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Theatre Minor: Curriculum

Students wishing to minor in theatre can pick from these concentrations:

  • Musical theatre
  • Dance
  • Theatre history/literature
  • Technical theatre/design
  • Acting 

Get a description of each of Cal U’s theatre and dance courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the minor.

Minor in Theatre: 21-24 Credits

Concentration in Theatre – 21 credits

Required courses (12 credits): THE 131, (132 OR 133), 141, 150
Theatre Practicum (9 credits): THE 350-358

Minor in Musical Theatre – 24 credits

Required courses (15 credits): MUS 215, 304, 315, THE 131, 320
Applied Performance Electives (6 credits): DAN 301, 302, MUS 211, THE 232
Ensemble Performance Electives (Repeatable Courses - 3 credits): MUS 191, 192, 196, 198, THE 350, 351

Concentration in Dance — 21 credits

Required courses (21 credits): DAN 133, 232, 233, 260, 302, 399
Theatre Practicum (3-6 credits): THE 351

The purpose of the dance minor is to allow University students to continue or start their dance experience within a university setting with emphasis on performance within a musical theater context. Students will learn and hone skills in the required courses and be afforded additional rehearsal, technique and performance opportunities during the practicum hours. Studio courses will also emphasize dance vocabulary and history within each specific dance genre.

Concentration in Theatre History/Literature – 21 credits

Required Courses (21 credits): THE 100, 302, 312, 304, 305, 306, 352

Concentration in Technical Theatre/Design – 21 credits

Required Courses (6 credits): THE 141, 150
Theatre Electives (9 credits): select three of the following: THE 211, 311, 271, 371, 225, 325, 328, 341
Theatre Practicum (6 credits): THE 350, 358

Concentration in Acting – 21 credits

Required Courses (18 crs): THE 101, 131, 231, 331, DAN 301, 302
Theatre Electives (3 crs): THE 231, 233, 309 OR 350