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Theatre Arts

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Theatre Arts (code THEAUM01)

This minor may be combined with any major at CSULB except the BA in Theatre Arts. Students are admitted to the minor after having completed a minimum of 30 units of college level course work including all 12 units of General Education Foundation courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.


A minimum of 21 units is required for the minor.

  • Take all of the following:
    • THEA 101 Fundamentals of Script Analysis (3)
    • THEA 321 History of Theatre and Drama to 1660 (3)
    • THEA 322 History of Theatre & Drama Since 1660 (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • THEA 114A Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    • THEA 142 Elementary Stagecraft (3)
  • Take 9 units from the following (at least 3 units must be upper division):
    • THEA 112, 114A, 114B, 142, 146, 148, 214, 262, 316, 374, 433, 426

Recommended GE Capstone (Note: will not be counted as part of the minor):

  • THEA 324I Theatre Today (3)