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Theatre Minor

The Writing and Narrative Arts Department offers a minor in Theatre made up of 18 credits of Writing and Narrative Arts courses at the 200-level or higher.

This minor is an enriching addition for students in any field who wish to gain a more informed appreciation for literature and the language arts.

Exploring their interests either on stage or behind the scenes, students can learn about theater performance, scriptwriting, production and design, as well as theater history.

Students participating in our Theater program (as casual students, concentrators, or minors) also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience in London, England, with Cabrini faculty and working theater professionals.

Additionally, the program accommodates Education majors who elect the Theater Minor to contribute to their future school’s dramatic arts program.

Students wishing to minor in Theatre should apply to the Writing and Narrative Arts chair.

  • Students who participate in the Theater Minor at Cabrini University will:
  • enlarge their aesthetic sensitivity, creativity, and artistic integrity
  • develop competency in acting, theatre education, scriptwriting, directing, or production and design
  • demonstrate an informed understanding of theatre and how the theater arts enrich our cultural life
  • improve their knowledge of theatre history, dramatic literature, dramatic and dance theory, as well as current trends in the arts

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN THEATRE (all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted)

Select two of the following classes (6 credits):

  • THE/WNA 280 - Acting
  • THE/WNA 380 - Scriptwriting
  • THE/WNA 384 – Theater Directing

Select four of the following classes (12 credits):

  • THE/WNA 275 - Drama
  • THE/WNA 280 - Acting
    (if not counted as one of the two required courses)
  • THE/WNA 289/CCA 213 -On Stage Live-In London
  • THE/WNA 340 - Public Speaking
  • THE/WNA 380 - Scriptwriting
    (if not counted as one of the two required courses)
  • THE/WNA 382 - Theater Practicum (1-3 each to a maximum of 6 total credits)
  • THE/WNA 384 - Theater Directing
    (if not counted as one of the two required courses)
  • THE/WNA 385 - Musical Theater
  • THE/WNA 388 - Advanced Acting
  • THE/WNA 385 - Musical Theater Choreography
  • THE/WNA 201/301 - Special Topics in Literature
    (as approved by the Writing and the Narrative Arts Chair)

Total credits for the minor 18


Note: Students may petition the Writing and Narrative Arts Department Chair to substitute up to six credits of relevant coursework from outside of the minor.