The Drama Minor offers students a chance to explore the world of dramatic arts while also focusing on the main area of study. Students will have the chance to discover new knowledge in the areas of theatrical design and technology, stage management, theatre studies, and performance. Students are expected to plan their course of study with a Drama Advisor
As a minor program, students are expected to be involved in at least one production working as a run crew member in one of the major production areas (Scenic, Lighting, Costumes, Sound; Stage Management). This gives students real world experience in working on a live theatrical production and learn transformative skills that can be used in other areas of life outside of dramatic arts by working closely with theatre professionals and emerging professionals.
PLEASE NOTE: Theatre Studies is not a performance-focused program. Admission to the Theatre Studies program does not grant students access to advanced acting courses.
Students wishing to complete this minor must fulfill the following requirements:
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in DRAM courses, at least 12 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000-level.
- Students must complete work on at least one production crew (costume, sound, lighting or set-running) by completing one semester of either DRAM 1216, 1217, 1218, or 1282.
- The remainder of the minor must be selected from the following list of courses: DRAM 1201, 1202, 1216 (if 1282 fulfills the production crew requirement), 1217 (if 1282 fulfills the production crew requirement), 1218 (if 1282 fulfills the production crew requirement), 1710, 2130, 2131, 2134, 2141, 2711, 2712, 2800, 2902, 3103, 3121, 3130, 3131, 3132, 3133, 3137, 3138, 3139, 3141, 3142, 3199 (only with written pre-approval of the minor coordinator), 3201, 3202, 3220, 3301, 3302, 3401, 3402, 3501, 3502, 3601, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3607, 3608, 3609, 3611, 3721, 4122, 4135/W, and 4711W.
For More Information:
Please contact Dramatic Arts minor advisor Jake Neighbors