Minor Requirements

Core Courses

A total of 5 courses are required for the Theatre minor. 3 of the following coures must be completed:

  • 101/102 – Drama, Stage and Society I or II
  • 211/221 – Introduction to Acting or Directing
  • 231/241 – Stagecraft or Introduction to Theatrical Design



In addition to the 3 core coures, each minor is required to take 2 electives.

The Theatre program offers recurring electives in areas such as playwriting, dramaturgy, adaptation, improvisation, stage management, and arts administration. If there is a specific subject you're interested in learning more about that you don't see listed in the course catalog, let the Chair of the Department know.

Experiential Learning

Theatre minors must engage in a range of experiential learning, including items from three of the categories below, at least one of which must be a THE/DAN practicum course.

Experiential learning may take many forms, including departmental productions, internships, or jobs. Activities may take place on- or off-campus, be paid or unpaid, and be taken for-credit or audited. Experiences not listed below may be considered but must be approved by the department chair.

  • THE/DAN 182 (Performance)
  • MUS Musical (performer)
  • Dance Club Concert (performer)
  • THE/DAN 184 (Dramaturgy)
  • MUS Musical (dramaturg)
  • THE/DAN 186 (Choreography)
  • MUS Musical (choreographer)
  • Dance Club Concert (choreographer)
  • THE/DAN 183 (Design)
  • MUS Musical (designer)
  • THE/DAN 187/287 (Directing)
  • MUS Musical (asst-/co-director)
  • THE/DAN 185/285 (Stage Management)
  • GCA Crew (50 hours)
  • THE/DAN 181 (Crew)
  • MUS Musical (Crew)
  • THE/DAN Shop Staff  (1 year) 
  • Front of House Management (1 year)
  • Graphic Design / Social Media Coordinator (1 year)
  • Department Admin Assistant (1 year)
  • THE/DAN Club Officer (1 year)
  • AME Internship

Other Expectations

All theatre minors are expected to be supportive members of their peers and role models within the Department. Examples of this include volunteering at work calls, load ins, and strikes; attending Department productions, lectures, and events; and trying new things/being encouraging of students who want to try a discipline or subject outside of their typical repertoire.