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Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies, Theatre

The minor in Theatre provides knowledge and skills for teaching and lays the basis for further study in acting, theatre directing, youth theatre, and playwriting. Communication Studies course work assists students in enhancing such competencies as critical inquiry, problem solving, media and message design, oral performance, relational interaction, and cultural communication. The Communication Studies curriculum provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing careers that apply communication principles, such as public relations, sales, marketing, video or film production, corporate media production, training and development, human resources, public affairs, consulting, and special events planning. In addition, it prepares students for graduate work in various areas, including communication, informatics, humanities, or social sciences, or in professional programs such as law, business, health, and social work.

A minor in Theatre (COMM) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • 9 credits must be completed at IUPUI, 6 credits must be 300/400 level
  • COMM-R 110 may not count towards this minor
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • COMM-T 130: Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)

12 additional credit hours elected from the following:

  • Any COMM-T course
  • COMM-G 391: Seminar (1-3 cr.) (with Department approval)
  • COMM-G 300: Independent Study (1-8 cr.) (with Department approval)