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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Theatre Arts

Undergraduate Programs

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)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 142 Elementary Stagecraft (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 146 Costume Crafts I (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 148 Stage Lighting I (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • THEA 201 Writing for the Theatre Arts (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100.
  • 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)
    Prerequisites: None

Upper Division Core:

Take all of the following courses:

  • THEA 324I 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 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, 114A and B. Should be taken directly following THEA 114B.
  • THEA 262 Beginning Movement for the Actor (3)
    Prerequisites: None

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.

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