Theatre (Minor)

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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

At A Glance

Theatre (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The school offers a minor in theatre consisting of 22 credit hours of coursework (12 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.
Theatre Core -- 10 credit hours
*Students who take Acting I (THF 101 or THP 102) for their major must complete an additional course in Theatre to complete the Theatre Minor.
Theatre History -- 3 credit hours
Theatre-Related Upper Division Courses -- 9 credit hours
FMP courses must be Theatre-related.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

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.

Career outlook

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.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Actors 11.6%*
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 12%$66,930
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 12.9%$42,190
Advertising and Promotions Managers5.5%$106,130
Marketing Managers 10.1%$132,230
Singers6%*
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio 12.2%$71,620
Program Directors 12.2%$71,620
Set and Exhibit Designers 10.3%$53,090
Producers 12.2%$71,620

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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