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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Minor in Drama

The requirements for the Minor in Drama are designed to integrate the critical and historical study of drama with the study and experience of performance. A total of 30 units are required to obtain a Minor in Drama. The minor provides aesthetic and critical opportunities for students to develop special aptitudes. Students are encouraged to declare a minor in their sophomore year.


Required Courses—30 units total for the minor

A course may be listed in more than one area; however, each course can only satisfy one minor requirement. There is no double credit for a course. Additionally, you can petition to the department Undergraduate Advisor to have additional courses offered by the department count towards requirements in areas 2 and 3. All introductory courses are required with no exceptions.

Introductory Core Courses—14 units

DRAMA 30. How Theater is Designed (4 units)

DRAMA 34. Stage Management Techniques (2 units)

DRAMA 101H. How Theater Thinks (4 units)

DRAMA 101P. How Practice Practices (4 units)

  1. Theatrical Literature/History—3 units

    Any course between DRAMA 150-169. The following courses are offered in 2009-2010:

    Drama 150T. Racial Erotics

    Drama 151T. Great Books

    Drama 153T. Irish Drama

    Drama 160. Performance, Dance, and History: The Ballerina

    Drama 161R. Texts in History

    Drama 164S. Introduction to Queer Theory

    Drama 165M. Musical Theater

  2. Theatrical Performance Courses: Acting, Directing, and Playwriting—3 units

    Any course with the subject code DANCE

    Acting courses between DRAMA 20-29, 120-129, 210. The following courses are offered in 2009-2010:

    Drama 20. Acting for Non-Majors

    Drama 24. Shared Experience and the Experimental Actor

    Drama 26. Performing Bodies

    Drama 120A. Fundamentals of Acting

    Drama 120B. Fundamentals of Acting

    Drama 120V. Vocal Production and Audition

    Drama 121S. Acting Shakespeare

    Drama 122. Contemporary Vernacular Dance in New Musical Theater

    Drama 122P. Undergraduate Acting Project: Our Country's Good

    Drama 110. Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics: The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA)

    Playwriting and Dramaturgy courses between DRAMA 70-79. The department is not offering any courses in the 70 series in 2009-10.

    Directing, Playwriting and Dramaturgy courses between Drama 170-179. The following courses are offered in 2009-10:

    Drama 170A. Concepts of Directing

    Drama 170B. Advanced Directing

    Drama 177. Writing for Performance

    Drama 178. Playwriting

  3. Theatrical Production—4 units

    DRAMA 39. Theater Crew (4 units)

  4. Electives—6 units

Any courses in Drama or Dance

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