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Minor in Performing Arts: 21 units

The Performing Arts minor provides non-majors the opportunity to explore an integrated experience in dance, music, and theatre both in theory and in practice. Students can choose from coursework in any of the three emphases of dance, music, and theatre, and participate in a Performing Arts production.

Lower Division Requirements - 9 units
Select one of the following:
PA 101 Introduction to the Performing Arts 3
PA 202 Integrating Dance, Music and Theatre 3

Select a minimum of two courses for a total of six units, from the following:
PA 101 Introduction to the Performing Arts 3
PA 202 Integrating Dance, Music and Theatre 3
PADA 151 Conditioning for Dancers 2
PADA 253 Jazz Dance I 2
PADA 254 Modern Dance I 2
PADA 255 Dance Composition and Improvisation 3
PAMU 100 Music Appreciation 3
PAMU 109 Private Lessons 1 (Repeatable for a total of 4 units)
PAMU 161 Music Fundamentals 3 (Repeatable for a total of 6 units)
PAMU 200 History of Rock 3
PAMU 202 Group Guitar Lessons 2 (Repeatable for a total of 6 units)
PAMU 203 Group Voice Lessons 2 (Repeatable for a total of 6 units)
PAMU 231 The Beatles: Music, Fashion and Culture 3
PAMU 243 Teaching Music to Children 3
PAMU 261 Music Theory 3
PATH 280 Acting I 3
PATH 281 Play Analysis 3

Upper Division Requirements - 12 units
Select one course from the following:
PA 335 Business and the Performing Arts (BUS) 3
PA 350 Audience and Performance Studies3
PA 360 Musical Theatre 3

Select three courses from the following:
PA 335 Business and the Performing Arts 3
PA 350 Audience and Performance Studies 3
PA 360 Musical Theatre 3
PA 383 Scenic Design 3
PA 384 Costume Design 3
PA 391 Production 3
PA 436 Physics and the Performing Arts 3
PA 490 Special Topics 3
PA 492 Internship in Performing Arts 1-3
PA 494 Independent Study 1-3
PADA 332 Dance in History 3
PADA 353 Jazz Dance II 3
PADA 354 Modern Dance II 3
PADA 455 Advanced Technique of Contemporary Dance Forms 3 (Repeatable up to 6 units)
PADA 458 Dance Ensemble 3
PAMU 307 University Chorus 1 (Repeatable up to 8 units)
PAMU 308 University Orchestra 1 (Repeatable up to 8 units)
PAMU 309 Private Lessons 1 (Repeatable up to 8 units)
PAMU 330 Jazz in America 3
PAMU 332 World Music 3
PAMU 333 The Varieties of Musical Experience 3
PAMU 335 The Physics of Music 3
PAMU 336 Art and Music: Dissonance,
Diversity and Continuity 3
PAMU 337 Music in History 3
PAMU 432 Arts of the Harlem Renaissance 3
PAMU 435 The Music Museum 3
PATH 332 Teaching Dramatic Literature 3
PATH 333 Multicultural Drama in Performance and Production 3
PATH 334 Spanish Language Drama and Theatre 3
PATH 338 Theatre in History 3
PATH 341 Modern American Drama and Theatre 3
PATH 342 Modern British and European Drama and Theatre 3
PATH 343 Teaching Drama to Children 3
PATH 344 World Drama and Theatre 3
PATH 380 Acting II 3
PATH 382 Directing 3
PATH 410 Shakespeare’s Plays 3
PATH 412 Drama of Ancient Greece 3
PATH 444 Original Practice in RenaissanceDrama 3
PATH 463 Writing for the Stage and Screen 3


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