Minor in Theatre Arts

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Students will develop competence at thinking conceptually and critically about text, performance and production.

2. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of the historical and cultural dimensions of theater, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers both past and present.

3. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of a wide selection of theatre repertory including principal era, genres and cultural sources.

4. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and defend informed judgments about theatre.

Minor in Theatre Arts – 18 units

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Lower-Division Requirements (6 units)

Select Two:

TH A/DANC 123Music Fundamentals for Theatre and Dance Artists3
TH A 130Acting Workshop I3
TH A 133Improvisation Workshop3
TH A 200Introduction to the Theatre3
TH A 201Love and Sex in Theatre3
TH A 202Integrated Theatre Studies3
TH A 223The Actor's Speaking Voice: Skills and Techniques for Acting and Characterization3
TH A 225Acting Action and Characterization3
TH A 230Acting Workshop II3

Upper-Division Requirements (12 units)

  • All twelve upper-division units must be taken in residence at SF State.
  • All students are encouraged to participate in production by taking TH A 310 Scenery and Props Laboratory and CrewTH A 312 Costume and Makeup Laboratory and Crew, or TH A 313 Lighting and Sound Laboratory and Crew.
  • Design-interested students should consider TH A 305 .
  • Performance-oriented students can take upper-level acting and directing courses such as TH A 531 Advanced Topics in Theatre Performance or TH A 557 Acting Technique for Film and Television.
  • Theatre Studies students have a variety of history and cultural performance courses to choose from such as TH A 401 Global Theatre History I and TH A 402 Global Theatre History II, TH A 408 Performance in Asia and the Asian Diaspora, and TH A 409 Queer Theatre and Performance.