Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Theatre

The Minor in Theatre cultivates foundational knowledge in theatrical literature, performance, design, and technology, with room for at least three elective courses for advanced exploration or specific topics.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Minor in Theatre will:

  • Develop an understanding of dramatic and structural composition
  • Demonstrate how set, costumes, and lighting are used as tools for expression
  • Analyze a play with character in mind, develop relationships with fellow actors on stage, and play clear and effective character objectives
  • Gain hands-on production experience

A total of 21 credit hours are required for the minor in Theatre.

Studio Courses (21 credit hours)
Course Number Title Credits
THTR 203 Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process 3
THTR 252 Theatrical Design I 3
THTR 261 Beginning Acting  3
THTR 321 Theatre Practicum 3
  Theatre Electives 9

Residency Requirement

Transfer students minoring in theatre are required to complete a minimum of 11 credit hours of theatre minor requirements at Loyola.