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)
and/or
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 (.5)

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)

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