Theatre Minor and Immersion

As part of your bachelor’s degree requirements, you’ll enhance your core studies by completing an immersion (a concentration of three courses in your particular area). You can also complement your major, develop another area of professional expertise, or pursue a personal interest by completing a minor.


A minor can complement an undergraduate student’s major, help them develop another area of professional expertise, or enable them to pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, which serves to highlight this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools.


Theatre Arts Minor

The theatre arts minor provides an iterative balance of theory and practice that engages students intellectually and creatively. This combination of critical thinking and experiential learning offers students an in-depth understanding of the art of theater, as well as an introduction to the role of theater as both a form of commentary on, and as a reflection of, society and culture.

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Undergraduate students must complete an immersion—a concentration of three courses in a particular area. These courses support deeper learning within a focus area and are used to meet RIT’s general education requirements. In many cases, an immersion can lead to a minor with the addition of two courses. However, not all minors have a corresponding immersion, and vice versa.


Theatre Arts Immersion

The theatre arts immersion offers courses in dramatic literature, theatre history, theory, and practice. Students expand their knowledge of dramatic and theatrical arts as well as study the role and function of theatre in the broader contexts of history, culture, and the communication of ideas.

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Andy Head
Andy Head
Assistant Professor
School of Performing Arts
College of Liberal Arts