College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Theatre Arts

Minor in Theatre

Professors Casciero and Penniman at a Showcase of student work
Professors Tomi Casciero and Peggy Penniman admire student work at a theatre student showcase.


The minor in theatre arts allows students to complement another major or career path, or to explore an area of personal interest. The requirements of the minor offer considerable flexibility for students to craft a course of study that supports each individual’s goals. Students should consult the theatre faculty advisor for minors, Peggy Penniman, to develop a course of study in the department.

Theatre courses (or individual sections of courses) designated for majors may be available to minors with consent of the department or faculty member. While many performance electives are available to minors with an interest in this area, the sequence of courses which constitutes the BFA in Acting is not available to minors. Entrance to this track is by audition and is open to majors only.

The Theatre minor requires students to take 26 units in theatre. At least 12 units must be upper division (300 or above).

Required Courses (8 units)

One Acting Course (3)
One Design and Production Course (3)

Two of the following courses:
THEA 492  Theatre Production: Acting (1)
THEA 494  Theatre Production: Scenic Elements (1)
THEA 495  Theatre Production: Lighting and Sound (1)
THEA 496  Theatre Production: Costume (1)
THEA 497  Theatre Production: Running Crew (1)
THEA 498  Theatre Production: Administration (1)

Electives (18 units)



Department of Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3037 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2792
Fax: 410-704-3914






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