Minor in Theatre

The minor in theatre allows students the opportunity to receive formal performance training, production experience, and an overview to the study of theatre as a cultural phenomenon. The curriculum consists of basic aspects of production, history, and play analysis. Students minoring in theatre also have the opportunity to take performance-based courses (such as acting and directing), traditionally academic courses (such as theatre history), as well as credit for working on productions either on stage or in technical positions. In order to complete the minor, students must complete 20 credit hours in theatre or theatre-related courses (such as English or other departmental classes with a focus on either theatre history, theatre practice, or dramatic literature); many of the courses are listed below. Eight hours must be completed in formal coursework. No more than twelve credit hours may consist of performance/production credit.

For the eight hours in formal course work:

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • GREE 2020: Euripides – 3rd Semester
  • GREE 3020: Euripides – Intermediate
  • GREE 4020: Euripides – Advanced

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • GREE 3060: Sophocles – Intermediate
  • GREE 4060: Sophocles – Advanced

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • GREE 3070: Aristophanes - Intermediate
  • GREE 4070: Aristophanes - Advanced

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • LATN 3070: Roman Comedy – Intermediate
  • LATN 4070: Roman Comedy – Advanced

Students may take any courses from the list below:

  • EDUC 3660: Practicum in Arts Education
  • ENGL 3310: Shakespeare and the Play of Genre
  • ENGL 3340: Special Studies in Shake sphere
  • THEA 1000: Introduction to Theatre
  • THEA 1100: Theatre Crafts I
  • THEA 1500: Acting One: Foundations in Realism
  • THEA 1710: Improvisation I
  • THEA 2300: Basic Theatre Design
  • THEA 2500: Acting Two: Scene Study
  • THEA 2710: Improvisation II
  • THEA 2902: Theatre Observation
  • THEA 3010: Western Theatre History I
  • SPAN 4770: Golden Age Drama
  • Any study abroad course with a primary focus on theatre or dramatic literature
  • Any special topics course with a primary focus on theatre or dramatic literature

For the twelve hours in performance/production credit, students may take:

  • THEA 1410, 1411, 1412, 1413, 2410, 2411, 2412, 2413, 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 4410, 4411, 4412, 4413: Company Performance
  • THEA 1420, 1421, 1422, 1423, 2420, 2421, 2422, 2423, 3420, 3421, 3422, 3423, 4420, 4421, 4422, 4423: Company Production