Storytelling, through visual presentation and performance, informs us all in our daily lives. This minor is a rigorous program with a broad array of electives designed to assist you in realizing your goals.
Students pursuing the theatre minor study the literatures, histories and basic production practices of theatre while having opportunities to concentrate in an area such as:
- design and production
- directing and performance
- new work development
- theatre and performance studies
- theatre for youth and community
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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The school offers a minor in theatre consisting of 22 credit hours of course work (nine credit hours must be upper-division). A grade of "C" (2.00) or higher is required for all courses in the minor. All prerequisites for the minor courses must be met (see course listings). Transfer students may transfer up to nine credit hours toward the minor.
The following courses are required, for a total of 13 credit hours:
FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I, HU (3)*
THE 100 Introduction to Theatre, HU (3)
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture, HU, H (3)
THF 101 Acting Introduction (3)
THP 201 Theatre Production Crew (1)
*Students considering a minor in film concurrently must complete an additional course in theatre or film to make up for the overlapping FMP 201 course (and THF 101, if taken for the filmmaking practices concentration).
Also required are nine credit hours of upper-division course work related to theatre. Choose from courses with the FMP, THE, THF or THP prefix. Contact the school for options and course requirements.
Courses ordinarily limited to majors only are available to minors on a second-priority basis; that is, minors may not register for these courses early but are allowed to register after all majors' needs have been met.
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: All theatre majors
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. A minor in theatre can help students as they pursue careers in arts administration, teaching, law, fundraising management or marketing.