College of Arts and Letters2021-2022

Department of Theatre

Theatre, Minor

This minor provides students with opportunities to become involved in script analysis, stagecraft, acting, costuming, and production workshops. This highly experiential minor broadens understanding of the many disciplines required to create stage "magic."


What Can I Do with a Minor in Theatre?

If you dream of a life that’s long on excitement and short on the dull bits, then the theatre is calling you. Whether you hope to work in professional theatre or pursue further education, our programs will put your dreams at center stage.

We offer nationally respected curricula in theatre studies, performance, and design and technology. We will help you develop the broadest possible understanding of the art and craft of the stage with our practical and academic courses. You'll also receive a firm grounding in the liberal arts. You'll study dramatic literature, history, theory and criticism, theatre performance, and design, and technology. You'll have plenty of opportunities to learn by doing. The university theatre season includes four faculty directed, mainstage productions and numerous student produced, second stage productions per year.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 22


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 22 units.
    Be aware that we will not accept more than half of the courses required for your minor in transfer credit.
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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