UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2016-2017

Overview

Students who desire to acquire a minor in Theatre may select from the following four minor emphases:

  1. Theatre History/Literature
  2. Theatre Acting/Directing
  3. Theatre Design/Technology
  4. Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication Minor in Musical Theatre

Note: TH 110 is the introductory course required in each of the minor emphases to be taken during the first semester of registration as a Theatre minor. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a Department advisor as early as possible to discuss their program of studies and the selection of an emphasis for the minor.

Production Participation:

Some Theatre minors are required to complete two upper division department production participations. Completed assignments should reflect the broad spectrum of theatre production areas, including, but not limited to acting, directing, scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, technology, management and dramaturgy. Courses that require a production assignment as part of the course TH 339, 361A361B362A362B363A, 363B, 367376382ABC, 383, 384390ABC, 459, 490ABC498B498C and 498D) will fulfill the production assignment for the semester during which the course is taken. TH 391 (0-0) carries no unit credit but validates production participation associated with above courses.

Program Requirements

A. Emphasis I: Theatre History/Literature

1. Program Entrance Requirement (3 units)

TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Required Courses (12 units)

TH 222 Mapping World Theatre and Drama (3)
TH 321A World Theatre and Drama I (3)
TH 321B World Theatre and Drama II (3)
TH 350 Cultural and Historical Perspectives for Theatre (3)

3. Choose three courses from the following (9 units)

TH 422 Theatre and Drama of Greece and Rome (3)

TH 423 Theatre and Drama of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (3)

TH 424 Theatre and Drama of the 18th and 19th Centuries (3)

TH 425 Theatre and Drama of Europe and America from Naturalism to the Mid-20th Century (3)

TH 426 Contemporary Theatre and Drama of Europe and America (3)

TH 427 History of Costume (3)

TH 432 Theatre and Drama of the United States (3)
or TH 433 Musical Theatre History (3)

TH 535 Theatrical Theory and Criticism (3)

4. Select one course from the following (3 units)

TH 530 Theatre and Drama of Latin America (3)
TH 531 Theatre and Drama of Asia (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 27

B. Emphasis II: Theatre Acting/Directing

1. Program Entrance Requirement (3 units)

TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Required Courses (17 units)

TH 108A Acting I: Fundamentals (2)
TH 142M Theatre Movement I (2)
TH 143V Theatre Voice and Speech I (2)
TH 208A Acting II: Character and Text (2)
TH 315 World Drama (3)
TH 350 Cultural and Historical Perspectives for Theatre (3)
TH 391 Production Practicum (0-0)
TH 444 Principles of Directing (3)

3. Choose 7 units from the following:

TH 308A Acting III: Scene Study (3)
TH 339 Improvisational Comedy (3)
TH 342M Theatre Movement II (3)
TH 343V Theatre Voice and Speech II (3)
TH 408A Acting IV: Advanced Acting (3)
TH 545 Advanced Directing (3)
TH 390 Theatre Production Participation (1) (2)
or TH 490 Theatre Production Participation (Acting) (2)

Total Units in the Minor: 27

C. Emphasis III: Theatre Design/Technology

1. Program Entrance Requirement (3 units)

TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Required Courses (10 units)

TH 155 Color and Design for the Theatre (2)
TH 315 World Drama (3)
TH 350 Cultural and Historical Perspectives for Theatre (3)
TH 381 Management Techniques for the Theatre (2)
TH 391 Production Practicum (0-0)

3. Choose 6 units from the following:

Coursework in this section must include two corequisite production participations activities.

TH 261/A Fundamentals of Scenery and Properties Technology (2/1)
TH 262/A Fundamentals of Costume Technology (2/1)
TH 263/A Fundamentals of Lighting and Sound Technology (2/1)

4. Choose 7 units from the following:

TH 355 Principles of Stage Design (2)
TH 357 Theatre Design Presentation Techniques (3)
TH 361A Intermediate Scenery and Properties Technology (2)
TH 361B Intermediate Scenic Art Techniques (2)
TH 362A Intermediate Costume Technology (2)
TH 362B Intermediate Costume Crafts (2)
TH 363A Intermediate Lighting Technology (2)
TH 363B Intermediate Sound Technology (2)
TH 367 Advanced Makeup (2)
TH 382 Theatre Management Practicum (1-3)
TH 457 Theatre Design Technology (3)
TH 459 Theatre Design Practicum (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 26

D. Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Minor in Musical Theatre

The minor in Musical Theatre is an integrated studies minor in Music and Theatre offered through the College of Arts, Media and Communication. The program offers the opportunity to study basic musicianship skills, applied voice, acting and stage movement. Students will study musical theatre dance, musical theatre techniques and participate in musical theatre productions. This minor is available to all students, including Music and Theatre majors.

1. Required Music Courses (11 units)

MUS 100 Music Fundamentals (3)
MUS 238A/B Elements of Vocal Technique (1-1-1-1)*
MUS 282 Musical Theatre Performance Techniques (1-1)

Choose 2 units from the following:

MUS 110A/B Keyboard Musicianship (1-1)
MUS 131A/B First-year Piano (1-1)

*Music majors taking individual lessons in voice may substitute up to two units of individual voice lessons for MUS 238A.

2. Required Theatre Courses (16 units)

TH 108A Acting I: Fundamentals (2)
TH 208A Acting II: Character and Text (2)
TH 142M Theatre Movement I (2)
TH 143V Theatre Voice and Speech I (2)
TH 333 The American Musical (3)
TH 346 Musical Theatre Workshop (3)

Choose 2 units from the following:

TH 390A Theatre Production Participation (1-1)
TH 390B Theatre Production Participation (2)

3. Required Dance Courses (2 units)

KIN 141A Jazz Dance I (1)
KIN 141B Jazz Dance II (1)
KIN 139A Ballet I (1)
KIN 139B Ballet II (1)

Students with extensive dance experience should consult with Kinesiology for a substitution.

Total Units in the Minor: 29

More information

If you would like more information about this program, please contact theatre@csun.edu.

Contact

Chair: Garry Lennon
Nordhoff Hall (NH) 110
(818) 677-3086
www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/theatre