The Theater Minor

The Theater Minor program provides students with a challenging and integrated course of study in the history, literature, theory and practice of theater, both in the classroom and in production.


The department welcomes several new declared minors each year. Minors take a minimum of six courses within the department, covering both theater practice (acting, directing, design, dance, stage management, technical production, and playwriting) and theater studies (the history, criticism, and theory of theater and performance). All minors are required to take THEA 40 (Technical Production) and one course from the Theater & Society sequence (THEA 15, 16, or 17).  They also required to fulfill two additional production requirements, demonstrating active and sustained participation in theatrical production.

Students considering a minor in theater should familiarize themselves with the course and production requirements as well as the department's course offerings and descriptions. To help you with your planning, you may also wish to use our Theater Minor Course Planner worksheet.

Although minors are not assigned a faculty advisor, the chair and/or any faculty member would be happy to offer advice and guidance on appropriate coursework.

For more information on our minor, please contact our Academic Coordinator.