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Program: Minor in Theatre: Design/Technology

Program Description

Note: TH 110 is the introductory course required in each of the minor emphases to be taken during the first semester of registration as a Theatre minor. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a department advisor as early as possible to discuss their program of studies and the selection of an emphasis for the minor.

Production Participation:

Some Theatre minors are required to complete two upper division department production participations. Completed assignments should reflect the broad spectrum of theatre production areas, including, but not limited to acting, directing, scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, technology, management and dramaturgy. Courses that require a production assignment as part of the course TH 339, TH 361A, TH 361B, TH 362ATH 362BTH 363A, TH 363B, TH 367TH 376TH 382ABC, TH 383, TH 384TH 390ABC, TH 459, TH 490ABCTH 498BTH 498C and TH 498D) will fulfill the production assignment for the semester during which the course is taken. TH 391 (0-0) carries no unit credit but validates production participation associated with above courses.

Program Requirements

1. Program Entrance Requirement (3 units)

TH 110 Introduction to Theatre: Text, Drama, Performance (3)

2. Required Courses (10 units)

TH 155 Color and Design for the Theatre (2)
TH 325 World Drama and Performance (3)
TH 350 Cultural and Historical Perspectives for Theatre (3)
TH 381 Management Techniques for the Theatre (2)

3. Choose 6 units from the following:

Coursework in this section must include two corequisite production participations activities.

TH 261/TH 261A Fundamentals of Scenery and Properties Technology (2/1)
TH 262/TH 262A Fundamentals of Costume Technology (2/1)
TH 263/TH 263A Fundamentals of Lighting and Sound Technology (2/1)

4. Choose 7 units from the following:

TH 355 Principles of Stage Design (2)
TH 357 Theatre Design Presentation Techniques (3)
TH 361A Intermediate Scenery and Properties Technology (2)
TH 361B Intermediate Scenic Art Techniques (2)
TH 362A Intermediate Costume Technology (2)
TH 362B Intermediate Costume Crafts (2)
TH 363A Intermediate Lighting Technology (2)
TH 363B Intermediate Sound Technology (2)
TH 367 Advanced Makeup (2)
TH 382 Theatre Management Practicum (1-3)
TH 457 Theatre Design Technology (3)
TH 459 Theatre Design Practicum (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 26

More information

For more information about this program, please contact


Department of Theatre
Chair: Anamarie Gallardo de Dwyer
Nordhoff Hall (NH) 110
(818) 677-3086