Subject Matter Program

Program Description

The California State University, Sacramento Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student-learning to advance critically-thinking, creative and collaborative artists. It provides a broad and thorough foundation of the history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue post graduate studies or join the profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges students to be independent thinkers. Our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complemented by national and international faculty and staff experience.

Minimum Grade Requirement

The courses outlined below must be completed with a "B" average.

Note: Students may also pursue a secondary teaching credential in English/Theatre. The requirements represent a 57-unit waiver program in the two departments. 

Program Requirements

Basic Core (27 Units)
ENGL 40AIntroduction to British Literature I3
ENGL 50AIntroduction to American Literature I3
ENGL 50BIntroduction to American Literature II3
ENGL 110ALinguistics and the English Language3
ENGL 120AAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 125ALiterature and Film for Adolescents3
ENGL 125BWriting and the Young Writer3
ENGL 140
ENGL 145BShakespeare - Early Plays, 1592-16003
or ENGL 145C Shakespeare - Later Plays, 1600-1612
THEA 174Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre 3
Breadth and Perspective (28 Units)
THEA 2History of the Theatre: Ancient to Renaissance3
THEA 3Theatre History After 16603
THEA 11Acting Study I3
THEA 16Stagecraft3
THEA 20Lighting3
THEA 100Script Analysis3
THEA 107Directing3
THEA 120APracticum in Technical Production1
THEA 131Costume Design3
Select one of the following:3
Black Drama in the African Diaspora
Women and Theatre: Staging Diversity
African American Theatre and Culture
Contemporary Chicano/Latino Theatre: Themes and Performance 1965-Present
Total Units55