This 15-credit minor will offer students interested in studying the design and technical aspects of theater, a comprehensive exposure to all relevant areas. This minor is available to non-Theater Studies majors only

Required Courses (6 credits)

Select THREE of the following (9 credits)


Course Descriptions

  • THEA1010 This class is designed to give students an introduction into the world of computer drafting. Students will learn how to use Vectorworks drafting program. This class will also provide working knowledge and understanding drafting from light plots to scenic ground plans. When complete, students will have an understanding of industry standards, helping students prepare for the professional world.

  • THEA2209 This course has been structured to stress basic design concepts that are then translated into the construction of sets for all plays presented by the department. Fall

  • THEA2215 The principles and techniques of designing scenery for the theatre. Students will learn rendering, drafting and model making, and create an original design from script to completed model. Participation in campus productions required.

  • THEA2310 A course to train students in the duties and reponsiblities of running rehearsals and performances. From the preparation of the prompt book, to maintaining the artistic intentions of the Director, to calling cues and keeping records and rehearsal reports, students will be able to oversee all aspects of backstage production.

  • THEA3110 This course has been designed to incorporate advanced design and construction concepts and techniques. This work will be done in conjunction with problems presented by all department productions. Spring

  • THEA3112 Lighting design in theory and practice. From basic electricity to the art of using lighting to support the theatrical designs of the play. Subjects covered will include instrumentation, circuitry, light plots, color, angles and control. Participation in campus productions required.

  • THEA3357 This course will provide an overview of the techniques and the tools of sound design and sound designer's roll in the theatre. How sounds move through the air, microphones, as well as speaker choice and placement will be presented. Students interested in live sound for theatre, presentations, or concerts should consider Audio Design Concerts.