If you would like to take several courses in theatre arts but do not choose to major in the department, you may want to pursue a minor in theatre arts.


The minor in theatre arts requires 15 semester hours in course work, including 12 semester hours in courses numbered 2000 or above taken at University of Iowa. Students may count THTR:1141 Basic Acting II as one of the courses included in the 12 semester hours total mentioned previously.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students must complete all prerequisites for the courses they choose for the minor.

All theatre arts courses are available to students who minor in theatre. Students who wish to take THTR:2140 Acting I must request permission from the Department of Theatre Arts. Minors who are interested in acting also may take THTR:1140 Basic Acting and THTR:1141 Basic Acting II, and then may ask for permission to enroll in THTR:3140 Acting II.

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