Minors in the School of Theatre & Dance

The School of Theatre & Dance offers two minors: Minor in Dance and Minor in Theatre Arts

The 18-unit minor in Dance consists of 9 units of core courses and 12 units of electives on advisement. Emphasis area courses in dance should be chosen according to career goals in consultation with an adviser. Students may elect to complete a minor in Dance if it is possible to complete the minor and major within 120 units.

New majors and minors are advised to participate in the placement audition scheduled at the beginning of each semester. The date and time for the audition is typically posted on the School of Theatre & Dance main webpage. New minors and majors should also anticipate enrolling in DANC 170.

The 18-unit minor in Theatre Arts is intended to give the student an opportunity to pursue an interest in theatre arts on an organized basis. Students may elect to complete a minor in Theatre Arts if it is possible to complete the minor and major within 120 units. 

The minor is not a requirement for any credential or degree. 

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Students will develop competence at thinking conceptually and critically about text, performance and production.

2. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of theater, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers both past and present.

3. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of a wide selection of theatre repertory including principal era, genres and cultural sources.

4. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.