Interdisciplinary Programs & Minors

Theater Arts Minor

The interdisciplinary program in Theater Arts offers coursework in acting, directing, design, playwriting, technical theater, theater history, and dramatic literature.

Students may pursue Theater Arts either as a Minor or as a Concentration within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts major. The Minor requires 18 to 24 credits, with 6 credits at the 300 level or above. The BLA Concentration requires 24 to 30 credits, half of which must be at the 300 level or above.

For additional information contact the Theater Arts Program Director, Professor Nancy Selleck, 978-934-4185, O'Leary Library - Room 449.

Courses should be distributed among the following 3 categories:

1. Production Credit. At least 3 credits.

THEA.311  Play Production (3 cr)
THEA.493  Practicum in Theater

2. Theater Arts workshops. At least 6 credits.

42.233  Play Analysis
42.304  Playwriting
42.367  Advanced Playwriting
THEA.221  Stagecraft
THEA.261  Acting I
THEA.262  Acting II
THEA.265  Voice and Movement for Actors 
THEA.343  Directing Workshop
THEA.230  Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
THEA.401  Topics in Theater
THEA.311  Play Production
THEA.490  Performance Practicum (1 cr)
THEA.494  Directed Study in Theater

3. Dramatic literature/theater history. At least 6 credits.

42.218  Comedy
42.348  Modern American Drama
42.357  African-American Theater
42.359  Contemporary World Theater
42.360  Medieval and Renaissance Theater
42.361  Restoration Comedy
42.362  Modern Drama
42.363  English Renaissance Drama
42.382  Theater History 1 (Ancient to Early Modern)
42.383  Theater History 2 (19th Century to present)
42.423  Shakespeare I
42.424  Shakespeare II
50.442  Theater and Anti-Theater
55.351  Classical Drama
58.305  Theater and the Visual Arts
74.356  American Musical Theater
THEA.201  Introduction to Theater  

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