Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Theatre, Minor (490)

Program Coordinator

Alan R. White, alan.white@wku.edu, (270) 745-5845

Program Requirements (26 hours)

The minor in theatre offers students the opportunity to attain a basic understanding of all aspects of theatre. It requires the completion of a minimum of 26 credit hours, as indicated below. No fewer than 13 credits in the minor must be upper-division.

History & Theory
THEA 151Theatre Appreciation 13
or THEA 252 Fundamentals of Theatre
Select one of the following:3
World Theatre History I
World Theatre History II
U.S. Theatre History
Culture and Performance
PERF 101Acting3
or THEA 101 Acting I
PERF 120Rehearsal and Production1
PERF 220Production Lab I (take once as a 1 credit class, or twice as a .5 credit class)1
Select one of the following:3
Costume Technology
Stage Electrics
Stage Management Practicum
Restricted Upper-Division Electives
Select any upper-division (level 300 or above) THEA, PERF or DANC course with advisor’s approval 212
Total Hours26

Please note: THEA 252 is a pre-requisite for many theatre courses, including Design I, Acting III, Directing I, Theatre for Young Audiences, Theatre in Diversion, and other classes.


Relevant coursework in other departments may be included in this category with the approval of advisor and Theatre & Dance department chair.