Minor in Theatre

The study and analysis of theatre require an interdisciplinary approach. Students must learn about playwriting, acting, directing, design, and production. They must hone critical skills, delve into historical research, and practice effective communication.

The Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy program challenges students to analyze the content of performances as well as the contexts in which they occur. Moreover, students must learn to put theoretical thinking into creative action by participating directly in the making of theatre.

Asking students to approach theatre both as an object of scholarly study and as a process of production, the program offers training for future theatre makers, educators, critics, and scholars. It introduces students to professional paths in the performing arts such as dramaturgy, play development, advocacy, and arts administration. It also prepares students for success in other fields that value interpretation, exploration, and collaboration.

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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