The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) gives students a strong grasp of historical, cultural, and practical contexts in which live performance develops. With close faculty contact, department majors pursue areas of interest that may include acting, directing, writing, dance, devised theater, design, stage management, performance theory, and cultural studies.
TAPS has the following degree options: BA in Theater and Performance Studies, a minor in Theater and Performances Studies, and an Honors program. TAPS majors must declare a concentration in Acting or Theater-Making. TAPS minors have the option of declaring a concentration in Dance.
African and African American Studies
An interdisciplinary undergraduate major that seeks to convey a broad understanding of American culture and society in all their complexity.
Think critically about the visual arts and visual culture and focus on the meaning of images and media, and their historical development, roles in society, and relationships to disciplines such as literature, music, and philosophy.
Environmental Systems Engineering
Be prepared to incorporate environmentally sustainable design, strategies and practices into natural and built systems and infrastructure involving buildings, water supply, and coastal regions.