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Global Arts Studies, Performance Studies Emphasis, B.A.

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Requirements for the Global Arts Studies Major

In addition to adhering to General Education Requirements  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Global Arts Studies major requires at least 52 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade, and specifically may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis.

Lower Division Requirements [12 Units]

Common Foundations Courses [8 Units]

Complete the following two courses:

Lecture/Seminar Elective [4 Units]

Complete one additional lower division GASP course from the following course ranges:

*Visual Studies Emphasis students may take GASP 007 or GASP 050-069.

Upper Division Requirements [16 Units]

Complete the following four courses. Note: GASP 192 must be taken for 4 units.

Performance Studies Emphasis

The field of Performance Studies examines the relationships between performance in music, dance, theater, and other arts with human cultures and experiences. Our students take part in performance research, combining creative practices and rigorous scholarship, to explore a range of cultural expressions, including rituals, festivals, religious ceremonies, games, parades, storytelling, dress, martial arts, and the mass media. As an interdisciplinary field, Performance Studies integrates artistic practice in music, dance, and theatre with the analytical, interpretive, and creative skills that prepare individuals for diverse careers in and beyond the arts. We analyze performance from several major perspectives, including performance as an object of analysis, as a lens for social/cultural phenomena, and as a research method. As a public institution, we make diversity and inclusion a key part of our teaching, art making, and public programming.  

Additional Foundations Courses [8 units]

Complete the following courses:

Upper Division Elective [8 units]

Complete one course from the following course ranges:

  • GASP 100-108
  • GASP 160-189

Complete one additional course from the following course range:

  • GASP 160-189

Studio/Ensemble Requirements [12 units]

Music or Dance Requirement/Ensemble [8 units]

Complete eight units chosen from the following course ranges:

  • GASP 030-049
  • GASP 130-149

Visual Arts Studio [4 units]

Complete four units chosen from the following course ranges:

  • GASP 030-049
  • GASP 130-149

Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to major in Global Arts Studies should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Below are the current Transfer Selection Criteria for the GASP Major.

Transfer Selection Criteria

To be admitted to the Global Arts Studies major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum the following course (or its  equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

  • At least two UC-Transferable arts courses (e.g. film, music, theater, visual art)

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