The Theatre Minor is designed to develop a basic understanding and appreciation of the art and craft of theatre while offering students a creative role in the making of theatre.
Minor Requirements (19 credits):
- THE-115 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr)
- THE-215 Fundamentals of Acting (3 cr)
- THE-240 Stage Craft & Laboratory (4 cr)
- Two sections of THE-101 Theatre Ensemble (1 cr each - 2 cr total)
- One of the following:
- THE- 315 Principles of Directing (3 cr)
- THE-316 Acting Period Styles (3 cr)
- THE-320 Theatre History I (3 cr)
- THE-321 Theatre History II (3 cr)
- THE-322 Theatre History III (3 cr)
- THE-340 Theatre Design (3 cr)
- THE-355 Acting Shakespeare (3 cr)
- THE-390 Creative Drama (3 cr)
- THE-391 Stage Combat (3 cr)
- THE-430 Scenic Painting (3 cr)
- Three credits in a Humanities course (English, Modern Foreign Languages [at 200-level or above], Philosophy, or Religion).
- THE-494 Independent Study Capstone Writing Project (1 cr)
Participation in at least one Mainstage Theatre production is highly recommended for the student to gain valuable experience and practical knowledge of theatre production.
Students who wish to certify to teach theatre (drama) in secondary schools must take five additional credits of theatre, complete a first teaching field (major) in a state-approved The College of Idaho program, and the education minor in the Professional PEAK in preparation for the internship year. Please check with the education department for specifics.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Critical Thinking
- Analytical Reasoning
- Creative Problem Solving
- Written, Verbal, and Interpersonal Communication
- Knowledge and competency in theatrical production and practice, including an understanding of the roles and expectations of the various duties and aspects of theatre production