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Undergraduate Studies: For Minors

Students majoring in another department may elect to pursue completion of a minor in Dramatic Art with an emphasis on: Dramaturgy, Theatrical Design, Theatrical Production, or Writing for the Stage and Screen.

Dramaturgy

Required course:
DRAM 120 Play Analysis

Three courses selected from among the following:
DRAM 281 Theatre History and Literature I
DRAM 282 Theatre History and Literature II
DRAM 283 Theatre History and Literature III
DRAM 284 Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism
DRAM 285 Modern British Drama
DRAM 286 Modern Irish Drama
DRAM 287 African-American Theatre
DRAM 289 Contemporary Irish Drama
DRAM 291 Re-Playing Shakespeare in East Asia
DRAM 292 “Corner of the Sky”: The American Musical
DRAM 297 African American Women in Theatre
DRAM 298 African Women in Theatre
DRAM 450 Shakespeare in the Theater
DRAM 486 Latin American Theater
DRAM 487 Chicana/o Drama
DRAM 488 United States Latino/a Theater
DRAM 489 Carnivals and Festivals of the African Diaspora

Theatrical Design

Required course:
DRAM 120 Play Analysis

Three courses selected from among the following:
DRAM 280 Period Styles for the Theater
DRAM 465 Sound Design
DRAM 466 Scene Design
DRAM 467 Costume Design I
DRAM 468 Lighting Design
DRAM 470 Survey of Costume History
DRAM 475 Non-Western Costume History
DRAM 477 Theatrical Design
DRAM 480 Period Styles for Production
DRAM 566 Advanced Scene Design
DRAM 567 Costume Design II

Theatre Management

Required courses:
DRAM 193 Production Practicum
DRAM 279 Introduction to Theatre Management
DRAM 491 Issues in Arts Management
DRAM 493 Theatre Management

Students pursuing the theatre management concentration are strongly encouraged to complete a fifth elective course chosen from ECON 101, BUSI 101, 405, 406

Theatrical Production

Required course:
DRAM 191 or 192 related to area of concentration

Three courses chosen from the following according to concentration:
DRAM 193 Production Practicum
DRAM 465 Sound Design
DRAM 466 Scene Design
DRAM 467 Costume Design I
DRAM 468 Lighting Design
DRAM 473 Costume Construction I
DRAM 474 Costume Construction II
DRAM 477 Theatrical Design
DRAM 495 Stage Management
DRAM 567 Costume Design II
DRAM 650 Special Studies: Costume Production

Writing for the Stage and Screen

The minor in writing for the stage and screen is an interdisciplinary program drawing upon the faculties and resources of the Department of Dramatic Art, Department of Communication Studies, and the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English and Comparative Literature.  For additional information, please see the Department of Communication Studies:  Program Website