Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Theatre, Minor

The Theatre Minor is designed to offer students a variety of paths through the curriculum. Through specific choices at the intermediate level and advanced levels, students can effectively complete a Theatre Minor in Acting, Musical Theatre, Design & Technology, Theatre Arts Management, or Theatre Studies. Department faculty can work directly with students to choose the path best suited for their educational goals.


Students in the Theatre Minor will gain foundational and advanced skills various elements within the theatre arts. In addition to academic studies, which will enhance students' experiences within their chosen major, students are also eligible for all of the production, enhancement and performance opportunities that are extended to our Theatre majors.

Students will:

  • gain foundational and advanced skills in various elements within the theatre arts (University Outcomes 1,2,5,6)
  • gain production experience through production, enhancement and performance opportunities. (University Outcomes 1,2,5,6)

For more information, contact the Department Chair.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Theatre, Minor Program Page

Theatre Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Core Requirements
THEA 131Fundamentals of Acting3
THEA 132Stagecraft3
THEA 151Rehearsal and Production1
THEA 151Rehearsal and Production1
THEA 281Survey of Dramatic Literature I3
or THEA 283 Survey of Dramatic Literature II
Intermediate Level Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Art of Theatre
Wellness for the Actor
Class Voice For Musical Theatre **
Introduction to Theatre Arts Management
Acting II
Costume Technology
Musical Theatre Song Repertoire **
Survey of Dramatic Literature I
Survey of Dramatic Literature II
Advanced Level Requirements
Select six credits of the following:6
Acting for Song I **
Acting III **
Acting for Song II **
Acting Technique (may be repeated 3 times) **
Stage Makeup
Acting Shakespeare **
Shakespeare Tour **
Advanced Stagecraft
Scene Design **
Stage Lighting **
Costume Design and History **
New Play Development **
International Theatre Experience **
Stage Management and Safety
Pop/Rock Song Repertoire **
Movement for the Actor **
Voice for the Actor **
Projects in Theatre **
Studies in Audience Development
History of Musical Theatre
History of Theatre Design and Architecture
Theories of Acting and Directing
Professional Theatre Practice
Independent Study
Selected Topics **
Total Hours20

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.


Some courses may require permission from the instructor in order for students to register.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2022.
Revised 05.25.2023
UCC 03.21.2023