The Department of Theatre welcomes non-majors who wish to learn about acting, drama, design, theatre history, and technical theatre through the completion of a minor. Students minoring in theatre are welcome to audition for department productions and serve on backstage technical crews if they are enrolled in THR 101, THR 201, THR 301, or THR 401.

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of 18 hours is required for the minor; 12 hours must be numbered 300 and above.

Theatre Minor Course Requirements

Minors must complete each of the following:

Theatre Core Knowledge and Skills (9)
Minors must complete courses in each of the following core areas:
THR 101Theatre Practicum I1
THR 106Acting I3
THR 216Scenic Production2
or THR 220 Costume Production
or THR 224 Lighting Production
Select one of the following: 3
History of Theatre
History of Theatre II
History of U.S. Theatre and Drama
Theatre Required Electives (9)
Satisfied by 3 courses (9 hours) of any 300 Level or above Theatre course:9

Minor Hours

Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence

Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours

Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA

Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.