Policy on Graduate Minors in Theatre
12 units required
Courses may have prerequisites or require permission of instructor. In addition to the courses listed below, a number of courses in design and technology may be available depending upon assessment of skills and proficiency. See the Schedule of Classes and speak directly to the relevant instructor.
Graduate students enroll in 100-300 level courses as a T AR 599 Independent Sutdy with instructor permisison. Students would attend all class sessions and complete all assignments as well as completing an additional graduate level assignment designed with the instructor.
Per Graduate College policy, the Doctoral Plan of Study must be submitted to the minor department head for signature during the second semester of residency.
Course Options for Doctoral Minors in Theatre (12 units required)
TAR 149 -- Acting I (3 units) Fundamental techniques of acting, with emphasis on the actor's approach to characerization and the performer's relationship to all parts of the play's production. Offered: Fall (available only for the sections for BA students)
TAR 151 -- Acting II (3 units) Intensive study of text and analysis and the actor's approach to characterization as it pertains to modern realism. Offered: Spring (available only for the sections for BA students)
TAR 262 -- Improvisation (3 units) Survey of improvisational acting techniques and the use of these techniques to develop performance pieces. Offered: Fall
TAR 500 -- Survey of Directing (3 units) This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of directing plays for the stage. Students taking this course will study the historical evolution of the role of the director in the theatre. Graduate-level requirements include an additional research project and in class presentation. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: ABCDE.
Co- convened with: T AR 400. Usually offered: Fall, Spring
TAR 562 -- Collaborative Play Development (3 units) Explores collaborative approaches to the development of theatrical performance through group improvisation, writing exercises, and the shaping of a performance project to be shown publicly. Graduate-level requirements include serving as a performer or facilitator (depending on the audition results) and will also be assigned to documenting rehearsal and performance. Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: ABCDE.
Co-convened with: T AR462. Usually offered: Spring
TAR 541 - History of Musical Theatre (3 units) Examines the history, elements, and structure of the musical from its antecedents through the Golden Age to present-day controversies. Graduate students will be required to fulfill additional course requirements, including a more extensive research paper and presentation of this research to the class.Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: ABCDE.
Co-convened with: T AR 441 Usually offered: Spring semester in odd-numbered years
Other courses in Design/Technology may also be availalbe. Check with the Director of Graduate Studies if interested.
TAR 319 -- Sound for the Theatre (3 units) Basic technical and aesthetic principles of theatrical sound production. Usually offered: Fall
Doctoral students may also register for T AR 699 independent study projects, including assisting faculty directors, musical directors, dramaturgs, and/or vocal coaches; participating in special courses in acting, musical theatre, and/or stage combat. These opportunities are available only with permission of the theatre faculty member and the Director of Graduate Studies.
TAR 699 -- Independent Study (1-5 units) Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599,699, or 799.
Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: SPCDE. May be repeated: an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions. Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.