Santa Clara University

Theatre and Dance department

MAJOR - THEATRE EMPHASIS

Lower Division

Defining the Performing Artist (9)
Acting I (20)
Voice I (21)
Into to Design (30)

Two of the following three courses:
 
       Introduction to Production (31) or
        Costume Construction (32) or
        Stage Lighting (33)

Theatre History I, II, III (41, 42, 43)
Modern Dance I (46)

Upper Division


One Shakespeare course (116, 117, 118)


One of the following two courses:
Teaching the Performing Arts (159) or Social Justice and the Arts (189)


Dramaturgy (185)




Four approved Theatre & Dance upper division (5 unit) electives (within at least two areas of specialization: acting, design/technical, directing, history/literature, playwriting)

Technical Requirement: Active participation is expected of all Theatre and Dance majors in both departmental and student productions and they are required to complete four units of Production Workshop (THTR 39/139). Production Workshop gives credit for scenery and costume construction, stage management, assistant stage management, and various run crew positions for each department production. Transfer students are evaluated individually.

 

MINOR - THEATRE EMPHASIS

Lower Division          

Introduction to Theatre (10)

Acting I (20) or
Acting for Nonmajors (8)

Introduction to Design (30) or
Introduction to Production (31)

One 4-unit lower division Theatre & Dance elective

Upper Division

Four 5-unit upper division Theatre & Dance courses
 


Technical Requirement: Active participation is expected of all Theatre and Dance minors in both departmental and student productions and they are required to complete two units of Production Workshop (THTR 39/139). Production Workshop gives credit for scenery and costume construction, stage management, assistant stage management, and various run crew positions for each department production. Transfer students are evaluated individually.


 



MUSICAL THEATRE MINOR
Interested in Musical Theatre? The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor for Musical Theatre.

For your convenience, we've included the Academic Requirements for the Minor on this page as well, although the Department of Theatre and Dance is not directly involved in the minor.

Two tracks are available in the Musical Theatre Minor: American Musical Theatre or Lyric Theatre. Courses below are the same for both except those designated with * (for AMT) or with ** (for Lyric). Classes italicized are taught every other year.

Lower Division

Music Theory I (1)

Aural Skills (1A)

Beginning Voice (34)
Beginning Acting (20)

Two of the following:
Jazz I (40)
Ballet I (43)
Modern (46)

Upper Division (19 units for Lyric and 20 units for AMT)

Lyric Diction (115)**
Music History/Romantic (103)**
Opera Theatre (150)**
Opera Studio (151)**
Musical Theatre Dance Styles (155)*
Acting Styles: Musical Theatre (123)
History of American Musical Theatre (165)*

Musical Theatre Production (80/180)*

For both tracts:
Private Voice (59/159 or 60/160)

MAJOR - DANCE EMPHASIS

Lower Division

Defining the Performing Artist (9)
Dance History (67)
Acting 1 (20)
Introduction to Design (30)

One of the following three courses:
Introduction to Production (31) or Costume Construction (32) or Stage Lighting (33)

Jazz I, II, or III (40, 41, 42)
Ballet I, II, or III (43, 44, 45)
Modern Dance I, II, and III (46, 47, 48)

Dance Composition (49)

Upper Division

Choreography (143)
Advanced Modern Dance I (146)

Two additional advanced technique courses:
(140, 141, 142, 145 147 or 148)

One of the following dance history/seminar courses:
African American Dance History (162) or Women in Dance History (166)

One of the following courses:
Teaching the Performing Arts (159) or Social Justice and the Arts (189)

Two approved Theatre and Dance upper division (5 unit) electives

Technical Requirement: Active participation is expected of all Theatre and Dance majors in both departmental and student productions and they are required to complete four units of Production Workshop (THTR 39/139). Production Workshop gives credit for scenery and costume construction, stage management, assistant stage management, and various run crew positions for each department production. Transfer students are evaluated individually.

 

MINOR - DANCE EMPHASIS

Lower Division

Introduction to Theatre Arts (10)
Modern Dance I, II, and III (46, 47, 48)
Dance Composition (49)
Four units of Ballet or Jazz

Upper Division

Advanced Modern Dance I (146)
Choreography (143)

One additional advance technique course:

(140, 141, 142, 145, 147, or 148)

One additional Theatre & Dance upper division (5 unit) elective

 

Technical Requirement: Active participation is expected of all Theatre and Dance minors in both departmental and student productions and they are required to complete two units of Production Workshop (THTR 39/139). Production Workshop gives credit for scenery and costume construction, stage management, assistant stage management, and various run crew positions for each department production. Transfer students are evaluated individually.