Design & Production Option

 

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Undergraduate Program - Option in Design & Production (53 units)


Lower Division Theatre Core Courses (14 units)


Take all of the following courses:

  • TA 1300 - Production Participation (1-2) (3 units)
  • TA 1310 - Stagecraft - Scenery and Properties (2)
  • TA 1320 - Introduction to Lighting and Sound (2)
  • TA 1330 - Introduction to Costumes and Makeup (2)
  • TA 1410 - Acting I (3)
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    Design & Production Option students must take one semester of either Ballet or Contemporary Dance (minimum 2 units)

    Choose from the following courses:

  • DANC 1400 - Contemporary Dance (2)
  • DANC 2400 - Intermediate Contemporary Dance (2)
  • DANC 3400 - Advanced Contemporary Dance (3)
  • DANC 1000 - Beginning Ballet (2)
  • DANC 2000 - Intermediate Ballet (2)

Upper Division Theatre Core Courses (15 units)


Take all of the following courses:

  • TA 3110 - Development of World Theatre I (3)
  • TA 3120 - Development of World Theatre II (3)
  • TA 3900 - Performance Research and Writing (3)
  • TA 4450 - Principles of Directing (3)
  • TA 4670 - Praxis: Theory and Practice in Performance (3)

Design & Production Option required Courses (24 units)


Take all of the following courses:

  • TA 1610 - Drafting for the Theatre (3)
  • TA 1620 - History of Styles (3)
  • TA 3390 - Stage Management (3)
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    Take 9 units from the following courses:

     

  • TA 4260 - Costume Design (3)
  • TA 4310 - Scenic Design (3)
  • TA 4340 - Lighting Design (3)
  • TA 4390 - Arts Management (3)
  • TA 4220 - Advanced Makeup Design (3)
  • TA 4270 - Advanced Costume Design (3)
  • TA 4320 - Advanced Scenic Design (3)
  • TA 4350 - Advanced Lighting Design (3)
  • TA 4370 - Introduction to 3D Printing (3)
  • TA 4540L - Selected Topics in Theatre Arts (1-3)
  • TA 4540P - Selected Topics in Theatre Arts (1-3)

Participation


Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • TA 3000 - Production Participation (1-2) 
  • TA 4490 - Management Practicum (2) 
  • TA 4500 - Design Practicum (1-2) 

Design and Production option students must fulfill 6 units of upper division department production participations.  This requirement is met through Technical, Production, Design or Assistant Design work, Prop Master, Painter, directing, dramaturgical work, stage management or assisting on a department production or by special assignment approved by the faculty.  These assignments are validated with registration in TA 3000 and the Management/Design Practicum TA 4490 or TA 4500.

Design and Production majors are required to attend the department portfolio review in the spring semester.  Any student that does not attend will be ineligible for any production activity the following academic year.