The Theater minor requires 38 credits. It is designed for students who are interested in extending and deepening their exploration of Theater Arts. Theater is inherently cross disciplinary. Its sub-disciplines include acting, directing, design, playwriting, and literary analysis. The Minor has four tracks and two required courses. Students may choose one track or a combination of tracks to arrive at the minimum of 38 credits.

1. Two required courses:

2. One of the following tracks.  Courses marked with an * are required.

  • Acting
    • *THEA 110 Beginning Acting
    • *THEA 195 Acting Shakespeare (taken at the 200 or 300 level);
    • 6 credits from one of the following courses or approved by the minor coordinator or department chair.
      • THEA 185 The Speaking Voice
      • THEA 312 Topics in Theater: Acting
      • THEA 345 Devised Theater and Collective Creation (not offered 2020-21)
      • CLAS 116 Ancient Drama: Truth in Performance
      • FREN 237 Page and Stage: The Performance of Culture (not offered 2020-21)
  • Directing:
    • *THEA 115 Principles of Design
    • *THEA 245 Directing
    • *THEA 345 Devised Theater and Collective Creation (not offered 2020-21)
  • Design
    • *THEA 115 Principles of Design
    • 12 credits from the following courses or approved by the minor coordinator or department chair
      • THEA 229 Makeup Design
      • THEA 234 Lighting Design for the Performing Arts
      • THEA 237 Scenic Design for the Performing Arts (not offered 2020-21)
      • THEA 238 Costume Design for the Theater (not offered 2020-21)
      • THEA 320 Live Performance and Digital Media (not offered 2020-21)
  • Playwriting and Research
    • * THEA 226 Avant-Garde Theater and Performance (not offered 2020-21)
    • * THEA 246 Playwriting (not offered 2020-21)
    • 6 credits from the following courses or approved by the minor coordinator or department chair.
      • THEA 251 Top Girls: Women Playwrights (not offered 2020-21)
      • ENGL 129 Introduction to British Comedy (not offered 2020-21)
      • ENGL 144 Shakespeare
      • ENGL 213 Christopher Marlowe (not offered 2020-21)
      • ENGL 214 Revenge Tragedy (not offered 2020-21)
      • ENGL 258 Contemporary American Playwrights of Color
      • ENGL 282 London Program: London Theater
      • GRK 304 Greek Tragedy for Advanced Students
      • GRK 351 Aristophanes (not offered 2020-21)
      • RUSS 351 Chekhov

3. Six course credits outside the chosen sub-disciplinary track approved by the minor  coordinator or department chair.

4. Two credits of THEA 190 Carleton Players Production

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    Three credits of THEA 199 Theater Practicum.

A student participating in a department production is automatically enrolled in THEA 190, which is allotted one academic credit. Students with significant roles in a production can earn three credits in THEA 199 with permission and must waitlist for the class.