Theatre Studies (Minor)

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The Theatre School offers a minor as a way for DePaul University students in other colleges to engage and explore their interest in the theatre through a broad range of theatre coursework. Theatre School students are not eligible to declare a minor in Theatre Studies.

Course Requirements

​A minor in Theatre Studies requires the completion of 24 Theatre School credits of the student's choosing, based on the list below. Students from outside The Theatre School may take the following classes at their home college tuition rate:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select 24 Theatre School credits:24
ACTING AND PERFORMANCE
ADVANCED ACTING AND PERFORMANCE
POLITICS, POP CULTURE, AND THE STAGE
MAKING PLAYS: THEATER AND THE ART OF PRODUCTION
SKETCH COMEDY
SCI-FI AND OTHER GENRE FICTION IN THEATRE
PLAYS ABOUT SPORTS
SCREEN TO STAGE
THE ART OF STORYTELLING
ARE WE STILL FABULOUS?: QUEER IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY DRAMA
STAGE DIRECTION FOR NON-MAJORS
DRAMATIC WRITING FOR NON-MAJORS
AMERICAN FUNNY: STAGE COMEDY FROM GROUCHO MARX TO TINA FEY
STAGE TO SCREEN: CINEMATIC TRANSLATIONS OF THE DRAMATIC CANON
THEME PARK THEATRE
ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS:THE ECLECTIC QUILT OF AIDS DRAMA
THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES DRAMATIC LITERATURE:PLAYS FOR THE ONCE AND FUTURE AMERICAN AUDIENCE
WRITING LOCALLY, THINKING GLOBALLY: INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES DRAMATIC LITERATURE
SEMINAR: TOPICS IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE
SEMINAR: TOPICS IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE
SEMINAR: TOPICS IN DRAMATIC LITERATURE

All courses are offered on an as needed basis. On occasion, Theatre Studies minors may take Theatre Studies (THE) classes not listed above.1 Availability of those courses is dependent on space available in the class, completion of appropriate prerequisites and permission of the instructor, which the student must obtain in order to enroll. Classes in the acting program (PRF) are not open to students pursuing a minor.

Students pursuing a minor who are approved to take Theatre School courses not on this list will be charged the part-time, per-credit Theatre School tuition rate for those classes.