Theatre Minor

for the Minor in Theatre


department website: https://theatre.illinois.edu

department faculty: https://theatre.illinois.edu/people/meet-our-faculty/


college catalog page: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: https://www.faa.illinois.edu/


The Minor in Theatre offers students a comprehensive overview of the study of theatre, including both academic (history and criticism) and production (acting, design and technology) courses. The purpose is to expose undergraduate students to the field by reinforcing the integrated nature of theatre as a scholarly and aesthetic pursuit. Students are required to take a core of required courses, totaling ten hours. They then take a minimum of ten hours of electives in two general areas (History/Criticism and Production/Performance) with at least one course from each area.

Contact the Department of Theatre for admission information.

THEA 100Practicum I1
THEA 101Introduction to Theatre Arts3
THEA 20821st Century American Dramaturgy3
THEA 262Literature of Modern Theatre3
Select at least one of the following:4
History of Theatre I
History of Theatre II
Select at least two courses from the list of electives with a minimum of one course from History/Criticism and one from Production/Performance. At least one course must be 300 level or higher. A listing of electives is available in the Department of Theatre office.6
Total Hours20