Theater is a collaborative art form where different arts, disciplines and fields of knowledge converge to create a sensorial experience much greater than the sum of its parts. The Theater Arts Minor is designed to enhance a major area of study and provide personal enrichment. The minor is for students who need to demonstrate a wide range of interests, particularly students in the Humanities, Communication, Marketing, and the Arts. A Theater Arts Minor offers flexibility in career searches and is considered an asset by graduate schools.
Students who add the Theater Arts Minor to their degree will develop their creative skills, expand their knowledge of theater and performance and become more competitive in their field.
What You Will Study
The Theater Arts Minor Certificate has no required courses, offering students the opportunity to design their own minor with a focus on the subjects of their choice. The certificate focuses on interdisciplinary practical and collaborative work, allowing students to develop skills that will complement many other fields of study. You develop skills in directing, acting, public speaking and communication, lighting, stage and costume design, or skills in managing publicity and production. You should book an advising appointment with the Theater Department head for advising to learn about the courses offered and to plan a minor that best complements your major and educational goals.
To complete the Theater Arts Minor you need to take five courses (15 credit hours) from a range of offerings. A minimum CI of at least 2.0 is required for the completion of a minor.
what you will study
You can choose any of the following courses provided you have fulfilled any prerequisites they may have:
The Making of TheaterStagecraft
Movement for the Stage
The Actor’s Process
Voice and Speech I
The Space of Performance
Performance in Athens
The Theatrical Event
Introduction to Theater Practice
Sound in Theater
The Face and the Mask
Movement For The Stage Practitioner
Voice and Speech II
Acting The Scene
The Scenographic Space of Performance
The Directing Process
Performance as a Political and Social Act
Theater as a Collaborative Practice
Computational Media and Interactive Art
Stage Combat and Choreography
New Spatialities: Contemporary Performance and Outdoor Space
Critical Practices And Contemporary Performance
The Classical Tradition In Contemporary Contexts