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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts - Option in Performance: Acting (120 units)

Lower Division Core:

Take all of the following courses:

  • THEA 101 Fundamentals of Dramaturgy (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 111 Theatre Arts Showcase (1)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    * "C" or better required
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 116 Fundamentals of Collaboration (3)
    Prerequisites: 3 units of Theatre Arts or consent of instructor
  • THEA 141A Orientation to Production Crafts (3)
    Corequisites: THEA 140 or THEA 340.
  • THEA 141B Orientation to Production Crafts (3)
    Corequisites: THEA 140 or THEA 340.
  • THEA 221 History of Theatre and Drama to 1660 (3)
    Prerequisite: THEA 101 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.
  • THEA 222 History of Theatre & Drama Since 1660 (3)
    Prerequisite: THEA 221 or consent of instructor.

Upper Division Core:

Take all of the following courses:

  • THEA 324 Theatre Today (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
  • THEA 327 Theatre, Protest and Social Change (3)
    Prerequisite: G.E. foundation and upper-division status. Students must have scored an 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone
  • THEA 374 Fundamentals of Directing (3)
    Prerequisites: THEA 101 and THEA 114A or consent of instructor.
  • THEA 418 Theatre of Community Engagement (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
  • THEA 426 Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take all of the following courses:

  • THEA 112 Beginning Voice and Speech (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 114B Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    Prerequisite: THEA 114A or equivalent.
  • THEA 214 Intermediate Acting (3)
    Prerequisites: THEA 112, THEA 114A and THEA 114B. Should be taken directly following THEA 114B.
  • THEA 262 Beginning Movement for the Actor (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take four units from the following:

  • THEA 140, THEA 240, THEA 340, THEA 440

Take six units from the following courses:

  • THEA 215, THEA 290, THEA 312, THEA 316, THEA 318A, THEA 318B, THEA 375, THEA 413, THEA 414, THEA 415, THEA 462, THEA 476, THEA 490, THEA 498.

No more than eight units of Theatre Arts activity (cast and/or crew) will apply toward degree requirements. Crew requirements for all majors: One major running crew assignment in residence for each of the areas of costume, stagecraft and lighting to be satisfactorily completed. Students with transfer credit in those related courses must fulfill the same running crew requirements within the first three semesters of matriculation into the University.

At the beginning of the semester, all incoming students, including transfer students (including those who have been inactive for a year in our department), are required to audition or interview. Auditions and interviews are conducted by appropriate faculty/ student groups. These auditions are required for admittance to certain upper division classes and are therefore used for appropriate placement of students at their level of competency as determined by the faculty.

All performance majors will also fulfill four performance requirements to graduate. This requirement is met through acting, understudying, directing or assistant directing for a Mainstage or Second Stage production; acting or directing for a Showcase production; or by a special assignment approved by the performance faculty.

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