To serve students who want to be involved in theater but who cannot commit to the full major, the department of theater has created a 16-credit minor that will be available to undergraduates beginning in the fall semester.
“The theater minor offers a wonderful opportunity to those students who want to continue their exploratory involvement with theater, or to those individuals for whom it is a newfound interest,” said Milan Dragicevich, department of theater undergraduate program director. “We think approaching theater-making from multiple perspectives makes for stronger artists and scholars. Therefore, as with our major, our minor in theater will ask students to take a broad perspective on the discipline.”
Students choose two areas of study from performance, dramaturgy or design for greater exploration. Students must take two introductory courses in these areas, two upper-level courses in the same areas (each for three credits), and one production credit. One additional three-credit theater course, including any of the department’s general education courses, rounds out the requirements.
Classroom instruction and production experience go hand-in-hand as students also apply what they learn to the mainstage season and/or independent work.
No audition is required for admission to the minor.
For more information, visit https://www.umass.edu/theater/minor-theater or call 413/545-3490.