Theater Arts Minor*
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
The Theater Arts minor offers a foundation in the diverse aspects of contemporary theater. The minor focuses on the collaborative approach to theatrical production, allowing students to study both the practical and academic aspects of theater. Students emerge with knowledge of acting, directing, stagecraft, and dramaturgy/theater history. Minors are also encoruaged to audition for or to crew departmental productions on our main stage proscenium theater in Dreyfuss and our newly renovated black box, the Barn Theater. Between these spaces, we mount a full season of musicals, classics, and contemporary productions each year, providing opportunities for hands-on application of classroom learning.
Required Courses (12 credits)
- THEA 1110 Introduction to Acting
- THEA 2005 Directing I
- THEA 2209 Stagecraft I
- THEA 1201 Development of the Theater I: Ancient to Elizabethan OR THEA1202 Development of the Theater II: Restoration to Today
Select ONE of the following (3 credits)
* Effective Fall 2015
NOTE: Students who previously declared an 18-credit minor in this area must complete a "Declaration of Minor" form (available in the Records Office) in order to convert to the revised, 15-credit minor. Students who convert to the revised minor MUST complete all requirements affiliated with the 15-credit minor. No course substitutions will be permitted.