Additional Course Information

Most, if not all of these classes are Instructor Override.  If you have general questions about obtaining an Instructor Override, please consult the Student FAQ at the Office of the Registrar's website.

See below for application forms and further instructions for the following TAPS classes: 

TAPS 0220 - Persuasive Communication

Instructor: Barbara Tannenbaum.  Primarily for seniors. Limited to 18 per section.  Interested students should fill out and submit the TAPS 0220 Application form via campus mail to Beth Moloney, Box 1897.  Applications can also be dropped off in person in the main office (Lyman 106). Please note the date of submission will be the date the application is actually received in the office in person or via campus mail, not the date that you may have filled out the application and you will not receive a confirmation of receipt of the application due to the high volume of applications we receive.  Questions about the waitlist should be directed to the department via email at taps(at) You must attend the first day of class, as no permission will be given during pre-registration


TAPS 0030 - Introduction to Acting and Directing

Instructors for 2013-14: Connie Crawford (Fall/Spring AM sections), Flordelino Lagundino (Fall PM section), and Devon McCorkle (Spring PM section). This class for first-year students only explores basic acting/directing concepts from a variety of perspectives including the use of the actor's imagination/impulsivity in the creation of truthful, dramatic performance; the body, as a way of knowing and communicating knowledge; and the voice, as a means of discovering and revealing emotion/thought.  There is a mandatory tech requirement.     If you are interested in the class, you must complete the questionnaire and submit it to the appropriate instructor (either via email, at the Orientation meeting, or at the first class.)  Priority is given to early applicants and no permission will be given during pre-registration.  No prior experience is necessary  but all four sections of this class fill up quickly.  

A departmental orientation  is held at the beginning of the Fall Semester as part of the larger campus-wide undergrad Orientation.  Attendance at this orientation is encouraged if you wish to join this class in either semester, as applicants for the spring sections are selected starting in the Fall.   Check your orientation brochures or the undergraduate orientation website for the location. 

TAPS 0030 Application 

Tech Requirement:
Run Crew Information 
Run Crew Expectations 
Fall Production Dates   (subject to change)
Spring Production Dates   TBD (subject to change)


 TAPS 1210 - Solo Performance (spring semester only)

Proposals for admission to Solo 2015 (TAPS 1210) are due by 5pm on October 29th.

- No late proposals will be accepted.
- I may call you by phone to discuss your application.
- The 2015 Solo class roster will be announced on November 9th.
- There will be some assignments over Winter Break.

**Please ONLY APPLY TO SOLO IF you are able to agree to the following conditions:

- Demands of this course preclude working on other shows in ANY capacity after spring break. This includes independent projects.
- The solo pieces created in this class will be shown as part of Commencement SoloFest and you are required to perform your solo for parent audiences, etc.

For questions about this process or the class in general, please email Solo Instructor Kali Quinn at
No permission will be given during pre-registration.  


 TAPS 1390 - Contemporary Mande Performance 

Instructor: Michelle Bach-Coulibaly.  All interested students must submit an application form  and fulfill all the requirements as described.  


 TAPS 0330 - Mande Dance, Music and Culture 

Instructor: Michelle Bach-Coulibaly.  All interested students must submit an application form and fulfill all the requirements as described.