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Department of

Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Major

The Theatre Arts and Performance Studies major requires 39 units of study. Students may concentrate, in their upper-division electives, on performance or design.

Lower Division (10 units)

Take all of the following courses:
THEA 111 Theatre and Society / 3 units
THEA 116 Theatre Practicum I / 1 unit
THEA 220 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design / 3 units
THEA 230 Acting I / 3 units

Upper Division (29 units)

Take all of the following courses:
THEA 305 Technical Theatre with Lab / 4 units
THEA 316 Theatre Practicum II / 1 unit
THEA 360W Theatre History / 3 units
THEA 370 Performance Studies/ 3 units
THEA 375C Theatre and Community / 3 units

Take one course (3 units) from the following:
ENGL 280 Introduction to Shakespeare / 3 units*
ENGL 324 Renaissance Drama / 3 units
ENGL 334 Restoration and 18th-Century Drama / 3 units
ENGL 362 Modern Drama / 3 units
THEA 369 Contemporary Theatre / 3 units
*Students selecting this course will be choosing a major of 13 lower-division and 26 upper-division units.

Take four courses (12 units) from the following:
THEA 302 Acting II / 3 units
THEA 303 Costume Construction / 3 units
THEA 320 Scenic Design / 3 units
THEA 330 Costume Design / 3 units
THEA 340 Voice and Speech / 3 units
THEA 350 Movement for Actors / 3 units
THEA 365W Playwriting / 3 units
THEA 385 Acting for the Musical Theatre / 3 units
THEA 435 Acting III / 3 units
THEA 445 Producing and Directing / 3 units
THEA 455 Stage Management / 3 units
THEA 494 Special Topics / 3 units