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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 Script Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 111 Theatre Arts Showcase (1)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    * "C" or better required
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 142 Elementary Stagecraft (3)
    Corequisites: THEA 140 or THEA 340
  • THEA 146 Costume Crafts I (3)
    Corequisites: THEA 140 or THEA 340
  • THEA 148 Stage Lighting I (3)
    Corequisites: THEA 140 or THEA 340
  • THEA 201 Writing for the Theatre Arts (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
  • 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.
  • THEA 271 Stage Management (3)
    Corequisites: THEA 240 or THEA 440

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 374 Fundamentals of Directing (3)
    Prerequisites: THEA 101 and THEA 114A or consent of instructor.
  • THEA 426 Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take all of the following courses:

  • THEA 112 Beginning Voice and Speech for Actor (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 144, 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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