Minor in Theatre

The theatre minor is designed to be an enhancement to a major area of study and/or personal enrichment. The minor allows students to continue their participation in theatre and may be especially attractive to students in the humanities (English), education, communication (Film, Journalism), and the arts (Music, Architecture). 

The theatre minor offers a broad introduction to the many aspects of theatre and requires a minimum of 18 credits in specific areas.  Theatre minors are required to take one class in each of four specific topics: Play Analysis, Survey of Theatre, Production, and Theatre History. Those classes will be selected in consultation with our Theatre Minor Advisor, who will assist the student in choosing the class that best reflects the student’s interests, works within the student’s schedule, and fulfills the minor requirement.

In addition to these courses, which place theatrical literature and aesthetic in historical, social, and political perspectives, students elect 6 credits in Supporting Courses. Students can often focus on a specific area (such as acting, costume design, or music direction) by working with the Theatre Minor Advisor to schedule specific classes. Dance and Voice classes frequently fulfill the supporting courses requirement.  

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

PLEASE NOTE: Entrance into the theatre minor does not guarantee entrance into any theatre course. Some Theatre and Dance classes are only available
to theatre majors.
Students are advised to schedule a meeting with the Theatre Minor Advisor in their freshman year to create a strategy to complete the minor requirements.

For more information: STACIE@PSU.EDU




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