Theater Arts Minor
A theater arts minor can open doors to careers in the theater, either as a performer or as someone who works "behind the scenes" (e.g., technician, lighting designer). The skills a student learns will also enable him/her to be a creator in the field: a writer of plays, a choreographer.
The study of Theatre Arts can also provide skills applicable to other job areas such as theater management and education. Most importantly, however, is the fact that these days, the job market is demanding people who can think creatively - out of the box - and in no other discipline will a student find so many opportunities to hone their creative spirit.
Required Courses for a Theater Arts Minor (6 courses - 24 credits):
- PERF1101 Theater History and Appreciation
- PERF1111 Public Speaking: Voice and Diction
- PERF2111 Acting : Basic Techniques
- PERF2112 Acting: Styles and Genres or PERF2113 Playing Shakespeare: From Study to Stage
- PERF3211 Playwriting or PERF3101 Dramaturgy and Play Analysis
- PERF3121 Theatrical Design and Production
- Additionally: At least three performances and/or technical work as part of a live program