Performance and Theatre Studies

Students pursuing the Performing Arts Degree with an emphasis in Performance and Theatre Studies must complete the required lower and upper division courses as set forth below.

Major Requirements:

Lower Division:

1 Perceiving the Performing Arts (Departmental Course)

30 Foundations of Theatre I

33 Acting I: Principles of Performance

36 Theatre Masterpieces: World Drama or Modern Drama (.5 x2, take each section once)

37 Performance Lab (.25x4, a total of 1.0 units)

48 Stagecraft (.5)

Upper Division:

115 Music in Performance (Departmental Course)

125 Dance in Performance (Departmental Course)

130 Foundations of Theatre II: Theatre of American Cultures

132 Performing Arts in Production (.5 – 1.0)

142 Performing Arts in Production (.5 or 1.0) (total of 1.0 units from 132 and/or 142)

133 Acting II: Characterization and Scene Study

136 Theatre Seminar: Special Studies

137 Acting III: Adavnced Acting

A choice of either

    • 140 Stage Management(.5) or
    • 148 Stage Lighting Design (.5) or
    • 149 Design for the Stage(.5).

198 Senior Project (Departmental Course) 

And one upper-division eleective (approval required)

 

Minor Requirements:

Lower Division (3.0 units total):

1 Perceiving the Performing Arts (Departmental Course)

30 Foundations of Theatre I

36 Theatre Masterpieces: World Drama or Modern Drama (.5)

48 Stagecraft (.5)

And four additional units (4.0 units total) in the following areas:

Acting (1 unit)

Production/design (1 unit)

Theatre theory/history/criticism (1 unit)

Elective--approval required (1 unit)