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Theater Studies
Degree Requirements
Theater Major  |  Theater Minor

Theater Major
(11.5 semester course credits)

Required courses offered at Mills (6 course credits)

Core requirements (4.5 course credits):

DNC 159 Stage Production (.25)

THS 004 Acting Fundamentals I (.5)

THS 017 Embodied Movement (.25)

THS 106 Acting Fundamentals II (.5)

THS 137 Performance (.5)

THS 141 Acting Methods (.5)

THS 164 History of Theater (1)

THS 175A/B and 275A/B Documentary Theater/Playwriting (.5, .5)

Electives (1.5 course credits):

ARTH 139 History of Performance Art (1)

DNC 014/114 Technique in International Styles of Dance (.25)

DNC 015/115 Jazz (.25)

DNC 034/134 Movement Improvisation (.5)

DNC 080 Laban Studies (.5)

DNC 170/270 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration (.5-1)

DNC 198/298 Dance Theater in Traditional Contemporary Performance (1)

ENG 115 Shakespeare (1)

ENG 161 Modern Drama (1)

THS 143 Acting for Camera (.5)

THS 151 Costume Design (.5)

THS 160 Topics in Musical Theater (1)

THS 168/268 Directing (.5)

NOTE: Students must take one elective course outside of the theater studies (e.g., dance, music, English). The course must be approved by the theater advisor.

Courses offered at ACT (5.5 course credits):

ACT 406 Acting Styles* (1.25)

ACT 414 Physical Theater** (1)

ACT 424 Voice, Verse, and Character* (1)

ACT 434 Cultural Landscapes/Arts Colloquy (1)

ACT 454 Devised Work** (1.25)

For description and schedule of courses, please visit ACT Curriculum.

* Prerequisite: THS 004, Acting Fundamentals I. Can be taken concurrently.

** Prerequisite: THS 004 Acting Fundamentals I or THS 017 Embodied Movement. One of these can be taken concurrently.


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Theater Minor
(6 semester course credits)

Under the auspices of the Mills Dance Department, students are able to design their own minor in theater studies. After fulfilling the requirements, students choose electives to create a minor with an emphasis on drama (based on seminars courses) or on physical theater (based on practicum/performance classes).

Core requirements (4.5 course credits):

DNC 159 Stage Production (.25)

THS 004 Acting Fundamentals I (.5)

THS 106 Acting Fundamentals II (.5)

THS 017 Embodied Movement (.25)

THS 164 History of Theater (1)

THS 137 Performance(.5)

THS 141 Acting Methods (.5)

THS 175A/B and 275A/B Documentary Theater/Playwriting (.5, .5)

Electives (1.5 course credits):

ARTH 139 History of Performance Art (1)

DNC 014/114 Technique in International Styles of Dance (.25)

DNC 015/115 Jazz (.25)

DNC 034/134 Movement Improvisation (.5)

DNC 080 Laban Studies (.5)

DNC 170/270 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration (.5-1)

DNC 198/298 Dance Theater in Traditional Contemporary Performance (1)

ENG 115 Shakespeare (1)

ENG 161 Modern Drama (1)

THS 143 Acting for Camera (.5)

THS 151 Costume Design (.5)

THS 160 Topics in Musical Theater (1)

THS 168/268 Directing (.5)

NOTE: Students must take one elective course outside of theater studies (e.g., dance, music, English). The course must be approved by the theater advisor.

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P: 510.430.2175
F: 510.430.3272
E: theater@mills.edu

Last Updated: 9/26/14