Course Auditions

Overview

Although auditions are not required to declare a major or minor in TDPS, auditions are required for some courses. Course auditions are generally held during the first week of classes each semester. See below for additional information.


Accommodation Policy

All UC Berkeley students are invited to audition for TDPS acting and dance courses. If a disability-related accommodation is needed for a class audition, please contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor at least one week prior to the start of the semester. 

For students in DSP, please contact your DSP specialist well in advance of the audition so there is time for the accommodation process and notify the department to make arrangements. Please ask DSP to also send disability accommodation notices for auditions to the Undergraduate Academic Advisor at least one week prior to the start of the semester.


Acting Courses

How do I enroll in acting courses for Fall 2021?

For Fall 2021, auditions will not be required for the acting sequence: Theater 10, 109, 110B, or 111. Students may now enroll in these courses without a permission number.

What experience is required for acting courses?

All prerequisites for acting courses are still in effect for Fall 2021:

  • Theater 10 has no prerequisites
  • Theater 109 requires Theater 10 (or equivalent)
  • Theater 110A requires Theater 109
  • Theater 111 requires Theater 110A or 110B

Students should have a monologue ready to work on during the first week of class. Please contact individual course instructors with questions.


Dance Courses

How do I enroll in dance courses for Fall 2021?

Auditions are not required for dance courses for Fall 2021. Students are expected to self-enroll in these courses based on their training/preparedness level.

What experience is required for dance courses?

  • Students enrolling in Theater 141 are expected to have at least one full year or two semesters of beginning level modern/contemporary dance technique, Africana dance technique, or equivalent experience. They should have a basic understanding of getting into and out of the floor and be comfortable with improvisation and open to exploring their bodies through movement research.
  • Students enrolling in Theater 142 are expected to have at least two full years or four semesters of modern/contemporary dance technique, Africana dance technique, or equivalent experience. They should be able to get into and out of the floor with ease and understand the mechanics of inversions. They should be comfortable utilizing modern dance terminology and forms. And, they should understand that their dancing bodies are an interrelated mix of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ways of knowing the world.
  • Please contact the instructor of the course directly with questions or clarifications.