The minor is ideally suited for someone interested in elements of Theatre that will serve to enhance their studies in another Major area. For example, someone interested in technology may enjoy taking design classes in lighting or sound to enhance a knowledge base on design technology. Someone with a career goal in public speaking may be interested in the vocal work done in an acting class or simply gaining comfort with presenting oneself and speaking in front of an audience.
Students in other arts fields have found the skills they acquire in their major intersecting with and enhanced by the theatre department in various ways. Visual Artist have found applications for their skills in jobs such as props design and scenic painting. Music students may find applications for their studies in taking on a music/sound related production role on a show. Students interested in History can apply their research skills to dramaturgical work on a play. English majors interested in writing can explore playwriting and great playwrights learning about script analysis. Psychology majors can apply their skills to dissecting characters in scripts.
The minor is very flexible and highly compatible with a wide range of career paths.
Theatre Minor – 21 credits
THTR 100 Stagecraft OR THTR 104 Costume Construction (3)
THTR 120 Introduction to Theatre: Theory and Production (3)
THTR 202 Introduction to Dramatic Literature (3)
THTR 310 History of Theatre (3)
Three other lower-or-upper level theatre electives (9)
For course descriptions, please visit the online UMBC Undergraduate Catalog.