Course Description

Theater 10: Introduction to Theater, THEATER 10

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Exploration of theater in production, with emphasis on collaborative role of theater artists and active role of audience. Understanding of and access to live theatrical event and enhanced appreciation of value of theater to society; development of critical skills through consideration of representative examples of theatrical production from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. P/NP or Letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Theater

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH, VL.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Literary and Cultural Analysis; 
Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice;
Major Requirement: required for Theater minor

UC Merced:
units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: ERC - fine arts; Warren - May be counted for PofC depending on major/PofC/AS; TMC - 1 course toward Fine Arts or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Revelle - fine arts, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Arts, Sixth - 1 NAHR; Muir: 1 course in a Fine Arts theme in "Theatre and Dance"
Major Requirement: Theatre Major and/or minor requirement;
Course Equivalence: UCSD TDGE 1

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area F - Arts
Major Preparation: Likely applicable to Preparation for the Major for Theater BA under "Theater 7, 9, 22, 23, 25, or 40" requirement after petition.
Course Equivalence: Likely equivalent to Theater 7 after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: IM

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

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Course Creator

D.M. Gorshein

David Gorshein holds a Ph.D. in theater and performance studies from UCLA, and a B.A. in communication (with high honors) from the University of Michigan. At UCLA TFT, Gorshein has developed performance theory and history classes, online and on-campus. He has received teaching awards including the UCLA Library’s Affordable Course Materials Initiative. Since 2012, he has served as a representative for UCLA Admissions.   

In addition to teaching at UCLA, Gorshein is also a faculty member in Theatre Arts at California State University, Long Beach. He previously taught at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood.

Gorshein’s research focuses on the intersections of identity and popular culture. His writing appears in peer-reviewed anthologies and journals including Theatre Journal and The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. His research has earned awards from the Mellon Foundation and from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Gorshein has also blogged for The Huffington Post.

With his husband, costume designer Scott Cronick, Gorshein was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 2012, for the first same-sex wedding aired on late-night TV, officiated by Conan O’Brien.

David Gorshein holds a Ph.D. in theater and performance studies from UCLA, and a B.A. in communication (with high honors) from the University of Michigan. At UCLA TFT, Gorshein has developed performance theory and history classes, online and on-campus. He has received teaching awards including the UCLA Library’s Affordable Course Materials Initiative. Since 2012, he has served as a ...

David Gorshein holds a Ph.D. in theater and performance studies from UCLA, and a B.A. in communication (with high honors) from the University of Michigan. At UCLA TFT, Gorshein has developed performance theory and history classes, online and on-campus. He has received teaching awards including the UCLA Library’s Affordable Course Materials Initiative. Since 2012, he has served as a representative for UCLA Admissions.   

In addition to teaching at UCLA, Gorshein is also a faculty member in Theatre Arts at California State University, Long Beach. He previously taught at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood.

Gorshein’s research focuses on the intersections of identity and popular culture. His writing appears in peer-reviewed anthologies and journals including Theatre Journal and The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. His research has earned awards from the Mellon Foundation and from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Gorshein has also blogged for The Huffington Post.

With his husband, costume designer Scott Cronick, Gorshein was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 2012, for the first same-sex wedding aired on late-night TV, officiated by Conan O’Brien.


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