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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

Theatre Arts and Dance, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and Dance is designed for students who plan to engage in careers, which utilize skills in theatre and dance.

Department policy requires that all undergraduate Theatre Arts and Dance majors make themselves available for participation in scheduled department productions.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts and Dance, is 120 units. Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in the Catalog.

Program requires that Theatre Arts and Dance majors with options in Performance and Design & Production take TA 1520 as their lower division GE C2 course.  GE certified Transfer students without TA 1520 equivalent must take TA 1520 as a program entrance requirement within the first two semesters.

Total Units in the Major (all three options): 53
General Education Units: 48
Additional Units: 19
Total Units Required for the B.A. Degree: 120

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Participate in the creation, analysis and presentation of public performances.
  • Develop a structured approach to the use of languages in writing for and about performance. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and processes such as performing, playwriting, directing, design, management and technical operations related to stage productions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of performance, including the works of leading playwrights, performers, choreographers, directors, designers, and philosophers, past and present.
  • Examine, identify and apply contemporary theories and practices of performing arts.
  • Make informed assessments of quality in performance material and works. 
  • Develop a clear understanding of the collaboration between performance, spectator and production.  
  • Develop effective skills in verbal and visual communication. 
  • Demonstrate competence in the skills necessary to produce performance at a professional level.
  • Demonstrate skills in current technologies as these relate to performance, communication and research.

Theatre Arts and Dance Majors are required to complete lower division department production participations. These assignments will be required as corequisites to the 1310-1330 sequence and validated by registration in TA 1300 . Performance and Design and Production majors will complete three lower division participations and Dance majors will complete one.

Additional upper division production/performance participation is required from each option.

Requirements for the Major


Undergraduate Program - Option in Performance (53 units)


Lower Division Theatre Core Courses (14 units)


Take all of the following courses:

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Take 6 units from the following courses:

Performance option students must fulfill 6 units of upper division department production/performance participations. This requirement is met through performance in, understudying, directing, dramaturgical work, stage management or assisting on a department production or by special assignment approved by the faculty. These participations will be validated with registration in TA 4100, DANC 4100, TA 3000, TA 4490 or TA 4500.  

Performance majors are required to attend the department general auditions in the fall and spring semester.  Any student that does not attend will be ineligible for any performance activity that academic year.

Undergraduate Program - Option in Design & Production (53 units)


Lower Division Theatre Core Courses (14 units)


Take all of the following courses:

Participation


Take 6 units from the following courses:

Design and Production option students must fulfill 6 units of upper division department production participations.  This requirement is met through Technical, Production, Design or Assistant Design work, Prop Master, Painter, directing, dramaturgical work, stage management or assisting on a department production or by special assignment approved by the faculty.  These assignments are validated with registration in TA 3000 and the Management/Design Practicum TA 4490 or TA 4500.

Design and Production majors are required to attend the department portfolio review in the spring semester.  Any student that does not attend will be ineligible for any production activity the following academic year.

Undergraduate Program - Option in Dance (53 units)


Lower Division Required Courses (8 units)


Take all of the following courses:

Dance Option students are required to take one full year of Ballet (4 units)


Students will be placed into the appropriate level upon entrance to the program

Dance Option students are required to take a minimum of 8 units of Contemporary dance.


(6 units must be in upper division DANC 3400)

Students will be placed into the appropriate level upon entrance to the program

Participation


Take 6 units from the following courses:

Dance option students will fulfill three upper division department production participations. This requirement is met through performance in a department production or by special assignment approved by the faculty. These assignments are validated with registration in DANC 4100 or TA 3000.

Electives in Dance (8 units)


(Select 8 units from the following courses.  2 units must be in Upper Division coursework.)

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