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Performing Arts

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B.A. Degree in Performing Arts
Performing Arts Core Requirements: 12 units
Performing Arts Emphasis: 27 units

General Education: 39 units
Upper Division Interdisciplinary GE: 9 units
Title V Courses: 6 units
Electives in any Discipline: 27
Total units for the BA Degree: 120

Performing Arts Major: 39 Units

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

Upper Division Requirements - 9 units
Select one of the following:
PA 335 Business and the Performing Arts 3
PA 350 Audience and Performance Studies 3
PA 360 Musical Theatre 3

Required:
PA 391 Production 3
PA 499 Performing Arts Capstone 3

Emphasis: Choose either Dance, Music, or Theater

Dance Emphasis - 27 units
PADA 151 Conditining for Dancers 3
PADA 253 Jazz Dance 3
PADA 254 Modern Dance I 3
PADA 255 Dance Composition and Improvisation 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
PADA 458 Dance Ensemble 3


Music Emphasis - 27 units
PAMU 161 Music Fundamentals 3
PAMU 261 Music Theory 3
PAMU 330 Jazz in America 3
PAMU 332 World Music 3
PAMU 337 Music in History 3
Select two courses from the following:
PAMU 335 The Physics of Music 3
PAMU 385 Audio Design and Recording 3
PAMU 435 The Music Museum 3
Select three units from the following repeatable courses, in consultation with advisor:
PAMU 109 Private Lessons 1
PAMU 202 Group Guitar Lessons 2
PAMU 203 Group Voice Lessons 2
PAMU 307 University Chorus 1
PAMU 308 University Orchestra 1
PAMU 309 Private Lessons 1
and
Select a Performing Arts Elective 3 units


Theatre Emphasis - 27 units
PATH 280 Acting I 3
PATH 281 Play Analysis 3
PATH 338 Theatre in History 3
PATH 380 Acting II 3
PATH 382 Directing 3

Select two of the following:
PATH 333 Multicultural Drama and Theatre 3
PATH 341 Modern American Drama and Theatre 3
PATH 342 Modern British and European
Drama and Theatre 3
PATH 344 World Drama and Theatre 3
and
Select Performing Arts Electives - 6 units.


Performing Arts elective courses:


Note: Some courses listed as electives are required in one of the emphases but remain electives for the other two emphases.)
PA 101 Introduction to the Performing Arts 3
PA 202 Integrating Dance, Music and Theatre 3
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 (Repeatable for up to 12 units)
PA 436 Physics of Performing Arts 3
PA 490 Special Topics 3 (Repeatable for up to 6 units)
PA 492 Internship in Performing Arts 1-3 (Repeatable for up to 6 units)
PA 494 Independent Study 1-3 (Repeatable for up to 6 units)
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
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
PADA 458 Dance Ensemble 3
PAMU 100 Music Appreciation 3
PAMU 109 Private Lessons 1
PAMU 161 Music Fundamentals 3
PAMU 200 History of Rock 3
PAMU 202 Group Guitar Lessons 2
PAMU 203 Group Voice Lessons 2
PAMU 231 The Beatles: Music, Fashion and Culture 3
PAMU 243 Teaching Music to Children 3
PAMU 261 Music Theory 3
PAMU 307 University Chorus 1
PAMU 308 University Orchestra 1
PAMU 309 Private Lessons 1
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 280 Acting I 3
PATH 281 Play Analysis 3
PATH 332 Teaching Dramatic Literature 3
PATH 333 Multicultural Drama in Performance/ 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 Renaissance Drama 3
PATH 463 Writing for the Stage and Screen 3

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