Performance Option

 

 

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Requirements for the Major


Undergraduate Program - Option in Performance (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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    Performance 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)

Performance Option Required Courses (24 units)


Take all of the following courses:

  • TA 1420 - Acting II (3)
  • TA 2430 - Vocal Techniques for the Stage (3)
  • TA 3410 - Acting III: Classical Acting (3)
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  • Take 9 units from the following courses (7 units must be in Upper Division coursework):

  • DANC 2700 - Choreography I (2)
  • TA 2760 - Introduction to Playwriting (3)
  • TA 3390 - Stage Management (3)
  • TA 3480 - Viewpoints (3)
  • TA 4420 - Acting Studio (2)
  • TA 4440 - Acting for Camera (3)
  • TA 4460 - Advanced Directing (3)
  • TA 4540L - Selected Topics in Theatre Arts (1-3)
  • TA 4540P - Selected Topics in Theatre Arts (1-3)
  • TA 4630 - Shakespearean Performance (3)
  • TA 4750 - Dramaturgy (3)
  • TA 4760 - Playwriting (3)
  • TA 4761 - Playwriting: Adaptation (3)
  • TA 4762 - Community-Based Theatre (3)
  • TA 4810 - Devised Theatre (3)
  • TA 4990 - Undergraduate Directed Study (1-3)

Take 6 units from the following courses:

  • TA 3000 - Production Participation (1-2) 
     
  • TA 4100 - Performance Participation (1-2) also listed as
  • DANC 4100 - Performance Participation (1-2) 
     
  • TA 4490 - Management Practicum (2) 
  • TA 4500 - Design Practicum (1-2) 

Performance option students must fulfill 6 units of upper division department production/performance participations. This requirement is met through performance in, understudying, directing, dramaturgical work, stage management or assisting on a department production or by special assignment approved by the faculty. These participations will be validated with registration in TA 4100, DANC 4100, TA 3000, TA 4490 or TA 4500.  

Performance majors are required to attend the department general auditions in the fall and spring semester.  Any student that does not attend will be ineligible for any performance activity that academic year.