Requirements

B.A. IN THEATRE ARTS

Requirements (83 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Lower-division requirements (24 units)

  1. TA 235. Fundamentals of Stage Design (4)
  2. Two units chosen from:
    • DAN 200. Studies in Dance (2)
    • TA 245. Beginning Theatre Movement (2)
    • TA 253. Voice for the Stage (2)
  3. TA 240. Improvisation (3)
  4. TA 251. Acting I: Games and Exercises (3)
  5. TA 252. Acting II: Creating a Role (3)
  6. Nine 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)

Upper-division requirements (40 units)

  1. TA 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
  2. TA 331. Theatre Management (4)
  3. TA 346. Directing I (3)
  4. TA 361. Theatre History I: Origins Through Medieval (4)
  5. TA 362. Theatre History II: Renaissance Through Eighteenth Century (4)
  6. TA 363. Theatre History III: Nineteenth Century to the Present (4)
  7. Four 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 (2)
  8. Four units chosen from:
    • TA 321A. Technical Practicum (1)
    • TA 321B. Technical Practicum (2)
  9. Eight units chosen from:
    • TA 401. History of Musical Theatre (4)
    • TA 423. Studies in Dramatic Literature (2)
    • TA 450. Classical Drama (4)
    • TA 451. Mystery to Melodrama (4)
    • TA 455. Modern Drama I (4)
    • TA 456. Modern Drama II (4)
    • TA 457. Theatre of the Avant-Garde (4)
    • TA 458. Theatre for Youth: History and Literature (4)
    • TA 461. American Drama (4)
    • TA 462. African-American Theatre and Drama (4)
    • TA 463. Asian Theatre (4)
    • TA 464. Theatre in the Post-Colonial World (4)
    • TA 466. Issues in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Theatre (4)
    • TA 468. Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Theatre (4)
    • TA 475. Shakespeare I (4)
    • TA 476. Shakespeare II (4)
    • TA 505. Criticism of Theatre in Performance (4)
  10. TA 585. Senior Assessment (1)

Emphases (19 units)

Nineteen units chosen from one of the following emphases which were not chosen as part of the core:

Acting Emphasis

  1. Two units chosen from the following courses, which were not chosen as part of the lower-division core:
      • DAN 200. Studies in Dance (2)
      • TA 245. Beginning Theatre Movement (2)
      • TA 253. Voice for the Stage (2)
  2. TA 345. Advanced Voice and Movement (2)
  3. TA 351. Acting III (3)
  4. Twelve units chosen from:
    • 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. Twelve units (at least six of which must be upper-division) 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. Seven 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)
    • TA 355. Acting VII: Acting Musicals (3)
    • TA 401. History of Musical Theatre (4)
    • TA 463. Asian Theatre (4)

Design/Technical Emphasis

  1. TA 130. Computer Applications for Technical Theatre (1) for a total of (2)
  2. TA 334. Theatrecrafts (3) for a total of (6)
  3. Three 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)
  4. Six units chosen from:
    • TA 332. Stage Lighting Design (3)
    • TA 333. Stage Sound Design (3)
    • TA 337. Design: Costume Design (3)
    • TA 338. Design: Scene Design (3)
  5. Two units chosen from:
    • TA 321A. Technical Practicum (1)
    • TA 321B. Technical Practicum (2)
    • 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. Twelve units chosen from:
    • DAN 580. Advanced Creative Dance Methods (4)
    • TA 320B. Performance Practicum: Imagination Players (2)
    • TA 320C. Performance Practicum: Touring Theatre (2)
    • TA 347. Playwriting (4)
    • TA 446. Directing II (3)
    • TA 483. Children's Theatre (4)
    • TA 484. Readers Theatre 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)

Musical Theatre Emphasis

Emphasis requires a placement examination administered by the Department of Music (proficiency in music fundamentals equal to that of MUS 100 and 101).

  1. DAN 300E. Dance Techniques: Musical Theatre (2)
  2. Six units chosen from:
    • MUS 206. Class Voice (1)
    • MUS 240. Lower-Division Voice II (1)
    • MUS 302. Music Theatre Production (2)
    • MUS 385. Concert Choir (1)
    • MUS 386. Chamber Singers (1)
    • MUS 387. Opera Theatre I (1)
    • MUS 392. Vocal Jazz (1)
    • MUS 395. Symphonic Choir (1)
    • MUS 396. Reverence Singers (1)
  3. TA 355. Acting VII: Acting Musicals (3)
  4. TA 401. History of Musical Theatre (4) (cannot be taken as part of upper-division core)
  5. Four 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)

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