Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Theatre, Minor

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

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.

For more information, contact the Department Chair.

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
Introduction to Theatre Arts Management
Acting II
Costume Technology
Survey of Dramatic Literature I
Survey of Dramatic Literature II
Advanced Level Requirements
Select six credits of the following:6
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
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

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 Fall 2018.
Revised 07.08.20
UCC 03.05.20