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Minor in Acting

Contact Person:

Leslie Delosh, Department Secretary,

(315) 267-2556,


James W. Pecora

238 Satterlee, (315) 267-2547,

19 credit hours required. Open to all majors including Theatre Majors.

For students majoring in Theatre, only 2 courses or 8 credit hours may overlap with the Theatre Major.

The Acting Minor consists of a concentration of courses designed for those students who wish to strengthen their capacity for performing in plays, operas and musicals as well as for those students interested in this area for purposes of increased self-knowledge, increased poise, and the development of avocation. Theatre majors with specific interests in acting would be well served by this minor as an additional stepping stone to graduate or professional schools.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses 19
DRAM 235 Introduction to Acting
DRAM 336 Scene Study and Realism (4 credits)
Three of the following:
DRAM 337 Shakespeare and Verse
DRAM 338 Audition Techniques
DRAM 438 Acting for Camera
DRAM 439 Comedy and Comic Styles
DRAM 441 Pivotal Playwrights
One of the following:
DRAM 210 Interpretation and Analysis of Plays
DRAM 312 Theatre History I
DRAM 313 Theatre History II
DRAM 414 Contemporary Theatre Topics

Acting Minor Policies on Student Grades and Performing

Any student receiving a grade of 1.0 or less for any course offered through the Department of Theatre and Dance will be ineligible for casting in any student directed or choreographed production during the semester immediately following the semester in which the failing grade is issued. Eligibility in faculty directed or choreographed productions will be left to the discretion of the directing faculty member and the Department Chair.