Theatre Minor

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Theatre Minor

The Performing Arts at Notre Dame College consist of various offerings in Music & Theatre, offering students an opportunity to express themselves through performance, while also stimulating their creativity and critical thinking. The Performing Arts further enhance a student's commitment to a liberal arts education by encouraging creative thought patterns, differentiated problem solving, and increased connection to extra-curricular and co-curricular offerings at Notre Dame College.

The Minors combines the experience of live performance in a Notre Dame College Music or Theatre Ensemble with coursework in Music and/or Theatre. Students can add a Minor to demonstrate an understanding of performance art, to further their ability to develop lifelong creativity, and to apply critical thinking abilities to their Major Degree Program.

Course Requirements

Minor in Theatre (Does require audition)
18 Credits of Theatre

  • 6 credits must be from upper biennium courses
  • 3 credits must be applied lessons

18 Credits from any of the following courses (6 credits must be from upper biennium courses):

Theatre & Dance Courses
CA212/TR212 Oral Interpretation (3 Credits)
EN261/TR261 Drama and Theatre (3 Credits)
EN262/TR262 Modern Drama and Theatre (3 Credits)
CA260 Art of Improvisation (3 Credits)
CA309/TR309 Acting and Directing (3 Credits)
CA313/TR313 Event and Play Production (3 Credits)
CA305 Film Studies (3 Credits)
DA 100/101 Intro to Dance I/II (1 Credit)
Required Music Courses: Up to 3 Credits total for Applied Music count towards Minor
MU#97 Applied Music: Voice (3 Credits)
MU#103 Intro to Musicianship (3 Credits)
Performance Courses: Up to 3 Credits total for Performing Ensembles count towards Minor
MU #10 Concert Choir (1 Credit)
MU #11 Chamber Singers (1 Credit)
MU #15 Wind Symphony/Marching Band (1 Credit)
TR #05 Theatre Production (1 Credit)
DA #00 Dance Ensemble (1 Credit)


*Performing Ensembles [MU#15/#10,TR#01, DA #00] and Applied Music are courses with levels based on progression in the specific performance and applied area. The identification of  "up to 3 credits" is meant to limit the application of credits taken in these courses towards the minor. While the student can earn credits in every semester they take part in a performing ensemble or applied music, only 3 of those credits can be used towards the minor, thereby ensuring that students will gain a well-rounded experience in the other coursework offered.


Performance Requirement

Performing Arts Minor, Music Minor, and Theatre Minor students must participate in a Notre Dame College based Performing Arts Program (Instrumental, Vocal, or Theatre) during each semester of attendance.

*Alternative approval for this requirement can be reviewed by the Executive Director of Performing Arts.


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