• TAPS MINOR REQUIREMENTS
    breakdown of requirements for a minor in TAPS

TAPS MINOR REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW

30 units for the minor

All minors must choose a concentration in Theater and Performance Studies or Dance. 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. Each course can only satisfy one minor requirement. A student may petition to the department undergraduate adviser to have additional courses offered by the department count towards the requirements.

Theater-Making/Acting

TAPS 1 | Intro to TAPS

4 units

Theater & Dance Studies

4 units

performance practice

7 units

theater crew

1 units

ELECTIVES

14 units

dance

TAPS 1 | Intro to TAPS

4 units

Theater & Dance Studies

8 units

TECHNIQUE

8 units (minimum 6 studio classes)

theater crew

1 units

choreography, repertory, performance

9 units

CONCENTRATIONS

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

ACTING CONCENTRATION

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 concentration

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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DANCE CONCENTRATION (MINOR)

The Dance concentration offers diverse approaches to dance as a performing art, cultural practice, political act, and embodiment of ideology and beliefs. The minor requirements integrate academic and creative studio work to help students develop a command of dance as an art form and as a subject of critical inquiry. Students study a range of techniques grounded in Western dance practices as well as a variety of global dance forms, and have regular opportunities to perform, choreograph, and collaborate. Guidance on course sequencing is available from the TAPS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Diana Looser and/or from the coordinator of the Dance concentration, Alex Ketley. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the required course TAPS 160 Performance and History: Rethinking the Ballerina early in the major as a gateway for their further studies.

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