Information about Minors

 

MINOR in DRAMATIC ARTS

The minor in Dramatic Arts allows students to strengthen and complement their respective majors with a substantial background in theatre performance and production. Commonly, students who major in mass media, communication studies, English, psychology, business, religion, and worship arts have found that the dramatic arts minor enhances their liberal arts training in a related field and/or improves her or his marketability on a resumé for positions in creative industries after graduation.

Dramatic Arts Minor

15-16 hours

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

Four (4) of the five (5) courses:

(11-12)

 

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

 

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

 

COM

3400

Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

(3)

 

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage

(3)

 

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

 

Drama Elective

(3)

 

 

MINOR in MUSICAL THEATRE (INTERDISCIPLINARY) 

The minor in musical theatre is an interdisciplinary focus offered by the Department of Music in conjunction with the Department of Communication Studies.  This minor works toward preparing students for a career onstage with a specialty in performing musical theatre professionally.  The minor also complements other majors within the performing arts, such as music education, theatre education, commercial music and general music performance.

Musical Theatre Minor

22 hours

MUS

1000

Music Fundamentals

(3)

MCM

1500

Keyboard Technique

(1)

MUS

2720

Voice

(4)

MUS

3800

Lyric Theatre Ensemble

(4)

COM

1000

Production Participation

(0)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

COM

422E

Practicum (technical)

(1)

COM

3430

Movement I

(2)

COM

3440

Movement II

(2)

 

   

MINOR in APPLIED THEATRE

Students who would benefit most from this academic minor are those who plan professionally to work with marginalized communities—especially students who are majoring in fields such as social justice, sociology, social work, psychology, compassionate ministries, dramatic arts, etc.—students who seek to use drama therapeutically as a means by which to instill or reinforce community-based life skills creatively.  This minor specifically gives attention to theatre for people on the autism spectrum, theatre for the incarcerated, theatre for the oppressed, and theatre for other marginalized groups.

Applied Theatre Minor

22 hours

COM

1000

Production Participation (3 semesters)

(0)

COM

2460

Perspectives in Applied Theatre

(2)

SJS

2010

Introduction to Social Justice

(3)

SWK

2250

Introduction to Community Practice

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

 

 

or

 

COM

2420

Acting II: Improvisation and Viewpoints

 

SOC

3200

Social Problems

(3)

COM

3450

Playwriting Workshop

(2)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

4250

Field Practicum in Applied Theatre

(1)

Recommended as additional electives

 

 

SOC

3300

Urban Sociology

(3)

 

SOC

3350

U.S. Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

(3)

 

SOC

3410

Corrections

(3)

 

To the Dramatic Arts Major

To the Theatre Education Major

RETURN to the 2012-2013 Theatre Season