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Major Requirements

First Year

  • History of Dramatic Literature Sequence (Arts and Literature Requirement):
    • THE 204 History of Dramatic Literature
    • THE 205 History of Dramatic Literature
    • THE 206 History of Dramatic Literature
  • Theatre Studies Department Core Courses:
    • THE 210 Script Analysis
    • THE 268 Introduction to the Production Process
    • THE 212 Introduction to Theatre Studies
    • THE 291 Performance Workshop I
  • Additional Courses:
    • DC 104 Stand Up Comedy
  • Production Assignments (three quarters):
    • TEC 107 Theatre Crew

Second Year

    • ACT 250 American Funny
    • THE 227 Playwriting I
    • THE 3XX Voice and Speech for Comedy
    • ACT 209 Sketch Comedy
    • THE 2XX Scene Study - Comedy
    • THE 2XX Contemporary Stage Comedy
    • ACT 223 Introduction to Improvisation
    • DC 3XX Comedy Writing for Late Night
    • THE 3XX Comedy Styles

Third Year

    • PRF 374 Directing
    • PRF 375 Directing
    • PRF 3XX Directing Comedy
    • DC 201 Introduction to Screenwriting
    • THE 3XX Advanced Improvisation
    • DC 306 Writing the Sitcom
    • THE 3XX Advanced Sketch Comedy - Rehearsal and Performance
    • TV 3XX Web Series for the Performer I
    • THE 3XX Artist as Entrepreneur

Fourth Year

    • THE 3XX Physical Comedy
    • THE 3XX Advanced Sketch Comedy - Rehearsal and Performance
    • THE 410 Theatre Studies Capstone
    • TV 3XX Web Series for the Performer II
    • THE 399 Portfolio Preparation
    • ┬áTHE 399 Production Practice/Internship OR DC 289 Internship in Media Production*
    • Theatre Elective OR DC 370 Advanced Topics in Cinema*
    • THE 399 Production Practice/Internship OR DC 387 Hollywood History*
    • THE XXX Capstone: Preparing for the Profession OR DC 388 Filmmakers Seminar*
*DC 289, DC 370, DC 387, and DC 388 are courses offered through the LA Quarter program.

Open Electives

Open elective credit and Liberal Studies requirements are also required to meet the minimum graduation requirements of 192 credit hours.

NOTE: Some courses above contain "X" in their title. Updates will be made to this page as catalogue numbers are designated for those courses.