• B.A. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
    breakdown of requirements for a major in TAPS

B.A. DEGREE REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW

60 units for the major

This is an outline of the TAPS major degree requirements. All majors must choose a major concentration in either Acting or Theater-Making. Specific requirements for these concentrations can be found in subsequent sections. Students who declared prior to September 2016 should refer to previous guidelines and requirements for the major.

To begin the declaration process, please complete the appropriate program proposal:

TAPS Program Proposal 15-16
TAPS Program Proposal 16-17 – Acting Concentration
TAPS Program Proposal 16-17 – Theater-Making Concentration

TAPS 1 | Intro to TAPS

4 units

Theater & Dance Studies

16 units

Practicum

18 units

Production

8 units

ELECTIVES

10 units

capstone project

4 units

CONCENTRATIONS

All TAPS majors are required to select a concentration in Acting or Theater-Making. General guidance on course sequencing is available from the TAPS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Diana Looser; the coordinator of the Acting concentration, Amy Freed; and the coordinator of the Theater-Making concentration, Leslie Hill.

ACTING

The Acting concentration develops students’ skills in acting for the theater and related performance contexts. In practicum classes, students enhance their creative abilities under the guidance of teaching artists. Students also complete complementary coursework in performance studies and are encouraged to explore playwriting, directing, and/or devising in order to expand their exposure to major ideas and approaches in the field. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the required course TAPS 120A Acting I: Scene Study early in the major as a gateway for their further technique classes.

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THEATER-MAKING

This concentration develops students' creative skills in theater-making, and reflects the collaborative interdisciplinary nature of theater practice, with rich partnerships and dialogues between the crafts of directing, playwriting, producing, design and stagecraft. Students learn skills to build original theater productions. The disciplines grouped under this concentration offer a broad cross-section of theater-making skills and approaches. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the required course TAPS 101P: Intro to Directing and Devising Theatre early in the major as a gateway for their further studies.

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