Theatre Arts Minor

For information, please contact Marly Wooster,, or the Department of Theatre, 119 Center for Performing Arts, 513-529-3053.

This minor offers students an opportunity to explore theatrical practice within a liberal arts tradition by providing opportunity for study of performance and production in acting, directing, theatre technology, design arts, and theatre history and analysis. A minimum overall 2.00 GPA is required for successful completion of the minor. All courses must be taken for a letter grade (not credit/no-credit).

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

THE 101Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis3
THE 200Production and Performance Practicum (three required, limit of two in any one area to count toward degree)1,1,1
Select nine semester hours from the following:9
Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance
Principles of Acting
Theatre Organization and Communication
Stage Makeup
Physical Wellness for Artists
The Theatrical Toolbox (maximum 3)
Acting Studio:Foundations
Acting Studio: Integrating Text
Playwriting Through Improvisation (maximum 4)
Visual Communication for the Theatre
Costume Fundamentals
Stagecraft and Theatre Technologies
Scene Painting Fundamentals
Stage Management
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Fundamentals of Directing
Special Techniques for the Actor (maximum 6)
Select three semester hours from the following:3
Topics in Intercultural Perspectives and Global Theatre and Performance
Topics in Dramatic Literature and Cultural Performance
The Musical in American Culture
London Theatre
Politics and Ethics of Theatre and Performance: Representation, Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality
Topics in Applied Theatre, Practice, and Pedagogy
Total Credit Hours18