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Minoring in Drama

Romeo and Jules 2019 | Photo by Kyler Martin
Romeo and Jules 2019 | Photo by Kyler Martin

The School of Drama offers three undergraduate minors that are open to everyone except Drama majors. Any undergraduate student with at least sophomore standing (45 credits completed) who is declared in a major may declare a minor after completing prerequisites.

Acting Minor

Acting minors will hone techniques and creativity, learn about being citizen leaders, and develop skills that are applicable to any career that requires collaboration, creative innovation, project realization, and critical thinking. 

Credits required: 25
Prerequisites: DRAMA 251 (Acting), DRAMA 252 (Acting)
Electives: (Minors will choose 15 credits from the following courses) DRAMA 351 (Intermediate Acting - Scene Study), DRAMA 352 (Intermediate Acting - Verse), DRAMA 353 (Intermediate Acting - Production), DRAMA 451 (Advanced Acting - Production), DRAMA 452 (Advanced Acting - Scene Study), DRAMA 453 (Advanced Acting - Physical Training), DRAMA 454 (Projects in Acting), DRAMA 455 (Alexander Technique), DRAMA 456 (Topics in Theatre for Youth), DRAMA 457 (Creating Drama), DRAMA 460 (Introduction to Directing) , DRAMA 461 (Elementary Directing), DRAMA 490 (Special Studies in Acting - Directing), DRAMA 498 (Theatre Production)


Performance Studies Minor

Performance studies minors will become familiar with theatre history and theories, as well as learning about being citizen leaders, and developing skills that are applicable to any career that requires collaboration, creative innovation, project realization, and critical thinking.

Credits required: 25
Prerequisites: DRAMA 201 (Plays and Styles)
Electives: (Minors will choose 20 credits from the following courses) DRAMA 302 (Critical Analysis of Theatre), DRAMA 365 (Diverse Voices in Performance), DRAMA 367 (African Theatre and Performance), DRAMA 371 (Theatre History 1), DRAMA 372 (Theatre History 2), DRAMA 373 (Theatre History 3), DRAMA 416 (History of Style: Dress, Architecture, and Functional Decor), DRAMA 494 (Special Studies in Theatre and Drama), DRAMA 499 (Undergraduate Research)


Design for Performance Minor

Design for performance minors will begin to develop the skills to work in the areas of costume design, set design, lighting design, or sound design, as well as learning about being citizen leaders and developing skills that are applicable to any career that requires collaboration, creative innovation, project realization, and critical thinking.

Credits required: 25
Prerequisites: DRAMA 290 (Theatre Technical Practices Laboratory) and two from the following: DRAMA 210 (Theatre Technical Practice - Sets), DRAMA 211 (Theatre Technical Practice - Costumes), DRAMA 212 (Theatre Technical Practice - Stage Lighting), DRAMA 213 (Introduction to Sound Design), DRAMA 215 (Visual Thinking in Theatrical Design)
Electives: (Minors will choose 15 credits from the following courses) DRAMA 316 (Theatrical Makeup), DRAMA 317 (Introduction to Costume Construction), DRAMA 391 (Beginning Technical Practices), DRAMA 414 (Scene Design), DRAMA 415 (Stage Costume Design), DRAMA 416 (History of Style: Dress, Architecture, and Functional Decor), DRAMA 417 (Stage Costume Patterning and Construction), DRAMA 418 (Scene Painting), DRAMA 419 (Advanced Stage Lighting Design), DRAMA 420 (Design and Technical Drafting), DRAMA 421 (Drawing and Rendering Techniques), DRAMA 491 (Special Studies in Design) or DRAMA 498 (Theatre Production)


Eloise BoyleTo learn more and take the next steps toward declaring your minor, please contact undergraduate advisor Eloise Boyle at emboyle@uw.edu.

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