ThA 293, 393, 493 Independent Study in Theatre Arts (½ or 1)
Directed study for advanced students in the major. Coursework should stress practical experience in full-length projects, and
may include study in acting, directing, playwriting, or design. Specific guidelines concerning independent study projects appear
in the Individualized Study section of this catalog. May be repeated for credit.
ThA 298, 398, 498 Teaching Experience in Theatre Arts (½ or 1)
A teaching experience course. Specific guidelines concerning teaching experiences appear in the Individualized Study section of
ThA 307 Introduction to Playwriting (1)
An introduction to the principles of dramatic structure, playwriting and revision. (Also listed as EH 307.) Prerequisite: EH 102 or
ThA 310 Set Design (1)
The art of stage design from concept to construction. Fall.
ThA 320 Intermediate Acting (1)
Building a character in context and depth through improvisation and scene study. Prerequisite: ThA 120. Fall.
ThA 323 Musical Theatre I (1)
The study of musical theatre, approached through analysis, performance, and criticism. Prerequisite: consent. Fall.
ThA 324 Musical Theatre II (1)
Advanced scene study work in the techniques of musical theatre. Prerequisite: ThA 323. Spring.
ThA 331 Modern Playwrights (1)
Play reading and script analysis of plays from the advent of realism to the present. (Also listed as EH 394.) Spring.
ThA 370, 470 Seminar in Theatre Art (1)
Selected studies in theatre arts offered at the discretion of the faculty or by student request. Topics include audition techniques,
advanced acting, playwriting, etc. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent.
ThA 403 Directing and Stage Management (1)
A study of the techniques of directing and stage management approached through practical projects and the staging of a one-act
play (a Leadership Studies designated course). Prerequisite: consent.
ThA 499 Senior Project in Theatre (1)
Significant production responsibilities in the exploration term theatre production, accompanied by a substantial paper
examining the exploration term project. This paper may also include other senior theatre experiences. Required for theatre arts
and musical theatre majors. Exploration term.
Musical Theatre (MS) (MU) (ThA)
Bachelor of Arts
Michael Flowers, Program Coordinator
The musical theatre major provides students with a combination of courses in dance, music, and theatre that is intended to
prepare them for careers as performers in musical theatre. Given its emphases on acting, ballet, voice, piano, jazz, and music
theory, the musical theatre major is more specialized than the theatre major, and a successful review at the end of the
sophomore year is required to gain admission to the program.
The following courses are required (15 units):
one-half unit in MS 110 and/or 310 (achieve proficiency level 1)
two units in MS 320
two units in MU 151 and 152
ThA 120 and 320
ThA 323 and 324
one unit of DA
a minimum of five performance experiences in on-campus productions, including one dramatic performance, one musical
performance, and one experience as a technician; students should thus enroll for two-and-one-half units of ThA 201