If you have a passion for theatre, then the theatre minor from CBU could be a perfect fit for you. All theatre minors will participate in at least two theatrical productions, on the stage or behind the scenes. Students will learn both stage design/management and acting, gaining hands-on experience in and out of the classroom.

The minor in theatre requires the completion of the following 27 units.

Lower Division Requirements

 

This course offers an introduction to the basic construction methods, materials and techniques employed in the scene shop. Students will also develop skills in producing large-scale scenic painting and texturing effects through multiple in-class projects. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE111-A
Lyons, Lee A
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B10D

This course will serve as an introduction to the collaborative nature of design and stage management in theatrical productions. Each of the four major areas of design; scenic, costume, lighting, and audio will be explored through projects and the critical viewing of plays on film and live productions. Basic techniques of stage management and production protocols will be explored through exercises and the creation of a prompt script. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE211-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Adams Business Park B10D
THE211-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B10D

Choose one of the following:

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental skills necessary to acting and to explore the basic elements of the actor's art. This course will explore the physical, vocal, intellectual, and technical aspects of acting in a format that encourages freedom of imagination and personal growth. Additionally, the course will explore the connections between faith and theatre and the ways in which God's truth is embedded within the fabric of both the plays themselves and the actor's work. Prerequisite: Theatre Major, or Minor. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE183-A
Bortot, Zachary L.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM Wallace Theater 204

Students will learn strategies for building truthful performances in a multi-camera studio environment. Participants will refine acting techniques through monologs, sensory exercises, and beginning scene study work. Open to all students. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE230-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Wallace Theater 204

 

Lower Division Practicum Requirement

Complete 3 units from the following:

Practical training in the areas of acting, directing, and stage management. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a fully realized production, from auditions through to performance. This course consists of regular rehearsals and performances. May be taken for variable credit. Multiple sections will be offered, and students will enroll in the section assigned to their show. (1-3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE163-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE163-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Wallace Theater 100

Practical hands-on training in the areas of scenic construction, stage lighting, and sound production, costume construction and backstage crew assignments. May be taken for variable credit. (1-3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE164-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Wallace Theater 100

Practical training in the areas of acting, directing, and stage management. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a fully realized production, from auditions through to performance. This course consists of regular rehearsals and performances. May be taken for variable credit. (1-3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE263-A
Park, Ethan Montgomery
01/08/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE263-B
Lyons, Lisa L
01/08/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE263-A
Bortot, Zachary L.
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100
THE263-B
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100

Practical hands-on training in the areas of scenic construction, stage lighting, and sound production, costume construction and backstage crew assignments. May be taken for variable credit. (1-3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE264-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/08/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE264-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100

Upper Division Requirements

 

Complete 12 upper division units in theatre.*

* A maximum of 3 units from the following may be applied to the minor:

Practical training in the areas of acting, directing, and stage management. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a fully realized production, from auditions through to performance. This course consists of regular rehearsals and performances. May be taken for variable credit. (1-3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE363-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE363-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Wallace Theater 100

Practical hands-on training in the areas of scenic construction, stage lighting, and sound production, costume construction and backstage crew assignments. Advanced students will be encouraged to assume leadership positions as crew chiefs, designers, and master electricians. May be taken for variable credit. (1-3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE364-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 - Wallace Theater 100

Practical training in the areas of acting, directing, and stage management. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a fully realized production, from auditions through to performance. This course consists of regular rehearsals and performances. May be taken for variable credit. (1-3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE463-A
Park, Ethan Montgomery
01/08/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE463-B
Lyons, Lisa L
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
THE463-A
Bortot, Zachary L.
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100
THE463-B
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100

Practical hands-on training in the areas of scenic construction, stage lighting, and sound production, costume construction and backstage crew assignments. Advanced students will be encouraged to assume leadership positions as crew chiefs, designers, and master electricians. May be taken for variable credit. (1-3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE464-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/08/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE464-A
Lyons, Lee A
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100

Elective Requirements

 

Complete 3 additional lower or upper division units in theatre.*