The minor in theatre and performance provides students with the opportunity to pursue an interest in the discipline without committing to the full array of requirements for the major.

Students interested in the minor should consult with a member of the theatre and performance faculty, then submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study. Upon admission to the minor, the student will be assigned a minor advisor from the theatre and performance faculty.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Theatre and Performance

Five courses, to include: 

  • Two of the following lower-level foundation courses:
    • THP 2020/Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies (3 credits)
    • THP 2050/Introduction to Applied Theatre (3 credits)
    • THP 2205/Shakespeare Then and Now (3 credits)
    • THP 2885/Theatre Histories I (3 credits)
    • THP 2890/Theatre Histories II (3 credits)
  • Three electives in theatre and performance
    • Two electives at any level (can include courses from the above lower level foundation list.)
    • One elective at the upper-level (3000+). Examples of courses include:
      • JOU 3780/Criticism/Reviewing Workshop
      • LIT3224/Shakespeare and Rebellion 
      • LIT3532/Body, Race and Performance
      • PHI3205/Shakespeare and Philosophy
      • PSW3155/The Art of Rewriting, Killing our Darlings
      • PSW3310/Book Writing, Story Structure in Musical Theatre
      • SCP3356/Theatre of the Oppressed, Process to Action
      • SPA3715/Modern Hispanic Theatre