Minor in Theater (THE)
The Wilson College Theater Minor combines an academic and performative study of theater to offer students with an abiding interest in the theater a way to combine courses over several disciplines into a concentrated minor. The minor focuses on both the academic study of theater—the critical study of drama and dramatic writing—and the performative study on theater—including introductory acting techniques, playwriting, and directing. The Theater Minor not only teaches students the rudiments of these skills, but also teaches them how to think critically about dramatic text and performance, how to speak clearly and ably in a public forum, and how to express creative and critical thoughts in writing. Students also complete a significant independent project in theater wherein they must demonstrate their ability to conceive and organize a large directing, writing, or academic project.
“I love acting. It is so much more real than life.”
– Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, English playwright and author