Performing and Applied Arts Major

This major is still being reviewed by accreditation and government agencies, and students cannot declare it yet. We are confident it will be approved, and we provide the proposed requirements preemptively to help interested students best  plan their course schedules and college careers.

Note: All courses listed below are worth 1 unit unless otherwise noted.

  1. Seven units of conceptual fundamentals from the following areas:
    • One unit of historiography: Performing and Applied Arts 150
    • One unit of theory chosen from Performing and Applied Arts 170 or 221
    • One unit of embodiment chosen from Performing and Applied Arts 100, 106, 113, 115, 180 or Health and Society 110, 301
    • One unit of composition chosen from Performing and Applied Arts 207, 250, 255, or 351
    • One unit of career preparation: Performing and Applied Arts 275 (.5) and 375 (.5) This requirement can be completed in one year or divided into early and later years after declaration.
    • Two units of collaboration
      • Theory and Practice (1 unit): Performing and Applied Arts 143 (.5) and 144 (.5).
      • Practicum (1 unit): Performing and Applied Arts 80 (.25-1) Students are encouraged to complete at least .25 unit of this requirement in the first year after declaration and .25 unit in the second year after declaration. The remaining .5 unit may be completed at any time.
  2. Three units of specialization courses. Specialization courses enable students to explore specific topic areas. In consultation with the advisor, students may select multiple courses within one topic or from multiple topics.
    • Production: Performing and Applied Arts 112, 114, 140, 240 (.5), 241 (.5), 242 (.5), 245, 247 (.5), 260, 263, 265, 310, 312
    • Dance: Performing and Applied Arts 113, 213, 313 (Modern); 115, 215, 315 (Ballet); 180 (.75), 360, 370, Health and Society 110, 301
    • Music: Performing and Applied Arts 011-069 (.25), 90, 170, 220, 229, 255, 260, 265, 270, 276
    • Theatre: Performing and Applied Arts 100, 106, 206, 207, 222, 225, 288, 306, 351
    • Arts: Performing and Applied Arts 219, 220, 221, 222, 276, 285, 243 (.5), 290, 310, Media Studies 270 (if topic is appropriate)
  3. Two units to broaden perspectives chosen from outside the department in consultation with the advisor.
  4. Writing/communication requirement: Competent communication in Performing and Applied Arts is attained through the successful completion of various courses pertinent to three distinct interactive modes. Physical and oral proficiency is achieved in embodiment courses, acting and dance courses, music courses, and practica (participation in production). Proficiency in writing is acquired in Performing and Applied Arts 150, 219, 220, 221, 285, 290, and 310. Visual communication skills are gained in design courses, directing courses, composition courses, and stagecraft courses. Graduating majors must be able to communicate clearly through the media they have studied. In addition, they should be able to describe, explain, and critique comprehensively both the artistic processes and the products of that art through means of oral and physical communication, written documentation, and visual presentation.
  5. PART encourages an internship, field term or summer participation in a professional environment or in specialized overseas study.

Requirement Type

Major

Units Needed to Achieve

12

Primary Section

7723

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