- Arts & Media
- Undergraduate Minors
- Performance, Play & Design
The Theater Arts Major and Minor 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.
The Dance Minor provides a broad and deep approach to dance that encompasses history, culture, and performance among other dimensions of the varied art form. Students are offered a wide variety of interdisciplinary classes from which to choose and explore.
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.
This is a non-screening major. 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 email@example.com with questions or to make an appointment if they do not have access to Slug Success).
Internships and Career Opportunities
- Costume design
- Stage design
- Stage management