Area of Focus
  • Arts & Media
Degrees Offered
  • B.A.
  • M.A.
  • Undergraduate Minor
Academic Division
  • Arts
Department
  • Performance, Play and Design

Program overview

The Theater Arts program combines drama, dance, critical studies, and theater design/technology to offer students an intensive, unified undergraduate experience. The lower-division curriculum requires a range of practical work in various sub-disciplines and a rigorous exposure to the history of theater from ancient to modern drama. At the upper-division level, students take classes in a range of history/theory/critical studies topics and are given the opportunity to focus on an area of interest through limited-enrollment studio classes and through direct interaction with faculty.

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Learning Experience

Study and Research Opportunities
  • B.A. in Theater; undergraduate minor in Theater or Dance: See website  for more info.
  • M.A. program: See website  for more info.

First-Year (Freshman) Requirements

High school students who plan to pursue our major or either of our minors need no special preparation other than the courses required for UC admission.

 

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Transfer Requirements

Transfer students who plan to pursue our major or either of our minors need no special preparation other than the courses required for UC admission; however, they may petition to have equivalent courses taken at other schools count toward the major or minor requirements. During their first quarter on campus, transfer students may declare the major after completing an academic study plan with the Theater Arts Advisor (admitted students may make advising appointments through Slug Success; and anyone may email theater-ugradadv@ucsc.edu with questions or to make an appointment if they do not have access to Slug Success).

 

 

Opera Rehearsal

Internships and Career Opportunities

  • ​​Choreography
  • Acting
  • Costume design
  • Dance
  • Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Producing
  • Stage design
  • Stage management
  • Teaching
  • Television
  • Film

Program Contact

 

 

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J106 Theater Arts Center

 

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theater-ugradadv@ucsc.edu

 

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(831) 459-2974