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Theatre Arts

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Performance: Acting (code THEABA02) (120 units)

Lower Division Core:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • THEA 101 Fundamentals of Script Analysis (3)
    • THEA 111 Theatre Arts Showcase (1)
    • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    • THEA 142 Elementary Stagecraft (3)
    • THEA 146 Costume Crafts I (3)
    • THEA 148 Stage Lighting I (3)
    • THEA 201 Writing for the Theatre Arts (3)
    • THEA 271 Stage Management (3)

Upper Division Core:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • THEA 321 History of Theatre and Drama to 1660 (3)
    • THEA 322 History of Theatre & Drama Since 1660 (3)
    • THEA 324I Theatre Today (3)
    • THEA 374 Fundamentals of Directing (3)
    • THEA 426 Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3)
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • THEA 112 Beginning Voice and Speech for Actor (3)
    • THEA 114B Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    • THEA 214 Intermediate Acting (3)
    • THEA 262 Beginning Movement for the Actor (3)
  • Take nine units from the following courses:
    • THEA 144, 215, 290, 312, 316, 318A, 318B, 375, 413, 414, 415, 462, 476, 490, 498.

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.