This minor allows students with a vested passion in Theatre Performance to develop the essential foundations and vocabulary of acting craft through a structured and layered approach to artistic process. The minor provides the core artistic tools and professional preparation emphasis that emerging actors need to thrive in professional theatrical rooms, on set, and in content development. A minor in Theatre Performance prepares NEIU artists for the art and business of theatre and entertainment while providing them with invaluable skills to aid in self-expression, social change and activation, and performance-based culture building.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
|General Education Distribution Area
|Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).
|Engaged Learning Experiences
Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".
Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)
These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.
Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)
These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.
Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.
Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.
Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.
Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements
Minor in Theatre Performance (18 credit hours)
|Minor in Theatre Performance
|Required Core Courses
|Voice For The Performer
|Select one of the following Performance courses:
|Children's Theatre Workshop:Elementary
|Children's Theatre Workshop:Middle and High School
|Select one of the following Literature or History courses:
|Western Theatre History
|Special Topics In Theatre
|Women In Playwriting
|American Musical Theatre
|Interpretation Of Shakespeare
|Drama For Teaching And Learning
|Select one of the following Design, Technology, and Management courses:
|Select one of the following Performance Practicum courses:
|Independent Study in Theatre
|Professional Internship 1