Theatre, Minor

Theatre minors are important and fully engaged members of our theatre department and community. Minors may be interested in becoming professional theatre artists or looking for creative inspiration or to enhance their communication skills. No two student experiences are alike, and you can choose the path that matches your theatre interests and ambitions.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Note: No student may receive a theatre minor as a result of external transfer credit only.

Required Course

THTR 1101Introduction to Theatre4

Foundational Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Acting
Technical Theatre 1
Introduction to Theatrical Design
From Script to Stage


Choose two courses from the following options (prerequisites may apply):8
Improvisation for Entrepreneurs—Abroad
Introduction to Acting
Technical Theatre 1
Introduction to Acting Abroad
Dance Performance and History: Modern to Hip Hop
The Professional Voice
The Professional Voice Abroad
Activism and Performance
African-American Theatre
Introduction to Theatrical Design
Classics of Global Theatre
History of Musical Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
America Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream
From Script to Stage
Boston Theatre Experience
Theatre and Society
Acting 2
Acting for the Camera
Stage Makeup
Technical Theatre 2
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Scenic Design
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Theatre
Voice and Speech for the Actor
Acting 3—Playing Shakespeare
Directing for the Stage
Musical Theatre Performance

Making Theatre

Participate in a theatre department production:
THTR 1100Production Experience 11
NOTE: If cast in a substantial role, THTR 3700 Rehearsal and Production (4 semester hours) can be substituted for THTR 1100.

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor