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Theatre Arts

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Technical Theatre: Scenery/Costume/Lighting Design (code THEABA03) (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 352 Foundations of Visual Expression (3)
    • THEA 433 Design for Theatre (3)
  • Take 15 units from the following courses:
    • THEA 144, 341, 342, 441, 442, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 476, 498.

All technical theatre majors will also fulfill four production requirements in order to graduate. This requirement is met through scene, lighting, sound, costume, or makeup design or assistant design; technical direction or assistant; prop master; master painter; stage management or assistant; cutter or stitcher; or by special assignments as approved by the faculty in the appropriate area.