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Minor in Theatre

A total of 24 credits are required for a minor in theatre. THTR 199: Play Structure and Analysis is required as well as 21 additional credits with the prefix THTR. Twelve of those credits must be at the upper division (300, 400) level. A minimum of nine credit hours must be in residence at UNLV. Work in the minor must be completed by the date of graduation in the student's major field of study. Non-theatre majors may declare a minor through the theatre department office.

Learning Objectives

  • Communication Techniques- appropriate for the concentration that may include some or all of these techniques: acting, voice, movement, dance, computer and hand drafting, drawing and painting, collage construction, and speech, model building
  • Production Skills- appropriate for the concentration that may include some or all of these skills: rehearsal etiquette, learning lines, practicing scenes, construction skills used in the lighting, scenery, and costume production studios, as well as following direction, performance responsibilities and time management
  • Academic Skills- writing, research, discussion
  • Professional preparation- self marketing as is timely and appropriate in their program- preparing audition material, attending auditions, creating a resume, learning networking techniques, portfolio preparation- from digital to hard copy, applying to graduate schools
  • The ability to study and analyze plays; have an understanding of genre, style, and direction through the study of plays and theatre history
  • An understanding of the contextual importance of theatre in the humanities, in the fine arts and part of the human experience