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 (9)
TA 2131Fundamentals of Stage Design3
TA 1140Fundamentals of Acting3
TA 1141Improvisation3
Upper Division Requirements (16)
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
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 (21-24)
Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the concentrations listed below21-24
Total Units49-52

Concentrations

Acting Concentration (21 units)

(Program Code: TACT)

TA 3210Voice and Movement3
TA 3240Scene Study3
TA 4241Styles of Acting3
TA 4242Acting for the Camera3
or TA 4510 Acting in Musical Theatre
Professional Preparation Courses: (9)
TA 2132Scenography3
TA 4170Theatre Applications/Project Preparation3
TA 4171Theatre Arts Capstone3
Total Units21

Design/Technical Concentration (21 units)

(Program Code: TADT)

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
Professional Preparation Courses: (9)
TA 2132Scenography3
TA 4170Theatre Applications/Project Preparation3
TA 4171Theatre Arts Capstone3
Total Units21

Drama Education Concentration (21 units)

(Program Code: TDED)

TA 4420Touring Practicum3
TA 3410Theatre in the Classroom3
Two from the following courses:6
Drama in Education
Puppetry
Creative Movement in the Classroom
Professional Preparation Courses: (9)
TA 2132Scenography3
TA 4170Theatre Applications/Project Preparation3
TA 4171Theatre Arts Capstone3
Total Units21

Musical Theatre Concentration (22 units)

(Program Code: TMUS)

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
Professional Preparation Courses: (9)
TA 2132Scenography3
TA 4170Theatre Applications/Project Preparation3
TA 4171Theatre Arts Capstone3
Total Units22

Teaching Secondary Theatre Concentration (24 units)

(Program Code: TSTC)

(pending Chancellor's Office approval)

Pre-Credential Courses: (6)
TA 3210Voice and Movement3
TA 3602Dramatic Analysis and Playwriting for Teachers3
6 units chosen from: (6)6
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Lighting Design
6 units chosen from: (6)6
Acting for the Camera
Acting in Musical Theatre
Styles of Acting
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Touring Practicum
Drama in Education
Puppetry
Professional Preparation Courses: (6)
TA 4643Directing and Devising Performance3
TA 5170Teaching Theatre in Secondary Schools3
Total Units24