Theater & Performance Studies Minor

CONTENTS

1. Confirming the Minor
2. Theater & 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.
  • See the Undergraduate Handbook for further information.

 

THEATER & 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 FOCUSES

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 your own unique focus. 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 Directing Focus
10 Beginning Acting
110A Intermediate Acting*
110B Intermediate Acting
162 Directing 1
163 Directing 2
125 Topics in Performance History

Sample: Minor with a Performance Studies Focus
26 Introduction to Performance Studies
166 Special Topics in Performance
125 Topics in Performance History
126 Topics in Performance Literature
122 Topics in Performance Culture

Sample: Minor with an Acting Focus (Check out our Acting Program)
10 Beginning Acting
110A Intermediate Acting*
110B Intermediate Acting
126 Topics in Performance Literature
111 Advanced Acting
111 Advanced Acting

Sample: Minor with a Performance Focus
10 Beginning Acting
110A Intermediate Acting*
110B Intermediate Acting
114 Performance Workshop
121 Topics in Performance Culture
181 Theater Performance

Sample: Minor with a Technical Focus
60 Stagecraft
173A Set Design
173B Set Design
119 Topics in Performance Theory
179 Set Designer for a Show
179 Set Designer for a Show

Other samples could include:
Minor with a Stage Management focus
Minor with a Costume Design Focus
Minor with a Lighting Design Focus
Minor with a Sound Design Focus

*There is no assurance that you can jump directly from Theater 10 to Theater 110A, except by audition; a minor may also need to take Theater 109 before advancing to Theater 110A.

 

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TRANSFER CREDIT

  • The Theater & 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.
  • Equivalent courses to Theater 10 transfer into the minor from other institutions.
  • Except for Theater 10, it is rare that a course from a Junior College will transfer into the minor because equivalent coursework is seldom found.
  • 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
D-33 Hearst Field Annex (office hours: Mon-Fri, 1pm to 4pm)
(510) 643-4050
tdpsugadvisor@berkeley.edu

Resources, advice, career questions:

Abigail De Kosnik, Faculty Advisor for Theater
adekosnik@berkeley.edu