The University of Bridgeport’s College of Arts and Sciences offers all undergraduate students the opportunity to minor in Theatre Arts. Students will hone their skills in acting, stagecraft, production, and more while cultivating poise, confidence, presentation skills, and public speaking ability. Ongoing relationships with several nearby regional professional theatres and UB’s close proximity to New York City offer great opportunities for motivated students.
Students pursuing the Theatre Arts minor will make the most of the performing arts facilities within the Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC), including spacious teaching/rehearsal spaces and the 938-seat André and Clara Mertens Theatre. The theatre boasts a full fly space, full orchestra pit, dressing rooms, and adjacent scene shop, as well as recently updated air conditioning, lighting, and rigging systems. Visit our Performances page for a list of upcoming concerts and theatrical events.
Students wishing to minor in theatre must complete at least 18 credits drawn from THA, MUSC, MSED and ENGL courses, as approved by a departmental advisor. We encourage students to take at least one course in each of the following four areas:
- Acting, scene study, movement, and voice
- Dramatic literature
- Stagecraft and theatre technology
- Participation in a mainstage production
Theatre classes are offered in rotation and include:
- THA 103 Introduction to theatre Arts
- THA 133 Fundamentals of Acting
- THA 135 Intermediate Acting
- THA 233 Scene Study
- THA 107 Movement for theatre I
- THA 115 Stagecraft I
- THA 215 Applied Theatre Production
- THA 299 Special Topics