Minor in Theatre

A study of theater includes training in performance techniques, exposure to the historical and cultural roles theater has played in our civilization, and analysis of dramatic literature. It also gives students opportunities to explore human behavior by studying character development and relationships. It develops their creativity, powers of observation, and concentration, as well as their skills in public speaking and interpersonal communications. The technical aspects of theater enable students to learn about lighting, set design and construction, costume design, stage management, theater management, and theater marketing. Because theater reveals human behavior, its study can develop students’ awareness of human nature, increasing the capacities for compassion and tolerance. In addition, a study of theater enables students to become better informed and more appreciative audience members

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