Major Requirements

The major consists of 44 units.

COURSEWORK

Students who major in the Department of Theater pursue the following program of study:

THEA 101Dramatic Literature: The Art of Reading Scripts

4 units

THEA 110Introduction to Performance

2 units

THEA 120Introduction to Technical Theater

4 units

THEA 175Introduction to Design

4 units

THEA 210Acting 1

4 units

THEA 301Topics in Theater History

4 units

Two semesters of:

THEA 121Production Laboratory

1 unit

And/Or

THEA 122Intensive Production Laboratory

2 units

* A minimum of 2 units must consist of two semesters of Production Lab (THEA 121 or THEA 122) in two different areas (one must be a running crew.) The THEA 121/THEA 122 requirement must be completed by the end of the junior year.

Four units of coursework in design or technical theater selected from:

THEA 225Scene Painting

4 units

THEA 244Stage Management

2 units

THEA 245Stage Makeup

2 units

THEA 246Costume Construction

2 units

THEA 248Sound Design for Theater, Dance, and Multimedia

2 units

THEA 250Period Styles for Stage and Screen

4 units

THEA 275Scenic Design

4 units

THEA 320Advanced Technical Theater

4 units

THEA 325Lighting Design

4 units

THEA 330Producing the Live Event

4 units

THEA 370Costume Design

4 units

THEA 375Advanced Scenic Design

4 units

Sixteen units from other Theater or approved interdisciplinary courses

The Department welcomes interdisciplinary programs and double majors, and will work carefully with students interested in such programs. Up to 8 units of select courses from Film, Music, Art, Art History, and Dramatic Literature may be applied to the Theater Major in consultation with the department chair.