UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

MAJOR CONCENTRATIONS

All TAPS majors are required to select a concentration in Acting or Theater-Making. TAPS minors may also choose to concentrate in Dance. General guidance on course sequencing is available from the TAPS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Diana Looser; the Coordinator of the Acting Concentration, Amy Freed; the Coordinator of the Theater-Making Concentration, Michael Rau; and the Coordinator of the Dance Concentration, Aleta Hayes.

Slide ACTING The Acting concentration develops students’ skills in acting for the theater and related performance contexts. In practicum classes, students enhance their creative abilities under the guidance of teaching artists. Students also complete complementary coursework in performance studies and are encouraged to explore playwriting, directing, and/or devising in order to expand their exposure to major ideas and approaches in the field. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the required course TAPS 120A Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting early in the major as a gateway for their further technique classes. Acting Students major concentration THEATER-
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major concentration This concentration develops students' creative skills in theater-making. The theater-making concentration reflects the collaborative interdisciplinary nature of theater practice, with rich partnerships and dialogues between the crafts of directing, playwriting, producing, design and stagecraft. Students learn skills to build original theater productions. The disciplines grouped under this concentration offer a broad cross-section of theater-making skills and approaches. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the required course TAPS 101P: Theater and Performance Making early in the major as a gateway for their further studies. The Dance concentration offers diverse approaches to dance as a performing art, cultural practice, political act, and embodiment of ideology and beliefs. The minor requirements integrate academic and creative studio work to help students develop a command of dance as an art form and as a subject of critical inquiry. Students study a range of techniques grounded in Western dance practices as well as a variety of global dance forms, and have regular opportunities to perform, choreograph, and collaborate. Guidance on course sequencing is available from the TAPS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Diana Looser and/or from the coordinator of the Dance concentration, Aleta Hayes. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the required course DANCE 11 Introduction to Dance Studies early in the major as a gateway for their further studies. DANCE MINOR CONCENTRATION The Theater and Performance Studies concentration provides students with historical, critical, and practical knowledge about theater and performance. Guidance on course sequencing is available from the TAPS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Diana Looser. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take the required course TAPS 1 Introduction to Theater and Performance Studies early in the major as a gateway for their further studies. THEATER &
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