Our minors programs offer students from every part of the University a solid background in performance and practical production skills that can be leveraged in a wide variety of fields and circumstances. From improvisation skills to project management to sticking to deadlines and budgets, performing arts students have an advantage in collaborative group settings no matter what careers they might pursue post-University. Plus, the opportunity to cultivate artistic passion in an educational environment can plant the seeds for a lifelong relationship to and appreciation for the arts and the creative process.
The 18-unit minor in Dance consists of 9 units of core courses and 12 units of electives on advisement. Emphasis area courses in dance should be chosen according to career goals in consultation with an adviser. Students may elect to complete a minor in Dance if it is possible to complete the minor and major within 120 units.
New majors and minors are advised to participate in the placement audition scheduled at the beginning of each semester. The date and time for the audition is typically posted on the School of Theatre & Dance main webpage. New minors and majors should also anticipate enrolling in DANC 170.
The 18-unit minor in Theatre Arts is intended to give the student an opportunity to pursue an interest in theatre arts on an organized basis. Students may elect to complete a minor in Theatre Arts if it is possible to complete the minor and major within 120 units.
The minor is not a requirement for any credential or degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Students will develop competence at thinking conceptually and critically about text, performance and production.
2. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of theater, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers both past and present.
3. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of a wide selection of theatre repertory including principal era, genres and cultural sources.
4. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.