Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

Requirements (83 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Theatre Arts

Lower-division requirements (24)
TA 235Fundamentals of Stage Design4
Two units chosen from:2
DAN 200A-D
Studies in Dance:
Beginning Theatre Movement
Voice for the Stage
TA 240Improvisation3
TA 251Acting I: Games and Exercises3
TA 252Acting II: Creating a Role3
Nine units chosen from:9
Makeup for Stage and Screen
Sound for Stage and Screen
Lighting for Stage and Screen
Costume Construction
Stagecraft
Upper-division requirements (36)
TA 302AAnalysis of Drama4
TA 331Theatre Management4
TA 346Directing I3
TA 361Theatre History I: Origins Through Medieval4
TA 362Theatre History II: Renaissance Through Eighteenth Century4
TA 363Theatre History III: Nineteenth Century to the Present4
Four units chosen from:4
Performance Practicum: Main Stage
Performance Practicum: Imagination Players
Performance Practicum: Touring Theatre
Performance Practicum: Dance Performance
Performance Practicum: Dance Performance
Performance Practicum: Puppetry Peformance
Technical Practicum
Technical Practicum
Eight units chosen from:8
History of Musical Theatre
Studies in Dramatic Literature
Classical Drama
Mystery to Melodrama
Modern Drama I
Modern Drama II
Theatre of the Avant-Garde
Theatre for Youth: History and Literature
American Drama
African-American Theatre and Drama
Asian Theatre
Theatre in the Post-Colonial World
Issues in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Theatre
Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Theatre
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Media Performance Practicum
Media Performance Practicum
Criticism of Theatre in Performance
TA 585Senior Assessment1
Emphases (19)
Nineteen units chosen from one of the following emphases which were not chosen as part of the core19
Total Units79

Emphases

Acting Emphasis (Program Code: TACT)

Two units chosen from the following courses, which were not chosen as part of the lower-division core:2
DAN 200A-D
Studies in Dance
Beginning Theatre Movement
Voice for the Stage
TA 345Advanced Voice and Movement2
TA 351Acting III: Scene Study3
Twelve units chosen from:12
Acting IV: Modern Repertory
Acting V: Styles of Acting
Acting VI: Acting Shakespeare
Acting VII: Acting Musicals
Acting for the Camera
Directing II
Performance for New Media
Total Units19

Dance Emphasis (Program Code: TDAN)

Twelve units (at least six of which must be upper-division) chosen from: 12
Studies in Dance: Jazz
Studies in Dance: Modern
Studies in Dance: Tap
Studies in Dance: Ballet
Dance Techniques: Jazz
Dance Techniques: Modern
Dance Techniques: Tap
Dance Techniques: Ballet
Dance Techniques:Musical Theatre
World Dance Traditions: African
World Dance Traditions: South and Central American
World Dance Traditions: North American
World Dance Traditions: Asian
World Dance Traditions: Mediterranean
Seven units chosen from:7
Dance Notation
Dance History
Choreography
Creative Dance in the Classroom
Acting VII: Acting Musicals
History of Musical Theatre
Asian Theatre
Total Units19

Design/Technical Emphasis (Program Code: TDES)

TA 130Computer Applications for Technical Theatre (for a total of 2)2
TA 334Theatrecrafts (for a total of 6)6
Three units chosen from:3
Makeup for Stage and Screen
Sound for Stage and Screen
Lighting for Stage and Screen
Costume Construction
Stagecraft
Six units chosen from:6
Stage Lighting Design
Stage Sound Design
Design: Costume Design
Design: Scene Design
Two units chosen from:2
Technical Practicum
Technical Practicum
Independent Project
Total Units19

Drama Education Emphasis (Program Code: TDED)

DAN 481Creative Dance in the Classroom4
TA 481Creative Drama in the Classroom3
Twelve units chosen from:12
Advanced Creative Dance Methods
Performance Practicum: Imagination Players
Performance Practicum: Touring Theatre
Playwriting
Directing II
Theatre in the Elementary Classroom
Childrens Theatre
Readers Theatre in the Classroom
Advanced Creative Drama in the Classroom
Theatre in the Secondary Classroom
Total Units19

Musical Theatre Emphasis (Program Code: TMUS)

Emphasis requires a placement examination administered by the Department of Music (proficiency in music fundamentals equal to that of MUS 100 and MUS 101).
DAN 300EDance Techniques:Musical Theatre2
TA 340Singing for Musical Theatre4
Four units chosen from:4
Creative Dance in the Classroom
Lower-Division Voice I
Music Theatre Production
Concert Choir
Chamber Singers
Opera Theatre I
Vocal Jazz
Opera Theatre II
Performance Practicum: Dance Performance
TA 355Acting VII: Acting Musicals3
TA 401History of Musical Theatre (cannot be taken as part of upper-division core)4
Four units chosen from:4
Studies in Dance: Jazz
Studies in Dance: Modern
Studies in Dance: Tap
Studies in Dance: Ballet
Dance Techniques: Jazz
Dance Techniques: Modern
Dance Techniques: Tap
Dance Techniques: Ballet
Total Units21