Theatre Minor


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Degree Overview

Thoughtfully designed to complement any major area of study, Calvin's brand-new theatre minor offers a blend of theatre foundation courses and tailored electives.

A theatre minor is ideal for anyone who wants to bolster any major with skills and experiences unique to Calvin's theatre program. You'll customize an academic theatrical experience with classes in acting, rhetoric, storytelling, and more. Along the way, you'll put your learning into practice by performing and participating in Calvin's vibrant arts and theatre community.

You'll graduate with creative and interpersonal communication skills that will set you up to lead in any career, on or off the stage.

Program Distinctives

Opportunities to perform - Get involved on stage or behind the scenes in one of the three major productions put on each year by the Calvin Theatre Company.
Grounded in faith - Your professors combine deep theatrical experience with a Christian faith that informs the way they approach every aspect of the theatrical experience.
Places to grow - Practice and perform on each of our three unique performance spaces.

Degree Information

  • Courses

    Course Offerings – 22 Credit Hours 

    Program Requirements – 12 credits 

    • THTR 120: Calvin Theatre Company – 2 credits 
      • Offered every semester 
      • Two semesters required for program 
      • Calvin Core: Arts, Oral Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric 
    • THTR 203: Introduction to Performance Studies – 4 credits 
      • Offered spring semester of even years (2024, 2026, etc.) 
      • Calvin Core: Arts, Oral Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric 
    • THTR 323: Acting – 4 credits 
      • Offered spring semester of odd years (2025, 2027, etc.) 
      • Calvin Core: Arts, Oral Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric 

    Electives – 10 credits 

    • ARTH 330: Art and Fashion – 4 credits 
      • Calvin Core: Contemporary Challenges and Enduring Questions 
    • CLAS 211: Classical Literature – 4 credits 
      • Calvin Core: Humanities 
    • COMM 145: Introduction to Film and Media – 4 credits 
      • Calvin Core: Arts, Oral Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric 
    • COMM 180: Communicating with Digital Media – 4 credits 
      • Calvin Core: Arts, Oral Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric 
    • COMM 248: Screenwriting – 4 credits 
      • Calvin Core: Arts, Oral Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric 
    • COMM 249: Audio Storytelling – 2 credits 
    • COMM 251: Live and Studio Audio Production – 2 credits 
    • COMM 254: Screen Storytelling: Theory and Criticism – 2 credits 
      • Calvin Core: Humanities 
    • COMM 316: Directing for the Screen – 4 credits 
    • COMM 381: Topics in Film and Media History – 4 credits 
    • ENG 335: Advanced Studies in a Major Author: Shakespeare – 4 credits 
      • Calvin Core: Humanities 

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