Undergraduate Bulletin

Spring 2023

Requirements for the Minor in Theatre Arts (THR)

The minor in Theatre Arts provides the student with the opportunity to explore several aspects of the dramatic arts. The course of study should lead the student to an understanding of the necessary next steps should his or her interest be sharpened by the experience.

Requirements for the Minor

All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. At least 12 of the credits must be taken at Stony Brook.

Completion of the minor requires a minimum of 18-19 credits.

A. Foundation Courses (6-7 credits)

  • Choose one (1) of the following:
  • Choose one (1) of the following:


Design and Technical Theatre

    • THR 103 Introduction to Theatre Design
    • THR 115  Stagecraft
    • THR 216 Introduction to Visual Interpretation

Theatre History and Literature/Performance

B. Upper-Division Electives (9 credits)

Nine (9) upper-division credits to be chosen from courses in theatre.  Three (3) of those nine (9) credits may be chosen from theatre-related courses in other departments, such as but not limited to Art, Classics, Creative Writing, English, Liberal Arts, Media Arts, Music, or Women’s and Gender Studies, with the approval of the Theatre Arts Department and host program.  Elective courses may include:  

C. Capstone Course (3 credits)*

Choose one (1) of the following:

  • THR 487 Independent Research
  • THR 488 Internship (Staller Center)
  • THR 447 Readings in Theatre Arts
  • THR 484 Projects in Theatre
  • Or another appropriate upper division Theatre course (THR or DAN) chosen with the approval of the
    Department of Theatre Arts

*Variable credit courses must be taken for a minimum of 3 credits to count toward the Capstone Course requirement.