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Peer Gynt. Photo: Jim Carmody (2018)Peer Gynt (2018). Photo: Jim Carmody.

Theatre Major

The Theatre major provides students with a solid artistic and academic background. The required lower-division courses equip the student with the skills and knowledge necessary for more advanced study in each of the areas of study. The major is structured so that it can respond both to the needs of students who seek a broad-based "liberal arts" education in theatre or to the needs of students who plan to pursue their studies at the graduate level with the aim of acquiring either an M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree.

At least 50 percent of all required course work in theatre must be taken at UCSD. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade. No course for which a student earns a grade lower than C- can be counted as satisfying any of the department's graduation requirements.

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Performance and Production Opportunities

 Opportunities in Theatre Productions

We stage three productions a quarter in our Theatre District which is shared with Tony award-winning La Jolla Playhouse. One production a quarter is held specifically for our undergraduate actors. In addition, undergraduates have the opportunity to audition for graduate shows, including those directed by prestigious guest artists. Students interested in design, stage management, and/or directing also have the opportunity to assist in these productions.

Studio Projects

Students have the opportunity throughout the academic year to do a studio project to showcase their own interests or work created. Students interested in doing a studio project should meet with the Undergraduate Coordinator. 
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How to Audition

Learn more about audtioning for Undergraduate and Graduate productions

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Practicum Information

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