Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

Requirements (49-50 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in Theatre Arts

Lower-division requirements (12)
TA 2131Fundamentals of Stage Design3
TA 2132Scenography3
TA 1140Fundamentals of Acting3
TA 1141Improvisation3
Upper Division Requirements (22)
TA 3143Fundamentals of Directing3
TA 3122Performance Practicum 2
TA 3132Technical Practicum 2
TA 3161Theatre History and Literature I3
TA 3162Theatre History and Literature II3
TA 4163Criticism of Plays in Performance3
TA 4170Theatre Applications/Project Preparation3
TA 4171Theatre Arts Capstone3
One from the following courses: (3)3
Dramatic Literature I: Classical to 1800 (One from the following)
Dramatic Literature II: 19th Century to Contemporary
Dramatic Literature of Identity
Concentration (12-13)
Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the concentrations listed below12-13
Total Units49-50


Acting Concentration (12 units)

(Program Code: TACT)

Core Acting courses: (12)
TA 3210Voice and Movement3
TA 3240Scene Study3
TA 4241Styles of Acting3
TA 4242Acting for the Camera3
or TA 4510 Acting in Musical Theatre
Total Units12

Design/Technical Concentration (12 units)

(Program Code: TDES)

Core Technical Theatre courses: (12)
TA 3310Graphic Communication for Theatrical Design3
Two of the following courses:6
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Lighting Design
One of the following courses:3
Scenic Crafts
Costume Crafts
Lighting Crafts
Audio Crafts
Total Units12

Drama Education Concentration (12 units)

(Program Code: TDED)

Core Theatre Education courses: (12)
TA 4420Touring Practicum3
TA 3410Theatre in the Classroom3
Two from the following courses:6
Drama in Education
Creative Movement in the Classroom
Total Units12

Musical Theatre Concentration (13 units)

(Program Code: TMUS)

Core Musical Theatre courses: (13)
TA 3210Voice and Movement3
TA 3240Scene Study3
TA 4510Acting in Musical Theatre3
TA 4520Singing for Musicals2
One course from the following:2
Dance Techniques: Tap
Dance Techniques: Musical Theatre
Total Units13