Overview

Students who desire to acquire a minor in Theatre may select from the following four minor emphases:

  1. Theatre History/Literature
  2. Theatre Acting/Directing
  3. Theatre Design/Technology
  4. Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication Minor in Musical Theatre

Note: TH 110 is the introductory course required in each of the minor emphases to be taken during the first semester of registration as a Theatre minor. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a Department advisor as early as possible to discuss their program of studies and the selection of an emphasis for the minor.

Production Participation:

Some Theatre minors are required to complete two upper division department production participations. Completed assignments should reflect the broad spectrum of theatre production areas, including, but not limited to acting, directing, scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, technology, management and dramaturgy. Courses that require a production assignment as part of the course TH 339361A361B362A362B363A363B367376382ABC383384390ABC459490ABC498B498C and 498D) will fulfill the production assignment for the semester during which the course is taken. TH 391 (0-0) carries no unit credit but validates production participation associated with above courses.

Program Requirements

A. Emphasis I: Theatre History/Literature

1. Program Entrance Requirement (3 units)

TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Required Courses (12 units)

TH 222 Mapping World Theatre and Drama (3)
TH 321A World Theatre and Drama I (3)
TH 321B World Theatre and Drama II (3)
TH 350 Cultural and Historical Perspectives for Theatre (3)

3. Choose three courses from the following (9 units)

4. Select one course from the following (3 units)

TH 530 Theatre and Drama of Latin America (3)
TH 531 Theatre and Drama of Asia (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 27

B. Emphasis II: Theatre Acting/Directing

1. Program Entrance Requirement (3 units)

TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Required Courses (17 units)

TH 108A Acting I: Fundamentals (2)
TH 142M Theatre Movement I (2)
TH 143V Theatre Voice and Speech I (2)
TH 208A Acting II: Character and Text (2)
TH 315 World Drama (3)
TH 350 Cultural and Historical Perspectives for Theatre (3)
TH 391 Production Practicum (0-0)
TH 444 Principles of Directing (3)

3. Choose 7 units from the following:

TH 308A Acting III: Scene Study (3)
TH 339 Improvisational Comedy (3)
TH 342M Theatre Movement II (3)
TH 343V Theatre Voice and Speech II (3)
TH 408A Acting IV: Advanced Acting (3)
TH 545 Advanced Directing (3)
TH 390 Theatre Production Participation (1) (2)
or TH 490 Theatre Production Participation (Acting) (2)

Total Units in the Minor: 27

C. Emphasis III: Theatre Design/Technology

1. Program Entrance Requirement (3 units)

TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Required Courses (10 units)

TH 155 Color and Design for the Theatre (2)
TH 315 World Drama (3)
TH 350 Cultural and Historical Perspectives for Theatre (3)
TH 381 Management Techniques for the Theatre (2)
TH 391 Production Practicum (0-0)

3. Choose 6 units from the following:

Coursework in this section must include two corequisite production participations activities.

TH 261/A Fundamentals of Scenery and Properties Technology (2/1)
TH 262/A Fundamentals of Costume Technology (2/1)
TH 263/A Fundamentals of Lighting and Sound Technology (2/1)

4. Choose 7 units from the following:

TH 355 Principles of Stage Design (2)
TH 357 Theatre Design Presentation Techniques (3)
TH 361A Intermediate Scenery and Properties Technology (2)
TH 361B Intermediate Scenic Art Techniques (2)
TH 362A Intermediate Costume Technology (2)
TH 362B Intermediate Costume Crafts (2)
TH 363A Intermediate Lighting Technology (2)
TH 363B Intermediate Sound Technology (2)
TH 367 Advanced Makeup (2)
TH 382 Theatre Management Practicum (1-3)
TH 457 Theatre Design Technology (3)
TH 459 Theatre Design Practicum (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 26

D. Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Minor in Musical Theatre

The 29-unit minor in Musical Theatre is an integrated studies minor in Music and Theatre offered through the College of Arts, Media and Communication. The program offers the opportunity to study basic musicianship skills, applied voice, acting and stage movement. Students will study musical theatre dance, musical theatre techniques and participate in musical theatre productions. This minor is available to all students, including Music and Theatre majors.

1. Program Entrance Requirements (6 units)

MUS 100 Music Fundamentals (3)
TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Additional Required Music Courses (10 units)

MUS 110A/B Keyboard Musicianship (1-1)
MUS 111/L Musicianship I and Lab (1/1)
MUS 238 A/B Elements of Vocal Technique (1-1-1-1)

Choose 2 units from the following:

MUS 170/370 University Chorus (1-1)
MUS 173/373 Master Chorale (1-1)
MUS 177/377 Women’s Chorale (1-1)
MUS 371 Jazz Vocal Ensemble (1-1)

3. Additional Required Theatre Courses (13 units)

TH 108A Acting I: Fundamentals (2)
TH 142M Theatre Movement I (2)
TH 143V Theatre Voice and Speech I (2)
TH 346 Musical Theatre Workshop (3)
TH 390 Theatre Production Participation (Acting)
TH 433 The Musical Theatre in the United States (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 29

More information

If you would like more information about this program, please contact theatre@csun.edu.

Contact

Chair: Garry Lennon
Nordhoff Hall (NH) 110
(818) 677-3086
www.csun.edu/theatre