Minor in Theatre at CSUB

Do you have a love for theatre but are already majoring in another field? Did you take a theatre class, have a great experience, and now would like to take more? Do you want to enhance your skills in teaching, speaking, creative thinking, design, literature, or writing—skills you can apply in a variety of careers? Consider minoring in theatre!

We offer three minors: a general theatre minor, a minor for those interested in design and theatre technology, and a minor for those wanting to use theatre with children (e.g. teachers, church and camp counselors, performers/theatre artists).

Minors are welcome (as are all CSUB students) to participate in department productions.

For information about our courses, please refer to the course descriptions under our “For Majors” section on the Theatre webpage.

Minor in Theatre

Four three-unit courses in Theatre, at least two of which must be upper division. Courses ending in “9” may not be used for this requirement. 

Minor in Theatre Technology

A total of 14 units, including the following:
THTR 2200 (Stagecraft) 
THTR 2210 (Principles of Design)
Two courses chosen from THTR 3200 (Theatrical Design — may be repeated for different content: Scenic, Lighting, or Costume Design) and 3210 (Computer-Aided Drafting for Theatre) 
One unit chosen from THTR 2460 or 4460 (Technical Theatre Laboratory)
One unit chosen from THTR 2470 or 4470 (Run of Show) or 2480 or 4480 (Stage Management Practicum) 

Minor in Theatre for Youth

The Theatre for Youth Minor is designed for the general student who is interested in working with children, whether in the classroom, after-school programs or in a theatrical situation. Anyone pursuing a career in parks and recreation or in youth group related activities would find the minor beneficial. A total of 13 units:
THTR 1008 (Beginning Acting)
THTR 3300 (Dramatic Literature and Performance for Youth)
THTR 3310 (Dramatic Activity for the Classroom)
THTR 3320 (Applied Dramatic Activity for the Classroom)
THTR 2420 or 4420 (Young Audiences Touring Play)


Quarter System Requirements (for students beginning PRIOR to Fall 2016)

Requirements for the Minor in Theatre (20 units)

Four five-unit courses in Theatre at the 200-level or above, at least two of which must be upper division.

Requirements for the Minor in Theatre Technology (24 units)

  • Theatre 241 Introduction to Stage Craft
  • Theatre 251 Technical Theatre and Design

Two courses chosen from:

  • Theatre 351 Lighting Design
  • Theatre 352 Scenic Design
  • Theatre 353 Costume Design
  • Theatre 354 AutoCAD for the Theatre

Four units chosen from:

  • Theatre 202/402 Technical Theatre Lab
  • Theatre 203/403 Run of Show
  • Theatre 200/400 Stage Management Practicum

Minor in Theatre for Youth (22 units)

  • Theatre 232  Acting I
  • Theatre 305  Creative Dramatics
  • Theatre 307  Dramatic Literature for Children
  • Theatre 405 Theatre for Youth
  • Theatre 206/406 Theatre for Youth Practicum

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