BU’s Theatre Arts minor is designed to provide students with a balanced and diverse theatre experience. Students choose a path of study depending on their own desire to explore the disciplines of performance, dramatic literature, or production/design.
Being a theatre arts minor allows opportunities to attend School of Theatre-sponsored events including workshops, guest artists, and performances. Students have a chance to interact and experience the offerings through a rigorous training program.
Program of Study
Our theatre arts program is a rigorous theatre training program within a liberal arts university that can inform and stimulate one’s expressive and developmental potential.
Completion of the minor requires a 28-credit sequence of courses designed to provide students with a balanced and diverse theatre experience. The minor follows a sequence of an 11-credit theatre core, a 7-credit dramatic literature core, and 10 credits of theatre electives. Students choose a path of study depending on their own desire to explore the disciplines of performance, dramatic literature, or production/design.
Students minoring in Theatre Arts may, through coursework in the minor, satisfy BU Hub requirements in Aesthetic & Historical Interpretation; Communication; Diversity, Civic Engagement & Global Citizenship; and the Intellectual Toolkit.
An average class size ranges between 15 to 18 students, with a 15:1 student-to-instructor ratio. Learn from award-winning faculty members who’ve been recognized with Broadway awards, Tony awards and nominations, Emmy awards, and more.
Most classrooms are offered in the CFA Building (including our brand new movement studio), the award-winning Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, and the Peter Fuller Building. All buildings are within walking distance from one another.
Get to know more about BU School of Theatre
Be a part of the CFA community. Attend events hosted by School of Theatre including workshops, guest artists, staged readings, performances, and concerts. Meet School of Theatre faculty who are working theatre artists that maintain active professional careers.
Demonstrate a broad understanding of theatre practice and its various components of directing, acting, design, and production. Through this program, students enhance their spoken and written critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.
Via audition/casting, or participation in an artistic or production team, students have a chance to work in School of Theatre’s productions.
Graduates from our theatre arts program have gone into a variety of different professions, including but not limited to: commercial and non-commercial theatre, playwriting, producing, directing, designing, educating, performing, agency, advocacy, and innovating. Other experiences include in the film regional and industrial work, as well as the professional and corporate landscape.
Head of Movement; Assistant Professor, Movement; Co-Chair, Dance Minors; Advisor/Faculty Mentor, Theatre Minors
Next Steps for Applicants
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To proceed with declaring a Theatre Arts Minor, follow these steps, and send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org along the way.