Theatre, Minor

Saint Louis University's theatre minor, offered as part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts theatre and dance program, creates exceptional learning experiences in classrooms, studios and workshops, as well as through the production of theatrical works.

Students who study theatre at SLU immerse themselves in the dramatic arts. They play lead roles in plays like Macbeth and Godspell. They call the cues for these plays in professional venues. They construct the costumes, program the lights and even design the sets. They direct each other in their original works. They discover the meaning of theatre and performance for the world and find their roles within that meaning.

Required Courses
THR 1500Introduction to Theatre3
THR 2510Acting I: Fundamentals3
THR 2520Introduction to Technical Production3
THR 3500Playscript Analysis3
THR 3550Theatre Practicum (minors must pass 3 semesters)0
THR 4515History of Theatre and Dance Advanced Studies3
Theatre Elective Courses6
Select 6 credits with the Theatre Minor Elective attribute, such as:
Global East Asian Performance
Costume Construction
Introduction to Technical Production
Acting II: Rehearsal & Performance
Voice & Diction
Movement for the Theatre
Make-Up for the Stage
Exploring U.S. Diversity in Theatre
Musical Theatre Performance
Stage Management
Advanced Acting: Scene Study
Advanced Acting for the Camera
Directing II
Total Credits21

For incoming students who intend to minor in Theatre:

  • For transfer students, no more than nine credits of coursework may be accepted toward the minor requirements.
  • An audition or portfolio review/interview with a full-time theatre faculty member is required prior to final articulation of credits toward the minor.
  • Theatre credits may be accepted that do not articulate as fulfilling a minor requirement. These credits may be applied as elective credit toward graduation.
  • A minimum of two semesters of THR 3550 Theatre Practicum (0 cr) is required to be successfully completed by the transfer applicant.

Continuation Standards

All Theatre major/minor courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to count for Theatre major/minor requirements and to continue in the major/minor.