Minor Overview

The theater department is home to an incredibly vibrant community of people with diverse talents in the performing arts. This minor is a great way to enrich your liberal arts experience and develop creative thinking and communications skills, while building a foundation in the areas of theater study and production. You’ll explore the fundamentals of acting, directing, playwriting, design and theater history, and have the flexibility to shape the program to reflect your interests.

Our affiliation with the The Barrow Group Theatre Company in New York City offers a unique opportunity to work with professional directors and actors in collaborative workshops and to stage performances. You also can earn credit and gain hands-on experience working on a one of the many Theater for the Community productions that are staged throughout the year.

Curriculum and Requirements

Theater Minor Curriculum

Students select courses from an array of offerings in acting, directing, playwriting, design, stagecraft, theater administration and theater history. Students also may earn theater practicum credit by working on the Main Stage productions (18 credits).

Theater Minor Required Courses
DR 140Stagecraft3
or DR 257 Design for the Theater
DR 160Acting I3
DR 230Directing I3
or DR 350 Playwriting I
Take one of the following courses:
DR 270World Theater History and Dramatic Literature I3
DR 275World Theater History and Dramatic Literature II3
DR 375History and Dramatic Literature of the Contemporary Theater3
Select any DR course3
Select any 200-400 level DR course3
Total Credits18

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