Requirements for Theatre Minor

Total hours required – 18

Base Theatre Courses Hours
TH 1513 Beginning Acting 3
TH 2423   3
TH 2453 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3

Three 1-Hour practica are required.
6 hours theatre electives.

Requirements for Secondary Emphasis

Theatre majors may also choose to minor in theatre by choosing from the areas below, or they may seek approval of a course of study designed specifically for their interests.

Minor in Acting

Total hours required – 18

Base Theatre Courses Hours
TH 1513 Beginning Acting 3
TH 2153 Intermediate Acting 3
TH 2253 Stage Combat 3
TH 4013 Advanced Acting 3
TH 4033 Period Styles 3
TH 4nnV Special Topics 1-6

Minor in Dance (Open to all university students)

Total hours required – 18

Base Theatre Courses Hours
TH 2131 Theatrical Choreography: Various Styles 9
TH 4043 Musical Theatre Performance Workshop 3
TH 4nnV Special Topics 3

One 3-hour upper-level elective approved by advisor

Minor in Design/Tech

Total hours required – 18

Base Theatre Courses Hours
TH 2163 Drafting for the Theatre 3
or TH 2213 Rendering Media 3
TH 3023 Fundamentals of Design 3
TH 3033 Theatre Management 3
TH 4nnV Special Topics 3
Select two from the following
TH 3053 Costume Design 3
TH 3063 Lighting Design 3
TH 3073 Scene Design 3

Minor in Directing

Total hours required – 18

Base Theatre Courses Hours
TH 2113 Beginning Directing 3
TH 2223 Playwriting 3
TH 3033 Theatre Managament 3
TH 3093 Dramaturgy 3
TH 4023 Advanced Directing 3
TH 4043 Musical Theatre Performance Workshop 3

Minor in Playwriting

Total hours required – 18

Base Theatre Courses Hours
TH 1533 Text Analysis 3
TH 2223 Playwriting 3
TH 3093 Dramaturgy 3
TH 4nnV Special Topics 1-6
Base English Courses Hours
EN 2903 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
or EN 36n3 Creative Writing 3
or EN 3733 Shakespreare 3

One 3-hour theatre elective approved by advisor

Requirements for Film & Creative Media Minors

The mission of the program in Film and Creative Media is to educate the next generation of artists to be independent, entrepreneurial filmmakers who graduate ready to create uplifting content for the digital entertainment marketplace.

The Production track is designed for the student who wants to make films. It is a hands-on program where a student will learn to write, film and edit films of all kinds.

Total hours required – 18

Base Theatre Courses Hours
TH 1533 Text Analysis 3
TH 3491 Theatre Workshop: Practicum (three hours) 3
Base Film & Creative Media Courses Hours
FICM 1603 Screenwriting 3
FICM 1703 Film Production Workshop 3
FICM 1803 Theatre Workshop: Practicum 3

Three hours theatre electives selected from CO 4104, MU 3503, FICM 3xnV (Producing in the Digital Age or Acting for Film).

The Film Studies track is designed for students who want to receive a theoretical understanding of film and digital media and its impact on society. It is an interdisciplinary degree in which students take classes from several different departments on campus. The film studies minor is administered through the English and Modern Languages Department; please reference that department’s section for requirements for the minor.