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Theatre and Dance

Participation is a unique focus of the theatre and dance minor, encouraging students to become familiar with the myriad roles involved in planning, producing and bringing performances to the stage. You'll be exposed to techniques of acting, directing, stagecraft or dance as you develop communication, creative and collaborative skills that will prepare you to succeed in a variety of careers within and outside the performing arts.

Requirements: 

22 units

    Choose two courses (8 units)​

    • DRA 142 History of Modern Dance (4 units)
    • DRA 150 American Theatre and Drama (4 units)
    • DRA 155 Representing Race in Performance (4 units)
    • DRA 155A African American Dance and Culture in the United States, Brazil and the Caribbean (4 units)
    • DRA 156A Performance Analysis (4 units)
    • DRA 156B Theatre in History and Place: Local, National and Global Conditions for Production (4 units)
    • DRA 156C Modern Aesthetic Movements in Performance (4 units)
    • DRA 156D Theatre History Through Shakespeare (4 units)
    • DRA 158 Performance Studies Undergraduate Seminar (4 units)
    • DRA 159 Contemporary Experimental Performance, Theatre and Drama (4 units)

    Choose at least 8 units from the following (8 units)

    • DRA 114 Theatre on Film (4 units)
    • DRA 115 Advanced Study of Major Film Makers (4 units)
    • DRA 116 Design on Screen (4 units)
    • DRA 120 Intermediate Acting/Gateway: The Actor's Toolkit (4 units)
    • DRA 121A Advanced Acting: Scene Study and Script Analysis (4 units)
    • DRA 121B Advanced Acting: Rehearsal Processes and Practices (4 units)
    • DRA 121C Advanced Acting: Character and Style (4 units)
    • DRA 122A Advanced Acting: Devising and Collaboration (4 units)
    • DRA 122B Advanced Acting: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (4 units)
    • DRA 122C Advanced Acting: Special Topics in Acting (4 units)
    • DRA 124A Principles of Theatrical Design: Scenery (4 units)
    • DRA 124B Principles of Theatrical Design: Scenery (4 units)
    • DRA 124C Principles of Theatrical Design: Lighting (4 units)
    • DRA 124D Principles of Theatrical Design: Costume (4 units)
    • DRA 124E Costume Design for Film (4 units)
    • DRA 125 Scenic Painting: Studio (4 units)
    • DRA 126 Principles of Performing Arts Stage Management (4 units)
    • DRA 127A Principles of Directing (4 units)
    • DRA 127B Principles of Directing (4 units)
    • DRA 130 Approaches to Theatrical Design: Practice and Theory (4 units)
    • DRA 140A Dance Composition (4 units)
    • DRA 140B Dance Composition (4 units)
    • DRA 140C Dance Composition (4 units)
    • DRA 141 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Movement (4 units)
    • DRA 142 History of Modern Dance (4 units)
    • DRA 143 Dance and Movement Studio (1-4 units)
    • DRA 144A Introduction to Traditional Chinese Embodied Culture (4 units)
    • DRA 144B Traditional Chinese Physical Culture (4 units)
    • DRA 144C Daoist Philosophy in Traditional Chinese Movement Culture (4 units)
    • DRA 150 American Theatre and Drama (4 units)
    • DRA 154 Asian Theatre and Drama: Contexts and Forms (4 units)
    • DRA 155 Representing Race in Performance (4 units)
    • DRA 155A African American Dance and Culture in the United States, Brazil and the Caribbean (4 units)
    • DRA 156A Performance Analysis (4 units)
    • DRA 156B Theatre in History and Place: Local, National and Global Conditions for Production (4 units)
    • DRA 156C Modern Aesthetic Movements in Performance (4 units)
    • DRA 156D Theatre History Through Shakespeare (4 units)
    • DRA 158 Performance Studies Undergraduate Seminar (4 units)
    • DRA 159 Contemporary Experimental Performance, Theatre and Drama (4 units)
    • DRA 160A Principles of Playwriting (4 units)
    • DRA 160B Principles of Playwriting (4 units)
    • DRA 170 Media Theatre (4 units)

    Complete the following (2-4 units)

    • DRA 180D Theatre Laboratory: Crew (2-4 units)

    Choose at least 4 units from the following (4 units)​

    • DRA 145 Directed Choreography Projects (4 units)
    • DRA 180A Theatre Laboratory: Performance (1-5 units)
    • DRA 180B Theatre Laboratory: Design (1-4 units)
    • DRA 180C Theatre Laboratory: Management, Directing, other Production Team (1-5 units)
    • DRA 180E Theatre Laboratory: Scenic (1-4 units)
    • DRA 180F Theatre Laboratory: Costume (1-4 units)
    • DRA 180G Theatre Laboratory: Lighting/Sound/Projection (1-4 units)

    Total = 22 units

     

    Minor Advisor

    Julie McGilvray
    jmcgilvray@ucdavis.edu
    (530) 752-6244