Professional Presentation, Minor

Whether you are speaking at a meeting, engaging an audience, pitching a new idea, or energizing your team, effective presentation skills are essential to professional success. This dynamic, interdisciplinary minor is designed to help you become a more confident, creative, and compelling communicator. Uniting the acting training of theatre with practical techniques of communications studies, develop an individualized course of study that will empower your voice and speech, cultivate your “on stage” persona, and develop high impact presentation skills to enhance your career prospects.


Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Presentation Requirement

Complete 2 of the following:8
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speaking
Persuasion and Rhetoric
Communication and Storytelling
Presentation, Style, and Professional Communication

Performance Requirement

Complete 2 of the following:8
Improvisation for Entrepreneurs—Abroad
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to Acting Abroad
The Professional Voice
The Professional Voice Abroad
Acting for the Camera

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in minor