Theatre Minor


Upon declaring a minor in Theatre, the student will be assigned a Theatre faculty advisor. Theatre minors are encouraged to consult with their advisor as they plan their course of study.

Transfer Courses

Students may petition to have theatre courses that were completed at a comparable institution count towards a UIS minor in Theatre. No more than two courses may transfer towards the UIS minor in Theatre. UIS Theatre will make the determination if the courses are equivalent to UIS course work. Please contact a Theatre faculty member for details. Theatre/Production practicum credits from other institutions will not transfer to the minor.

Grading Policy

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all THE courses that apply toward the minor in Theatre (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted). Courses taken on a CR/NC basis will not count toward the minor in Theatre. The course grading policy is determined by each instructor as appropriate to the individual course and is announced at the beginning of the term. THE courses may be repeated for grade improvement only once.

Minor Requirements

The Theatre minor is available to all UIS majors. Required course work includes an introductory course, a performance course, a technical theatre course, and a theatre practicum course. Elective courses include a continuation of the acting course, a design course, and various other survey and studio courses for a total of 18-19 credit hours.

Required Courses
THE 108Principles of Stagecraft 14
THE 273Principles of Acting 14
THE 274Theatre Appreciation 13
THE 475Theatre Practicum1-2
Elective Courses
Select 2 from the following courses. Please note, additional eligible courses may be added.6
Principles of Theatre Design (3 hours)
Topics in Theatre Production (3-4 hours)
Topics in Dramatic Literature (3 hours)
Voice and Movement (4 hours)
Women Playwrights (3 hours)
Intermediate Acting (4 hours)
Theatre History I (3 hours) 1
Theatre Practicum (2-3 hours) 2
Directing for the Theatre (4 hours)
Playing Shakespeare (4 hours)
Total Hours18-19