Dance & Performance Studies Minor

CONTENTS

1. Confirming the Minor
2. Dance & Performance Studies Minor Requirements
3. Sample Minor Tracks
4. Things to Know About Transfer Credits
5. Contact Us

CONFIRMING THE MINOR

Students can confirm their intention to minor in Theater & Performance Studies after enrolling in one course in the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.

Things to know about your minor:

  • All courses in the minor must be taken for a letter-grade.
  • You must keep a GPA of 2.0 or better in the upper division minor units.
  • A course with the identical course number may only be counted twice toward the minor, and only 2 courses may be repeated in this way. (Exception: Intermediate Ballet for the Modern Dancer (Theater 147) may only count once toward the minor.)
  • See the Undergraduate Handbook for further information.

 

DANCE & PERFORMANCE STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS

To read about Theater & Performance Studies Minor Requirements: Current requirements

You should also know that, as a major, it is expected that students will maintain a 2.0 GPA. Additionally, letter-graded courses for the major MUST be taken for a letter grade.

Please see the Department’s Undergraduate Handbook for more information.

 

SAMPLE MINOR TRACKS

The Theater & Performance Studies Minor requires you to take four upper division electives that build a focus in your major. The sample minors provided below illustrate different potential focus areas, and are intended to help you imagine how you could build a unique focus of your own choosing. You DO NOT have to choose one of these samples in order to minor in our department. We recommend you tailor your chosen electives to your personal interests.

Sample: Minor with a Choreography Focus
40 Beginning Modern Dance
141 Intermediate Modern Dance
144 Sources for Movement
146A Choreography
146B Choreography
125 Topics in Performance History

Sample: Minor with a Performance Focus
40A Beginning Modern Dance
141A Intermediate Modern Dance
141B Intermediate Modern Dance
144 Sources of Movement
121 Topics in Performance Culture
180 Dance Performance

Sample: Minor with a Performance Studies Focus
40 Beginning Modern Dance
114 Movement for the Theater
119 Topics in Performance Theory
125 Topics in Performance History
126 Topics in Performance Literature
122 Topics in Performance Culture

Sample: Minor with a Technical Focus
60 Stagecraft
141 Intermediate Modern Dance
114 Movement for the Theater
119 Topics in Performance Theory
174 Costume Design
179 Costume Production

 

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TRANSFER CREDIT

  • The Dance & Performance Studies Minor requires five upper division courses; at least three of these courses must be taken in the Department.
  • A transferred course from another college or another department must be advisor-approved. Transfer students can determine transfer-ability of coursework into the minor by bringing a copy of previous transcripts/course descriptions to Michael Mansfield for evaluation.
  • Since your minor will be from the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, it is likely you will do most of your minor coursework here.

 

CONTACT US

Academic questions, declare major, class schedule planning:

Michael Mansfield, Undergraduate Advisor
15B Dwinelle Hall (office hours: Mon-Fri, 1pm to 4pm)
(510) 643-4050
tdpsugadvisor@berkeley.edu

Resources, advice, career questions:

SanSan Kwan, Faculty Advisor for Dance
15F Dwinnell Hall
sansankwan@berkeley.edu