Summer Sessions

Please Note: To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all UC Berkeley summer classes are transitioning to remote instruction. TDPS has updated the class schedule to reflect changes and cancelations.

Summer 2020

Theater 10: Fundamentals of Acting I (Remote)

Session D: July 6 – August 14 | 3 Units

Fundamentals of Acting I (Theater 10) is the entry level course for the acting sequence and focuses on releasing and cultivating the actor’s inherent creativity. Through exercises, improvisation, scenes, and monologues, the actor begins to develop basic techniques designed to stimulate the imagination, develop vocal and physical ability, increase awareness of self and others, introduce effective ways to analyze texts, think critically about the craft of acting, and enhance self-confidence and communication skills. This class is the essential beginning of the actor’s studies, which will ultimately allow her or him to effectively engage and explore work from a rich diversity of genres, styles, and backgrounds.


Theater 118AC: Performance, Television, and Social Media (Online)

Session C: June 22 – August 14 | 4 Units

This course examines the intersections of performance and media—specifically the media forms of television and social media in the U.S.—with a focus on how various types of difference (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic class) are enacted, articulated, represented, and played on TV and social media platforms.


TDPS has suspended the following courses for Summer 2020:

  • Theater 5: Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • Theater 14: Acting for Social Change
  • Theater 113B: Afro-Feminism, Creative Process, and Brazil
  • Theater 190: Performance Appreciation
  • Theater 197: Field Studies in Theater (Performing Arts Internship)