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Introduction 

The Theatre minor provides students with knowledge of and insight into the theatre world. The program allows participation in the classroom and practically through participation on stage and behind the scenes in lighting, sound, set construction, costumes, publicity, or box office.
 

Degree Requirements 

Theatre minors must complete a total of 18 credit hours.

Courses 

Core Course

  • CMTT 130 Introduction to Theatre

Two courses in Performance

  • CMTT 203 Voice for the Stage

  • CMTT 220 Improvisation

  • CMTT 221 Acting I

  • CMTT 255 Oral Interpretation of Literature

  • CMTT 321 Acting 2

  • CMTT 345 Directing

  • CMTT 347 Playwriting

  • CMTT 350 Children’s Theatre Workshop (Elementary Education)

  • CMTT 351 Children’s Theatre Workshop (Middle School)

  • CMTT 352 Oral Interpretation of Poetry

  • CMTT 354 Oral Interpretation of Drama

  • CMTT 357 Oral Interpretation of Shakespeare

  • CMTT 358 Acting 3

  • CMTT 393 Creative Dramatics

One course in Theatre Production

  • CMTT 240 Stagecraft

  • CMTT 241 Advanced Stagecraft

  • CMTT 249 Make-up

  • CMTT 339 Theatre Practicum 3

  • CMTT 340 Scenographic Design

  • CMTT 341 Lighting Design

  • CMTT 342 Costume Design

  • CMTT 343 Stage Management

  • CMTT 349 Summer Theatre

Two courses in Theatre History/Literature

  • CMTT 331 History of Theatre I

  • CMTT 332 History of Theatre II

  • CMTT 333 Contemporary Theatre

  • CMTT 334 Studies in Drama

  • CMTT 335 American Social Problem Plays

  • CMTT 336 Naturalism & Realism

  • CMTT 337 Women Playwrights

  • CMTT 346 American Musical Theatre

Program Contact Information 

To declare a Theatre minor visit our main office (FA 240). For more information call 773-442-5950 or email cmt@neiu.edu

Department Website

Communication, Media and Theatre

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