The Department of Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.
Study Abroad for Theater, Dance and Performance Studies Majors (PDF) N/A
Study Abroad Information on the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Website N/A
Berkeley Programs Questionnaire
Yes to both. Every other summer (2016, 2018, 2020, etc) we teach an acting and Irish Literature course in Ireland. We also participate in the Fall Global Freshman Program teaching a theater course in London, England.
Theater 113A -- Performance Literature: Irish Theater: Origins and Contemporary Scene fulfills L&S Arts and Humanities Breadth and TDPS Majors’ Upper Division Performance Literature course. The London theater course fulfills L&S Arts and Humanities Breadth only.
UCEAP Programs Questionnaire
8 Upper Division Units -- have not typically seen any lower division work that transfers back to TDPS.
No -- students’ individual plans of study do not allow this information to be readily repeatable by others. A discussion with the TDPS UG Advisor can give suggested colleges or previous experiences of other students. You can also look through the MyEAP Course Catalog for courses offered in theater and dance abroad.
No such plans exist because of the variety of foci in our major. Students are encouraged to take a summer, semester, or year abroad to support their studies.
Students either present documentation before they go or after they return. This usually includes the syllabus, the written work, the booklist, and any other documents that show the scope and nature of the course. TDPS UG Advisor can evaluate it for elective equivalency. Faculty members teaching the equivalent course will be consulted to determine required course equivalency if needed.
Yes -- if you are well-organized and can do any final planning or coordinating from abroad.
Yes, all grades are included in your overall GPA, which we consider the departmental GPA.
Yes, all grades are counted towards departmental honors.
Undergraduate Academic Advisor.
Yes. Advising is possible via email. Majors are required to keep a 2.0 GPA in their departmental coursework.
Make sure you have completed all required courses before going abroad your last semester.
Independent Programs Questionnaire
Summer Programs coursework at American Conservatory Theater (ACT) is considered 4 units of elective credit. Make sure to send a copy of your transcript to the UCB Registrar so that coursework will come into your UCB transcript.
Look at the syllabus (course description, course requirements, reading list, topics covered) before the course (if available) and possibly the actual written and graded papers from the course after the course. Otherwise, present all of these materials after the course concludes to the Undergraduate Academic Advisor.