Theater Arts Minor


Similar to the Major, The Minor in Theater Arts is designed to give students the opportunity to engage in advanced study of Theater Arts and to experiment broadly in the making of theater. The flexibility of the minor allows students either to explore several theatrical disciplines such as playwriting, acting, directing, or design or to concentrate more deeply in one. 

Please click here for a Theater Arts Minor Application form. Theater Arts uses a different form that the HASS application. 

The Minor in Theater Arts consists of the equivalent of six subjects arranged in three tiers of study as follows:

Students must take five classes between area 1 and area 2.

Area I Theater and Performance Studies
Select between one and four of the following:

21M.611 Foundations of Theater Practice
21M.690 Sport as Performance
21M.700 China on Stage
21M.706 Asian American Theater
21M.710 Script Analysis
21M.711 Production Seminar
21M.714  Contemporary American Theater
21M.715 Topics in Theater Arts
21M.800 All the World’s a Stage: Socio-Political Perspectives in Global Performance
21M.846 Topics in Performance Studies
21M.848 Performance Studies: Advanced Theories of Sport

(Students must take five classes between area 1 and area 2.)

Area II Theater and Performance Practice
Select between one and four of the following:

21M.600 Introduction to Acting
21M.601 Drawing for Designers
21M.603 Introduction to Design for the Theater
21M.604 Playwriting Fundamentals
21M.605 Voice and Speech for the Actor
21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft
21M.607 Playwriting Methods
21M.608 Screenwriting
21M.623 Physical Improvisation
21M.624 Acting with the Camera
21M.645 Motion Theater
21M.702 Live Solo Performance: Monodrama and Composition
21M.704 Musical Theater Workshop
21M.705 Acting Intensive
21M.712 Choreography: Making Dances
21M.732 Costume Design
21M.733 Set Design
21M.734 Lighting Design
21M.735 Technical Design for Performance
21M.737 Interactive Design and Projection for Live Performance
21M.785J Playwrights Lab
21M.790 Director's Craft
21M.830 Acting: Techniques and Style
21M.840 Performance Media
21M.842  Live Cinema Performance
21M.861 Topics in Performance Technique
21M.862 Topics in Performance Practice
21M.863 Advanced Topics in Theater Arts

Area III Performance and Design
Twelve units from the following subjects, which must be taken over at least two semesters:

21M.803 Performance and Design Workshop
21M.806 Applied Performance and Design Production
21M.809 Performance and Design Intensive
21M.851 Independent Study in Performance and Design

NOTE: If you are interested in participating in a practicum during Fall 2019 semester, please complete this interest form. Once you have completed the form with your avalibity and preferences, you will hear back from a member of the Theater Arts staff with your practicum assignment. 

Please note that the Performance and Design Practica course numbers have changed as of Spring 2017. If you have previously taken 21M.805, 21M.815 or 21M.854, they will still count towards your minor requirements.

The Minor Advisor is Claire Conceison.