Students perform in Lady Windermere's Fan

Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

The Theatre Arts Program offers coursework in acting, directing, design, playwriting, technical theatre, theatre history, and dramatic literature. The Minor requires 18 to 24 credits, with 6 credits at the 300 level or above. 

To sign up and for additional information contact the Theatre Arts Program Director, Professor Nancy Selleck, 449 O'Leary Library, 978-934-4185

Courses should be distributed among the following three categories:


1. Production Credit. At least 3 credits.

  • THEA.311 Play Production 
  • THEA.493 Practicum in Theatre 

2. Theatre Arts workshops. At least 6 credits.

  • 42.233 Play Analysis
  • 42.304 Playwriting
  • 42.367 Advanced Playwriting
  • THEA.221 Stagecraft
  • THEA.230 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
  • THEA.261 Acting I 
  • THEA.262 Acting II 
  • THEA.265 Voice and Movement for Actors
  • THEA.311 Play Production THEA.340 Directing Workshop
  • THEA.340 Directing Workshop
  • THEA.401 Topics in Theater
  • THEA.490 Performance Practicum (1cr)
  • THEA.491 Design Practicum (1cr)
  • THEA.492 Technical Theatre Practicum (1cr)
  • THEA.494 Directed Study in Theater

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

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