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Minor in Theatre

The Minor in Theatre recognizes student proficiency in the fundamentals of the theatre tradition and its practices, including practical skills, theory and history, and direct participation in productions.  The minor requires a minimum of 18 credit-hours of SPTH classes, which must include the following:


SPTH 150 (3 hrs.):  Fundamentals of Theatre—an overview of the core areas in theatre theory and practice, including scripts, production procedures, performance and design.

SPTH 270 (3 hrs.):  Stagecraft—detailed introduction to the core areas of technical theatre, especially including set, lighting and sound.

SPTH 271 (1 hr.):  Stagecraft Lab—lab focused on hands-on experience with technical theatre, taken concurrently with SPTH 270.

SPTH 360 (3 hrs.):  Theatre History—detailed introduction to the practices and styles of theatre throughout history.

SPTH 380 (3 hrs.):  Acting—fundamentals of the practical skills involved in live theatrical performance for an audience.

At least two (2) of the following—SPTH 100, 101, 200, or 201 (1 hr. ea.):  Departmental Lab—rotating 1-hr. courses, in which the student receives credit for serving a dedicated role in an official Southern University SPTH Program theatre production.  Dedicated roles may involve responsibilities as a performer, a technical assistant, or a production assistant.

A 400-level SPTH class (3 hrs.):  Each minor must take a 3-hr. 400-level course, which may include any of the following as they are offered—SPTH 443, SPTH 460, SPTH 470, SPTH 490 or SPTH 495.


Total—18 hrs.