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Theatre Arts minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services


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. The minor includes student participation in a minimum of three department sponsored theater productions via Theater Ensemble (FNRT-230) and Dramatic Theory and Text Analysis (FNRT-207).

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student’s academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
Required Courses
FNRT-207 Dramatic Theory and Text Analysis
FNRT-230 Theater Ensemble*
Choose three of the following
   FNRT-204    Music and the Stage
   FNRT-231    Fundamentals of Acting
   FNRT-240    Devising Theatre
   FNRT-260    Design/Stagecraft Apprenticeship†
   FNRT-301    Traditions of European Theatre
   FNRT-302    Traditions of Theatre in the U.S. 
   FNRT-303    Traditions of Shakespearean Theatre
   FNRT-304    African American Playwrights
   FNRT-327    American Musical Theatre
   FNRT-330    Performing Identity
   FNRT-489    Special Topics in Performing Arts
   FNRT-490    Special Topics in Performing Arts

* Students must take Theater Ensemble (FNRT-230) three times.

† Students may substitute one credit of Design/Stagecraft Apprenticeship (FNRT-260) for one credit of Theater Ensemble (FNRT-230).