Minor Requirements

MINOR IN FILM STUDIES

The Department of Theatre Arts participates in the interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies. Details concerning this minor are found on Page 135 in Bulletin of Courses 2011-12 .

MINOR IN SCRIPT WRITING

Requirements (28 units)

Lower-division requirement (4 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • HUM 180. The Art of Film (4)
    • TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)

Upper-division requirements (24 units)

  1. COMM 347. Fundamentals of Screenwriting (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
    • TA 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
  3. TA 347. Playwriting (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 316. Introduction to Creative Writing: Specialized Genres (4)
    • ENG 317. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
    • ENG 318. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
  5. ENG 513. Advanced Creative Writing: Specialized Genres (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • COMM 343. Nonfiction Reporting and Writing (4)
    • COMM 380. Visual Communication (4)
    • COMM 381. Development of Motion Pictures (4)
    • ENG 315. Studies in a Literary Genre (4)
    • ENG 463. Advanced Studies in Literary Topics (4)
    • TA 465. Ethnic Film and Filmmakers (4)
    • Note: Students are able to receive credit for summer arts courses pertaining to the minor.

MINOR IN THEATRE ARTS

Requirements (24 units)

Lower-division requirement (4 units)

  1. TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)

Upper-division requirement (2 units)

  1. Two units chosen from:
    • TA 320A. Performance Practicum: Main Stage (2)
    • TA 320B. Performance Practicum: Imagination Players (2)
    • TA 320C. Performance Practicum: Touring Theatre (2)
    • TA 320E. Performance Practicum: Special Projects (2)
    • TA 320F. Performance Practicum: Dance Performance (2)
    • TA 320G. Performance Practicum: Puppetry Performance (2)
    • TA 321A. Technical Practicum (1)
    • TA 321B. Technical Practicum (2)

Emphases (18 units)

Eighteen units chosen from one of the following emphases (minimum of seven units must be upper-division):

Acting Emphasis

  1. TA 251. Acting I: Games and Exercises (3)
  2. TA 252. Acting II: Creating a Role (3)
  3. TA 351. Acting III: Scene Study (3)
  4. Nine units chosen from:
    • TA 131. Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 240. Improvisation (3)
    • TA 245. Beginning Theatre Movement (2)
    • TA 253. Voice for the Stage (2)
    • TA 345. Advanced Voice and Movement (2)
    • TA 346. Directing I (3)
    • TA 352. Acting IV: Modern Repertory (3)
    • TA 353. Acting V: Styles of Acting (3)
    • TA 354. Acting VI: Acting Shakespeare (3)
    • TA 355. Acting VII: Acting Musicals (3)
    • TA 357. Acting for the Camera (3)
    • TA 446. Directing II (3)

Dance Emphasis

  1. Ten units chosen from:
    • DAN 200A. Studies in Dance: Jazz (2)
    • DAN 200B. Studies in Dance: Modern (2)
    • DAN 200C. Studies in Dance: Tap (2)
    • DAN 200D. Studies in Dance: Ballet (2)
    • DAN 300A. Dance Techniques: Jazz (2)
    • DAN 300B. Dance Techniques: Modern (2)
    • DAN 300C. Dance Techniques: Tap (2)
    • DAN 300D. Dance Techniques: Ballet (2)
    • DAN 300E. Dance Techniques: Musical Theatre (2)
    • DAN 310A. World Dance Traditions: African (2)
    • DAN 310B. World Dance Traditions: South and Central American (2)
    • DAN 310C. World Dance Traditions: North American (2)
    • DAN 310D. World Dance Traditions: Asian (2)
    • DAN 310E. World Dance Traditions: Mediterranean (2)
  2. Eight units chosen from:
    • DAN 355. Dance Notation (3)
    • DAN 360. Dance History (4)
    • DAN 450. Choreography (3)
    • DAN 481. Creative Dance in the Classroom (4)
    • DAN 580. Advanced Creative Dance Methods (4)
    • TA 131. Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 231. Sound for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 232. Lighting for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 233. Costume Construction (3)
    • TA 240. Improvisation (3)
    • TA 245. Beginning Theatre Movement (2)

Design/Technical Emphasis

  1. TA 235. Fundamentals of Stage Design (4)
  2. Six units chosen from:
    • TA 131. Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 231. Sound for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 232. Lighting for Stage and Screen (3)
    • TA 233. Costume Construction (3)
    • TA 239. Stagecraft (3)
  3. Eight units chosen from:
    • TA 130. Computer Applications for Technical Theatre (1)
    • TA 321A. Technical Practicum (1)
    • TA 321B. Technical Practicum (2)
    • TA 331. Theatre Management (4)
    • TA 332. Stage Lighting Design (3)
    • TA 334. Theatrecrafts (3)
    • TA 337. Design: Costume Design (3)
    • TA 338. Design: Scene Design (3)
    • TA 535. Independent Project (1-4)

Drama Education Emphasis

  1. DAN 481. Creative Dance in the Classroom (4)
  2. TA 481. Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)
  3. Eleven units chosen from:
    • DAN 580. Advanced Creative Dance Methods (4)
    • TA 240. Improvisation (3)
    • TA 251. Acting I: Games and Exercises (3)
    • TA 320A. Performance Practicum: Main Stage (2)
    • TA 320B. Performance Practicum: Imagination Players (2)
    • TA 320C. Performance Practicum: Touring Theatre (2)
    • TA 321A. Technical Practicum (1)
    • TA 321B. Technical Practicum (2)
    • TA 385. Acting for Non-Majors (4)
    • TA 483. Children's Theatre (4)
    • TA 484. Readers Theatre in the Classroom (3)
    • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (3)
    • TA 579. Theatre in the Elementary Classroom (4)
    • TA 580. Advanced Creative Drama in the Classroom (4)
    • TA 581. Theatre in the Secondary Classroom (4)

Dramatic Literature Emphasis

  1. Eight units chosen from:
    • TA 302B. Analysis and Writing of Drama (4)
    • TA 347. Playwriting (4)
    • TA 505. Criticism of Theatre in Performance (4)
  2. Eight units chosen from:
    • TA 423. Studies in Dramatic Literature (2)
    • TA 450. Classical Drama (4)
    • TA 451. Mystery to Melodrama (4)
    • TA 463. Asian Theatre (4)
    • TA 475. Shakespeare I (4)
    • TA 476. Shakespeare II (4)
  3. A minimum of two units chosen from:
    • TA 423. Studies in Dramatic Literature (2)
    • TA 401. Musical Theatre (4)
    • TA 455. Modern Drama I (4)
    • TA 456. Modern Drama II (4)
    • TA 457. Theatre and the Avant-Garde (4)
    • TA 461. American Drama (4)
    • TA 462. African American Theatre and Drama (4)
    • TA 464. Theatre of the Post-Colonial World (4)
    • TA 466. Issues in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Theatre (4)

Puppetry Emphasis

  1. TA 334. Theatrecrafts (3) when the topic is puppetry
  2. TA 356. Puppetry (3)
  3. TA 358. Puppetry for the Camera (3)
  4. TA 526. Puppetry Workshop (3)
  5. Six units chosen from:
    • TA 233. Costume Construction (3)
    • TA 235. Fundamentals of Stage Design (4)
    • TA 240. Improvisation (3)
    • TA 253. Voice for the Stage (2)
    • TA 346. Directing I (3)
    • TA 351. Acting III: Scene Study (3)
    • TA 458. Theatre for Youth: History and Literature (4)
    • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (4)

 

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