Minor in Theatre

About the Minor

The minor in Theatre consists of two distinct, yet closely integrated components: academics and performance. The intertwining of foundation studies and practical application empowers students to discover and develop their own voice and style in their art.

Program Requirements

Required Course
THTR 121 [WI] Dramatic Analysis3.0
Theatre History Requirement
Select 6.0 credits from any combination of approved 3.0 credit Theatre courses listed below with Historical Perspectives (these include 3.0 credit special topics courses with a historical theater perspective as well)6.0
Theatre History I
Theatre History II
Introduction to Musical Theatre
Contemporary Musical Theatre
Select 3.0 credits total from any combination of the following 1.0 credit courses:3.0
Introduction to Theater Production Practicum
Theatre Performance Practicum
Theatre Production Practicum
Theatre Management Practicum
Open Mic Management Practicum
Theatre Performance Ensemble
Director's Lab Practicum
Musical Theatre Cabaret
NewWorks Festival Performance Practicum
Advanced Theatre Improvisation Ensemble
Select 12.0 credits from the following:12.0
Voice and Articulation
Theatrical Experience
Philadelphia Theatre Let's Go!
Improvisation for the Theatre
Acting: Fundamentals
Acting: Scene Study
Sketch Comedy
Introduction to Musical Theatre
Contemporary Musical Theatre
Theatre Production I
Production Design
Play Direction
Lighting Design
Independent Study in THTR
Independent Study in THTR
Independent Study in THTR
Independent Study in THTR
Special Topics in Theatre
Special Topics in Theatre
Special Topics in Theatre
Special Topics in Theatre
Total Credits24.0

A limit of 3.0 credits of Practicum can be used toward fulfilling the General Electives Requirement. These include THTR 131, THTR 132, THTR 133, THTR 134, THTR 141, THTR 142, THTR 143 THTR 144, and THTR 145.

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

  • Schedule of Classes
  • All Course Descriptions
  • Co-op
  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Tuition & Fees