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The Theatre Minor is intended to provide a basic understanding of theatre. The Theatre Minor requires a minimum total of 19 units, including at least 9 units upper-division (300/400 level).

Lower-Division Courses (10 units)

TAR 100 Acting for the General College Student (3 units)
TAR 103 Theatre Appreciation (3 units)
TAR 111 & 113 Stagecraft & Stagecraft Crew (3 units + 1 unit)
   OR
TAR 116 & 118 Costume Construction & Costume Crew (3 units + 1 unit)
   OR
TAR 220 & 222 Stage Lighting & Stage Lighting Crew (3 units + 1 unit)

Upper-Division Courses (9 units)

Choose nine units from this list:

TAR 319 Sound for the Theatre (3 units)
TAR 363 Dramaturgy (pre-req 145 & 1 Th. Hist.course) (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 400 Survey of Directing (3 units)
TAR 401 Advanced Construction Techniques (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 419 Sound Design (pre-req 319) (3 units)
TAR 420 Advanced Lighting Design I (pre-req 220) (3 units)
TAR 423 Scene Painting (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 427 Advanced Stage Costume Construction I (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 428 Advanced Stage Costume Construction II (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 430 Stage Management (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 431 Audience Development (3 units)
TAR 432 Theatre Management (3 units)
TAR 448A Period Styles, Architecture & Decor (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 448B Period Styles, Costume (P.I.) (3 units)
TAR 462 Collaborative Play Development (by audition only) (3 units)
TAR 497A-F, M Workshop or Production (1-3 units)

Courses are not offered every semester. "P.I." means Permission of Instructor is needed to enroll in the class. Students should contact the appropriate Theatre faculty member for entrance into these courses and for the requirements of each course. Any transfer courses or substitutions for the above courses must be approved by the Theatre minor advisor.

For information about declaring the Theatre Minor, see the Theatre Minor admission website.