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.

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 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 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Wallace Theater 204

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
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park B10D

This course is designed to introduce the student to the skills and techniques of dramatic writing for stage and screen. Students will develop a deeper understanding of performative texts through the application of dramatic analysis, research, writing, and critical thinking. Using the techniques of the Dramaturg, the course teaches how play analysis contributes to the realization of theatrical productions. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE232-A
Bortot, Zachary L.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Wallace Theater 204

 

Complete 2 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
Lyons, Lee A
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
Park, Ethan Montgomery
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-B
Willis, Stacee Tweedlie
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100
THE263-A
Bortot, Zachary L.
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
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100

 

Complete 3 units of upper division units from the following:

The first part of a two-part review of the development of theatre, with a detailed study of the origins of drama in religious ritual and the beginnings of formalized theatre in Classical Greece through the French Neoclassical Period. Nine plays will be studied in detail during the course, and students will be asked to specifically engage with the material from the Christian worldview to explore how God's truth may be represented within the work. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE332-A
Bortot, Zachary L.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Wallace Theater 204

The study of the basic techniques of stage direction including play analysis, director/actor and director/designer communication, and technical problems of movement, composition, picturization, and blocking. Students will practice the craft by presenting in-depth research and script analysis and directing scene work. Prerequisites: THE 183, and 232. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE353-A
Bortot, Zachary L.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM Wallace Theater 204

Students work on the craft of auditioning while also preparing professional materials required for self-management of a career in acting. Students will work on understanding their character type, practice cold read and interview skills, self-tape technique, and learn the basics of what an actor needs to market themselves as a professional, including the headshot, resume, reel, website, and union membership. Additional focus on professional fields that are theatre-adjacent. Prerequisite: THE 183, 283, and 383. (3 units; Spring, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

Complete 2 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. (1-3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
THE363-B
Park, Ethan Montgomery
09/03/2024 - Wallace Theater 100
THE363-A
Lyons, Lee A
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
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
01/13/2025 MTWThF - Wallace Theater 100