The Theater minor consists of 24 credits. Students must complete the following requirements:
- THDA 105 - Seeing Performance in the Twin Cities or
THDA 110 - Introduction to the Study of Performance
- One course in Performance Design and Technologies
THDA 125 - Technologies of Performance
THDA 145 - Make-Up Design and Application
THDA 232 - Crafting the Tangible
THDA 235 - Fundamentals of Scenography
THDA 255 - Lighting Design
THDA 285 - The Art of Costume Design
THDA 375 - Set Design
- 16 elective credits
THDA 80 - Performance Practice
THDA 81 - Technical Practice
THDA 120 - Acting
THDA 210 - Community-based Theater
THDA 113 - The Artistic Power and Politics of the Dancing Body
THDA 215 - Dance History: Reading the Dancing Body
THDA 217 - Gender and Race Theory in Performance
THDA 220 - Voice and Speech
THDA 230 - The Art of Play: Action, Invention, and Chaos
THDA 242 - Playwriting
THDA 245 - Performance Methods: Shakespeare to Butoh
THDA 262 - Performing Feminisms
THDA 263 - African American Theater
THDA 350 - Directing for the Stage
THDA 360 - Acting Approaches
Minors are also welcome to enroll in the Capstone Seminar (THDA 490) if they are interested in scholarly research.
Any course that the Theater and Dance Department offers may count as an elective. Check with your advisor to ask about specific courses.
To request that a given course count toward a major or minor requirement, students should submit the syllabus and explanation to the Department Coordinator for faculty consideration. This includes transfer and study away courses.
International Baccalaureate (IB) courses do not count toward the major or minors. Higher level (HL) IB courses may be submitted to the registrar for college credit consideration.