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Theatre, Minor

Saint Louis University's theatre minor combines coursework in all aspects of theatre with practical hands-on experience working onstage, in shops and backstage.

Students in SLU's theatre minor explore both performance and technical work in a dynamic, active, social environment in and out of classrooms. Theatre minors enjoy the same opportunities as majors in terms of participation in the theatre program's busy production season, and take classes alongside theatre majors in classes taught by working professional faculty.

Required Courses
THR 1500Introduction to Theatre3
THR 2510Acting I: Fundamentals3
THR 2520Stagecraft3
THR 3500Playscript Analysis3
THR 3550Theatre Practicum (minors must pass 3 semesters)0
THR 4515History of Theatre and Dance Advanced Studies3
Theatre Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
THR 2200
Survey of Theatre Design
THR 2500
Costume Construction
THR 2530
Acting II: Rehearsal & Performance
THR 2540
Voice & Diction
THR 2560
Movement for the Theatre
THR 2580
Make-Up for the Stage
THR 3510
Musical Theatre Performance
THR 3620
Stage Management
THR 3700
Directing I: Theories & Method
Total Credits21

For students who intend to minor in theatre:

  • For transfer students, no more than nine credits of coursework may be accepted toward the minor requirements.
  • An audition or portfolio review/interview with a full-time theatre faculty member is required prior to final articulation of credits toward the minor.
  • Theatre credits may be accepted that do not articulate as fulfilling a minor requirement. These credits may be applied as elective credit toward graduation.
  • A minimum of two semesters of THR 3550 Theatre Practicum (0 cr) is required to be successfully completed by the transfer applicant.

Continuation Standards

All theatre major/minor courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to count for theatre major/minor requirements and to continue in the major/minor.