Theater Minor

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The Theater minor is a great way to enhance your artistic and expressive abilities. Courses in Acting and Directing develop imagination, confidence and leadership skills, while the choice of electives allows you to choose classes that offer skills in particular areas and/or complement your major.


  • Small class sizes
  • Intimate theater community
  • Two mainstages, a Spring Showcase, musicals in alternate years, a Staged Reading Series, and a Religious Drama Team that performs on-campus and in churches.
  • Scholarships are available to those interested in working on productions as actors, technicians, stage managers, or for joining the Religious Drama Team.

Career opportunities

The study of theater provides supplemental preparation in the areas of teacher education, communication, group process, organization, aesthetics, public presentation and other skills valuable in a wide variety of fields, as well as preparation for graduate school, theater ministry or conservatory training.

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Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

THTR 105Theater Appreciation3

Required Courses (18 Units)

THTR 350Acting3
THTR 360Directing and Staging Texts3

Select one of the following

LIT 380World Theater: Roots to 18003
LIT 385World Theater: 1800 to Present3

Select one of the following

THTR 115Drama Practicum: The Company2
THTR 315Drama Practicum: The Company2

Elective Courses

Select 7 units from the following

THTR 321Applied Theater3
THTR 330Dance Styles3
THTR 335Drama Ministry3
THTR 355Creative Drama3
THTR 365Stage Technology3
THTR 370Auditioning1
THTR 380Stage Make-Up1
THTR 375Costume Design and Production3
HIST 360Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis4
LIT 380World Theater: Roots to 18003
LIT 385World Theater: 1800 to Present3
LIT 415Shakespeare3

Program director

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Brandi Martin, MFA

Program Director, Theater Faculty