Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Theatre

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Theatre


The minor in theatre, which is administered by the Department of Theatre, is designed for students wishing to expand their employment opportunities both within and outside the sphere of professions in theatre. In addition to preparing students for careers that are directly related to theatre, the minor will afford opportunities to expand creative, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills that will prove useful in virtually any professional area. The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree or the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Theatre

Requirements for the Minor in Theatre

Complete 18 credits from the following courses:

1. All of the following courses (12 credits):  
  THR 101 Acting I     3
  THR 110 Theatrical Play Analysis 3
  THR 111 Introduction to Technical Theare 3
  THR 111L Introduction to Technical Theatre Laboratory 1
  THR 300A Theatre Practicum – Production Emphasis 1
  THR 300C Theatre Practicum – Area Emphasis 1
2. Complete an additional 6 credits of Theatre electives.