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Theatre Minor

Why Minor in Theatre?

A Theatre minor may be particularly attractive if you seek to augment your major field of study with a basic knowledge of theatre.

Requirements for the Minor in Theatre

Requirements for the Theatre Minor - 21 Credits

 

    One course from each of the following areas:

     

      A) Theatre History:

       

      • THEA 0104 - Introduction to Theatre
      • THEA 0261 - Theatre History: Early Stages
      • THEA 0262 - Theatre History: Renaissance to Romanticism
      • THEA 0263 - Theatre History: The Modern Stage

      B) Dramatic Literature:

       

      • ENGL 0287 - World Drama
      • ENGL 0317 - Shakespeare: Tragedies and Histories
      • ENGL 0318 - Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances
      • ENGL 0364 - American Drama
      • ENGL 0366 - Drama of the Western World
      • ENGL 0370 - Modern Drama

      C) Performance:

       

      • THEA 0121 - Acting Styles: Techniques, Theory and Practice
      • THEA 0151 - Introduction to Performance
      • THEA 0252 - Acting I
      • THEA 0255 - Directing I
      • THEA 0357 - Acting II
      • THEA 0358 - Production Seminar
      • THEA 0359 - Acting for Film and Television
      • THEA 0368 - Directing II

      D) Design:

       

      • THEA 0152 - Scenography
      • THEA 0343 - Sound Design for Theatre
      • THEA 0354 - Costume Design
      • THEA 0389 - Scene Design
      • THEA 0390 - Lighting Design

      E) Technical Theatre:

       

      • THEA 0353 - Theatre Workshop
      • THEA 0356 - Stagecraft Techniques
      • THEA 0360 - Theatre Production

      Electives

      Students must take one or two additional elective theatre courses - as necessary to achieve the required 21 credit hours - to be chosen from the Required Theatre Arts Core Curriculum, from the Tracks of Study or from the Approved Theatre Arts Elective Courses.

        Approved Theatre Elective Courses

        Students may petition to substitute courses from this list of electives to satisfy the core curriculum or the Performance or Design/Technology track requirements. Approval will be granted by the student’s faculty advisor and the department chair, provided such substitutions satisfy the depth, breadth, and specificity of study required by the Theatre Arts program.

        • ART 0103 - Drawing I
        • ART 0104 - Design Fundamentals
        • ART 0106 - Art Survey: Prehistoric to Middle Ages
        • ART 0107 - Art Survey: Renaissance to Present
        • COMM 0101 - Introduction to Mass Communication
        • COMM 0332 - Writing for the Electronic Media
        • ENGL 0276 - Writing About the Arts
        • ENGL 0285 - Basics of Film Writing
        • ENGL 0367 - Film Theory and Criticism
        • ENGL 0385 - Screenwriting for Feature Film
        • ENGL 0391 - Special Studies in Film
        • ENGL 0393 - History and Development of Motion Pictures
        • MUSC 0101 - Music Appreciation
        • MUSC 0160 - History of Jazz
        • MUSC 0200 - Music History I
        • MUSC 0201 - Music History II
        • THEA 0350 - Dramaturgy
        • THEA 0358 - Production Seminar *
        • THEA 0360 - Theatre Production
        • THEA 0362 - Research Seminar in Theatre
        • THEA 0398 - Internship in Theatre
        • THEA 0399 - Independent Study

        Note:

        * May be taken up to eight times for credit