214 Directing Techniques 3 Credits

Contemporary theory and practice in directing, the evolution of present-day directing procedures, and a sampling of scripts for directing practice. Principles of script analysis, blocking, casting, rehearsing, and performing.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in THP112 or THE220, or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27866
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 27866 Requires outside lab rehearsal time.

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

THP131 Stage Movement 3 Credits

Movement skills for the actor to develop a flexible, expressive physical instrument. Includes pantomime, physical isolation, and awareness exercises. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31647
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/22/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Class Ended

THP201AA Theatre Production I 1 Credits

Designed to give college credit to the cast and technical production crews of college theatre productions. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31922
Dobson Campus

TBA

In Person
Lab
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

28836
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
03/22/2024 - 05/18/2024

Class Ended

Notes: Class 28836 Class 28836 Meets as per rehearsal schedule arranged by the instructor. This class is for the cast of the theatre production. Students must audition to receive permission to register.

Fall 2024

COM271 Voice and Diction 3 Credits

Exercises and techniques to free the voice and improve projection, resonance, and articulation. Covers international phonetic alphabet and standard stage speech. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15667
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

THE220 Modern Drama 3 Credits

Analysis of dramatic literature studied within political, historical, and cultural contexts and examined from the perspective of the playwright's structure and style.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15661
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Open

3 of 12
Seats Available

THP112 Acting I 3 Credits

Fundamental techniques and terminology of acting through physical and vocal expression, improvisation, and monologue and scene work. Emphasis on characterization. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14278
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Open

14 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Class 14278 Acting Cohort Class Permission of the instructor required to enroll. Please contact Mace Archer for information and permission at Mace.Archer@mesacc.edu

15430
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Open

14 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Class 15430 Students may contact instructor at mace.archer@mesacc.edu

THP271 Voice and Diction 3 Credits

Exercises and techniques to free the voice and improve projection, resonance, and articulation. Covers international phonetic alphabet and standard stage speech. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15666
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

Fall Flex Start 2024

THP201AA Theatre Production I 1 Credits

Designed to give college credit to the cast and technical production crews of college theatre productions. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15318
Dobson Campus

MCC Theater Stage

In Person
Lab
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

10 of 10
Seats Available

Notes: Class 15318 is for the cast of the Theatre production. Students must audition to receive permission to register.

Class 15318 meets as per rehearsal schedule arranged by the instructor

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