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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semester
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Embrace your creative side with a minor in theatre from UNT.
The minor in theatre allows creativity to complement the core of a liberal arts education and use theatre as a laboratory to explore how humanities, sciences, and other arts intersect.

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Why Earn a Theatre Minor?

As a theatre minor, coveted positions as management of or acting in stage productions. The administrator of the arts, the head of a department, or the manager of a program. Managing advertising, marketing, sales, and ticketing, as well as digital media management. Drama teacher, acting coach, filmmaker, and theatre director at a high school.

Theatre Minor Highlights

The Department of Dance and Theatre maintains the University Theater (409-seat proscenium theatre) and the Studio Theater (160-seat black box), and the technical facilities to support the annual season, including a well-equipped costume and scenic shop, and adequate storage.
Unique among theatre programs, qualified undergraduate students perform lead roles, direct public productions, stage-manage, and design scenery, costumes, lights, make-up and wigs.
Through studying theatre, you can acquire a diverse range of communication and organizational skills that are applicable to many careers. For example, combining your degree with studies in journalism or a law degree could lead to a career as a theatre critic or an entertainment lawyer.
Students are often offered performance and design opportunities as part of outside professional projects of the faculty and are able to audition for local theatre groups.
UNT has several student organizations for students to network and further hone their skills and craft.
Scholarships are available based on merit and talent.

Theatre Minor Courses You Could Take

Acting: Fundamentals (3 hrs)
The study of the art of contemporary acting, grounded in psychological realism. Exposure to a broad spectrum of acting techniques designed to develop use of the body, voice, intellect, memories and imagination. Emphasis on removal of the body’s resistances and blocks which hinder a spontaneous and truthful reaction in a creative situation.
Sound Production and Design for the Theatre (3 hrs)
Techniques for designing and production of sound support and effects for theatrical applications. Covering live, recorded, engineered and multiple effects. Emphasis on creativity and appropriateness of sound design for special theatrical situations.
Theatre Voice I (3 hrs)
Introduction to the mechanics of the voice and effective use of the vocal instrument for the actor. A basic foundation of techniques for vocal preparation and performance, including vocal quality, range, resonance, energy, and freedom.
Physical Theatre (3 hrs)
Study and practice of physical theatre. The application of the physical and vocal methodologies of movement-based theatre to creative exercises.
Theatre in the Classroom (3 hrs)
Theories and practical application of theatre in the classroom with children and adolescents. Integrates the content area of theatre with educational pedagogy, with an emphasis on theatre games, improvisational play-making, story dramatization, and thematic work in educational and recreational settings. Includes lecture/discussions, group facilitation, peer teaching and off-campus classroom observation. Course of value to classroom teachers, performers, directors, writers and community service workers who view working with youth as part of career plan.
Lighting and Sound I (3 hrs)
Introduction to basic terminology, equipment, personnel and procedures for lighting and sound production in performing arts. Topics include introductions to lighting equipment, basic electricity, optics, color in light, sound equipment, acoustics, sound recording and playback, music and sound effects and safety considerations. Lecture and discussion. Application of concepts through practical exercises and lab hours.

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