The Minor in Theater, offered by the Department of Theater, is available to undergraduate students in other departments and colleges. The minor is intended to give some broad introduction in theater followed by a small amount of specialization. A notation on the transcript will indicate successful completion of the minor.

Students electing the Theater minor may apply up to six transfer credits toward the twenty credits required for the minor. THTR 1087 is not available as an equivalency for any articulated credit in transfer. Students must receive the permission of their advisor before starting in this program. Once the minor has been approved, students must follow the academic rules of the Department of Theater for all Theater courses. Minor credit is not given for Theater grades below C. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in the minor. Students with theater averages under 2.0 GPA for more than two semesters will be dropped from the program. Students with averages under 2.0 GPA may not begin the program. Students minoring in Theater should collaborate with a Theater department advisor in the selection of coursework.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Fred Duer, MFA, Chair
Tomlinson Theater, Room 210A

Peter Reynolds, MFA, Assistant Chair
Tomlinson Theater, Room 210B

Department Office
Tomlinson Theater, Room 209


Required Courses
THTR 1002Theater: The Collaborative Art3
THTR 3051Modern Directions3
THTR 1087Production Practicum (2 semesters required)1/1
Theater Electives - Select 4 courses from either or a combination of the Additional Courses below:12
Additional Courses in Theater History and Literature
American Musical Theater
Theater of Protest
African-American Theater
Queer Theater
Seminar in Drama
History of Decor
World of the Play
Additional Courses in Theater Performance
Creativity: Basic
Poetry as Performance
Acting I
Jacques Lecoq Technique Part 1
Poetic Ethnography
Voice for the Actor
Speech for the Actor
Basic Movement
Dance for the Actor
Acting II
Community Engaged Theater
Musical Theater Voice & Acting
Musical Theater Scene Study
Additional Courses in Theater Design and Production
Welcome Backstage
Introduction to Design
Lighting Design I
Costume Design I
Scene Design I
Additional Courses in Theater Producing/Directing
Stage Management I
Introduction to the Director's Art
Theater Management I
Total Credit Hours20