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Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Minor in Theatre and Drama

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements THTRMIN
The Minor in Theatre and Drama introduces students to the study and practice of theatre, including the core disciplines of acting, design, and theatre history. In addition, through upper-level electives, students may concentrate in the theatre subfield of their choice.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 18 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory course. One (1) course:
    • THTR-T 100 Introduction to Theatre
    • THTR-T 101 Script Analysis for the Theatre
  2. Acting I. One (1) course:
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting
  3. Performance as Art and Design. One (1) course:
    • THTR-T 125 Performance as Art and Design
  4. Theatre History and Dramatic Literature. One (1) course:
    • THTR-T 370 History of Theatre and Drama I
    • THTR-T 371 History of Theatre and Drama II
    • THTR-T 460 Development of Dramatic Art I
    • THTR-T 461 Development of Dramatic Art II
    • THTR-T 462 Development of Dramatic Art III
    • THTR-T 468 Asian Performance
  5. Electives. Two (2) additional courses from any of the following lists:
    • Dramatic literature, theatre history, and dramatic theory
      • THTR-T 460 Development of Dramatic Art I
      • THTR-T 461 Development of Dramatic Art II
      • THTR-T 462 Development of Dramatic Art III
      • THTR-T 463 Topics in Theatre History and Literature
      • THTR-T 468 Asian Performance
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
        • THTR-T 359 Theatre Production Studio
        • THTR-T 399 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-T 483 Topics in Theatre and Drama
        • THTR-T 499 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-X 373 Creative Work in Summer Theatre
        • THTR-X 490 Independent Study in Theatre and Drama
    • Acting, directing, movement, and voice and speech
      • THTR-T 300 Musical Theatre Workshop
      • THTR-T 301 Musical Theatre Dance Styles I
      • THTR-T 302 Musical Theatre Dance Styles II
      • THTR-T 304 Advanced Musical Theatre Dance Styles
      • THTR-T 311 Introduction to Movement for the Theatre
      • THTR-T 319 Acting III: Advanced Scene Study
      • THTR-T 325 Voice and Speech
      • THTR-T 340 Directing I: Fundamentals of Directing
      • THTR-T 404 Stage Combat
      • THTR-T 410 Movement for the Theatre I
      • THTR-T 411 Movement for the Theatre II
      • THTR-T 419 Acting IV: Acting Shakespeare
      • THTR-T 421 Acting V: Acting Style I
      • THTR-T 422 Acting VI: Acting Style II
      • THTR-T 441 Acting for the Camera
      • THTR-T 442 Directing II: Advanced Directing
      • THTR-T 443 Directing III: Directing Style
      • THTR-T 445 Voice and Dialects
      • THTR-T 448 Voice in Performance
      • THTR-T 491 Working in the Profession
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
        • THTR-T 359 Theatre Production Studio
        • THTR-T 399 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-T 483 Topics in Theatre and Drama
        • THTR-T 499 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-X 373 Creative Work in Summer Theatre
        • THTR-X 490 Independent Study in Theatre and Drama
    • Scenic design, stagecraft, lighting design, costume design, sound design, and stage management
      • THTR-T 323 Costume and Character in London Theatre
      • THTR-T 326 Introduction to Scenic Design
      • THTR-T 329 Stage Management II
      • THTR-T 334 Costume Construction I
      • THTR-T 335 Stage Lighting Design
      • THTR-T 347 Introduction to Sound Design for the Theatre
      • THTR-T 350 Entertainment Technology and Production
      • THTR-T 408 Introduction to Flat Patterning
      • THTR-T 409 Introduction to Draping
      • THTR-T 417 Rendering I
      • THTR-T 425 Introduction to Theatrical Drafting
      • THTR-T 426 Fundamentals of Scenic Design
      • THTR-T 428 Production Management
      • THTR-T 430 Costume Technology II
      • THTR-T 432 Studies in Stage Management
      • THTR-T 433 Costume Design II
      • THTR-T 434 Historic Costumes for the Stage
      • THTR-T 435 Electronics for Theatre
      • THTR-T 437 Scene Painting I
      • THTR-T 438 Advanced Stage Lighting Design
      • THTR-T 447 Aesthetics of Sound Design
      • THTR-T 451 Stage Rigging I
      • THTR-T 452 Stage Rigging II
      • THTR-T 464 ProTools for Theatre and Music
      • THTR-T 465 Understructures for Historical Garments
      • THTR-T 466 Period Patternmaking and Construction
      • THTR-T 481 Introduction to Stage Properties
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
        • THTR-T 359 Theatre Production Studio
        • THTR-T 399 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-T 483 Topics in Theatre and Drama
        • THTR-T 499 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-X 373 Creative Work in Summer Theatre
        • THTR-X 490 Independent Study in Theatre and Drama
    • Playwriting
      • THTR-T 454 Playwriting Workshop
      • THTR-T 458 Screenwriting
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
        • THTR-T 359 Theatre Production Studio
        • THTR-T 399 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-T 483 Topics in Theatre and Drama
        • THTR-T 499 Reading, Research, Performance for Honors
        • THTR-X 373 Creative Work in Summer Theatre
        • THTR-X 490 Independent Study in Theatre and Drama
  6. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.