The theatre studies minor offers students who have chosen to major in another discipline the opportunity to explore their interest in theatre. With its unique focus on acting, directing and theatre history, the minor develops skills that are valuable in any endeavor.
The theatre studies minor has a unique focus on acting, directing and theatre history. Encompassing six theatre courses in total, the curriculum provides a cultural and historical understanding of the art form. Through your courses, you’ll be invited to make discoveries about your individual interests and talents and learn more about the history and practice of this art form.
What Can I Do with a Theatre Studies Minor?
The experiences and courses offered through the theatre studies minor will equip you with the skill set and knowledge base to succeed in the following:
Lighting, costume or set design
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare Me for a Career in Theatre?
Regardless of your experience level, you’ll engage in a broad range of opportunities through the curriculum including acting, musical theatre performance, directing and an introduction to stage and lighting design. Additionally, production and performance opportunities are available to all students during the academic year through the SJU Theatre Company.
How to Pursue a Theatre Studies Minor at Saint Joseph's University
Some students combine a minor in theatre studies with the majors and minors below, but you can combine it with several other majors/minors:
The theatre and film major at Saint Joseph's University nurtures creative expression and technical proficiency while fostering intellectual curiosity and cultural awareness. Students declare a concentration in film/TV, musical theatre or theatre.
The music major or minor at Saint Joseph’s University provides a comprehensive curriculum that deepens musical understanding and awareness, fosters creative expression and encourages critical analysis and inquiry. It combines coursework in music theory, composition, history and performance.